KQ: In what way does disagreement promote scientific progress?
I think disagreement is a key element in scientific progress. It helps scientists to reach further and look at things differently. But when the disagreement happens between scientists and “civilians” things might get a little tricky. There’s ethics involved, and that on one side can stop progress or slow it down. Although on the other side, again, it can make scientists look at things differently and hopefully find better ways of making progress.