This is a very good discussion of the nature of science and the role played by values and principles, and should be taken as informing the ed tech and online learning research community as well. Opening an International Science Council (ISC) meeting on the subject, Peter Gluckman notes that "science is not a fixed knowledge system but one that is self-correcting and evolves," and "does not exist in isolation from other knowledge systems be they originating from religion, tradition, local knowledge, indigenous knowledge, or the tacit or learned knowledge of different occupations." This is important because the values and principles from these other sources of knowledge all have a role to play in how science is managed and applied in society. There's much more; take the 10 minutes to have a read.
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