Scientism

Posted: February 27, 2014 in Apologetics, Quotes
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Many scientists claim that science itself can account for any and all truth. Is this true? What about the laws of logic, or mathematics? Can science account for moral values, or beauty? What about the claim that other minds exist? Can the speed of light be proven empirically by science?

Most of the above can only be proven through metaphysical or philosophical disciplines.

“Science cannot inherently account for several things. First, logic and math cannot be proven by science. Science must presuppose both of these things. Without logic science cannot even make basic inferences. Even the law of gravity would never be inferred without logic. Yet if logic is divorced from science and science attempted to prove logic, it would either be completely unsuccessful or reason in a circle.”

— Randy Everist, from the Possible Worlds blog

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simul iustus et peccator,

Eric “can’t prove I have a mind” Adams

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