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Putting innovation to the test

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5539 (Published 30 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5539

Science & Philosophy


Mixing metrics with ethics, truth fuses science with philosophy. Science quantifies and classifies truth, while philosophy qualifies and clarifies truth. Without this crucial fusion, we wallow in confusion. 


Competing interests: No competing interests

03 December 2017
Hugh Mann
Physician
Retired
New York, NY, USA