The Limits of What Science Can Reveal

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The Limits of What Science Can Reveal

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Post by Philip » Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:59 pm

I found this interesting, as science simply isn't capable of answering certain big questions - certainly not directly!

https://www.reasons.org/explore/blogs/r ... ing-limits

I liked this outtake:
If scientists are to go about their work with any confidence, they must, for instance, believe in such presuppositions as:

The objective reality of the cosmos
The basic intelligibility of the cosmos
The order, regularity, and uniformity of nature
The validity of mathematics and logic
The basic reliability of human cognitive faculties and sensory organs
The congruence between the human mind and physical reality
That an acceptable criterion for an adequate hypothesis exists
That what is observed in nature can provide clues and indicators of unobservable patterns and processes

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Re: The Limits of What Science Can Reveal

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Post by PaulSacramento » Thu Dec 12, 2019 10:17 am

Science is about discovering HOW things work, not why but how.
Science is also NEVER settled, it is always "self-correcting".

The limits of science are:
Observation
Replication
Falsification

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