the religion of science
Posted by anyman on Mar 04, 2002 at 15:55
Re: The religion of science (Mike Kremer)
...but no way is it built upon a faith, just because we cannot prove or understand it for the moment
just because we cannot prove or understand it for the moment???
first there are things that are "proven" and "understood"...ie, there are some absolutes
as for the rest...you right...they are either unproven (and many times, unprovable) and/or poorly understood or not understood at all
in these situations, we have assumptions, which are often axiomatic...
assumption = FAITH...
we believe the postulate to be true...we work with it as true...and reasonably so, until such time as the postulate might be falsified
you CANNOT separate science and faith and philosophy...the three, are an inseparable triad
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