The Meaning of it All page 21
It was thought in the Middle Ages that people simply make many observations, and the observations themselves suggest laws. But it does not work that way. It takes much more imagination than that. So the next thing we have to talk about is where the new ideas come from. Actually, it does not make any difference, as long as they come. We have a way of checking whether an idea is correct that has nothing to do with where it came from. We simply test it against observation. So in science we are not interested in where an idea comes from.And I liked this on page 22:
There is no authority who decides what is a good idea. We have lost the need to go to an authority to find out whether an idea is true or not.
human relationships, if there is an independent way of judging truth, can become unargumentative.