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Comment #413410 by Luis Dias

Science is deeply rooted in common ground, namely, empiricism and reason. But these are not gods, they are only tools that we humans have created. And as we are, they too are flawed


I disagree. They aren't tools we have created. They are tools we have evolved to use because they are an effective and economical way of investigating reality. A chimp that selects a certain twig as better than another to extract termites from a nest by trying and seeing is being a scientist. Reason and science work because of the way the universe works. To talk of other ways of knowing the truth about reality is just making things up, literally.

Tue, 08 Sep 2009 19:10:00 UTC | #395387