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as·sum·ing. verb (used with object) 1. to take for granted or without proof: to assume that everyone wants peace. Synonyms: suppose, presuppose; postulate, posit.
science is entirely based upon agreed assumptions. Many scientists hate to admit that because they like to jockey around on this notion of pure objectivism, but who are they kidding? No one but themselves. I'll tell you this, in the setting I work in, which is around all sorts of scientists, there is no shortage of dogmatism, confusion and misunderstandings. Many agreed upon assumptions have less to do with empirical data then it does with politics and funding and personalities. Most of the data is entirely up for interpretation anyways. It is crazy at times.
You would assume wrong. Its not that I do not like assumption, I just do not like what assumption leads to which is fallacies and arrogance. Most of the assumptions someone will make without information are incorrect but they become attached to their assumptions and will not let them go and no matter what you say you cannot sway them. Some would argue that it is commitment or determination but I view it as arrogance. when you are wrong, you are wrong and you need to accept the fact that you will not always be right but most times people who assume will never admit they are wrong. That is what i do not like.