Re: The religion of science
Posted by Mike Kremer on Mar 04, 2002 at 06:27
Re: The religion of science (anon)
Science, and scientist do not accept anything on faith. Be it trees falling in a forest, with no one around to see or hear them, or maths on this or any other world.
Everything in science is built up step by step from first principles, each step has to be proven.
Exactly like Pythagorus's Theorems. Which starts by defining a point in space. Until a stage is proven -its just a conjecture.
For etherial questions like trees falling in forests-there is such a thing as cause and effect.
Everything that changes has a cause, and every change leaves its effect, on and on, ad-infinitum.
I like to turn thing around and make people think I could say that there are very few changes in our Macro World, rather more in the Micro World,
and a continuous infinite number of changes in the Sub-Atomic World. You are right when you said science is an awe inspiring edifice...but no way is it built upon a faith, just because we cannot prove or understand it for the moment.
- the religion of science anyman 04/3 15:55 (0)
- 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)
- Re: Axioms y 27/3 07:56 (1)
- Re: Axioms Y 27/3 08:08 (0)
- 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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