What do we mean when we say self-correcting?
We mean that the role of scientists (and their carer advancement) depend on creating new scientific models. The easiest way to do so, is to find the mistakes in the existing ones, correct them and create an improved model.
This means that science has a built-in mechanism to detect and correct errors. This mechanism is independent from any external factors such as morals, ethics, religions and politics.
This is precisely why science is so powerful. It not only creates useful models but keeps improving on them all by itself!
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