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SaganTheCat's Avatar Jump to comment 14 by SaganTheCat

"Teach your students how effective science is when exploring how the universe works but realize the severe limitations science when trying to understand why the universe works"

sorry nordic, my 2penneth...

I eould like this cliche to be removed from all future arguments and put on the falacy list.

"Science can answer HOW but not WHY..." [everyone stroke chin thoughtfully and say "aaaahhh"]

how are the two different? or to put it another way, why is there a difference?

science will explain how a cake rises in the oven. it will also explain why a cake rises in the oven. it will be the same explaination.

(although i will concede science won't answer the question of why a cake decided one day it was going to rise in the oven)

Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:28:04 UTC | #949323