So, I've been thinking about this question as part of an assignment which I have to do and one way in which I have approached it is the following;
Our view of the world is essentially that pre-conceived idea of what physically happens based on what we can observe through the 5 senses. I'm working with this particular definition, at least for now.
Now, we can agree that a large part of constructing a scientific theory is observation.At the very least, that is what is clear within the inductivist view of science.
Naturally, because of this link to observation, I'm arguing that scientific theories destabilize our view of the world more than they solidify it, since they present details that we are not able to observe directly through our senses, thereby changing our understanding of what is actually happening in the world.
Would this argument actually work? If it does not, why?
So the original question was the following;
‘Every theory destabilizes as much as it solidifies our view of the world’’ (Nathan Jurgenson). Discuss.
I'm discussing this in the context of the human sciences and natural sciences