The religion of science
Posted by anon on Mar 04, 2002 at 02:44
What is math, and why does it work in our world? IF we do not know what math is and why it works in our world, and IF math is a cornerstone of modern science, then modern science is actually a faith, and math is the voodoo element.
There are also other articles of faith, for example the principles of refutation and verification. If scientists do not accept these principles on faith, on what grounds do they accept them?
All of science becomes an awe inspiring edifice built upon faith in certain hypotheticals. It simply happens to be built upon a different set of hypotheticals than those used by more "orthodox" religions.
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- Those first principles anon 04/3 13:05 (12)
- Re: Those first principles Natalie L. Smith 07/3 09:43 (3)
- Axioms bobbapink 04/3 13:55 (7)
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- axioms anyman 04/3 16:03 (4)
- But there are so few! bobbapink 04/3 17:43 (3)
- Re: But there are so few! anyman 04/3 18:07 (2)
- Philosophically, I can think only of tree bobbapink 04/3 18:25 (1)
- er...tree/three - must be fallout from the tree falling in forest debate! bobbapink 04/3 18:27 (0)
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