Sunday, February 15, 2015

Science

I have, for the most part, been of a scientific mind set all my life.  Science is a method to find and a body of knowledge about what's found out about the stuff of nature.  Science, for example,  cannot tell us why the universe exists, but it can inform us of how the universe has developed over a very long time.  Science cannot tell us why the first bit of brown algae popped from the primordial ooze, but it can, given the creature, follow it's development into the assorted creatures on the planet including us.

Science provides natural answers to natural questions.  The answers are not "True," no they hold or don't hold for now.  The simplest test of the value of science is its success.  Imagine the world without scientists, doing science to yield science that in turn is used by others to make things like refrigerators, microwave ovens, and all those other bits of modernity we assume have always been around.

Here's a piece on why it's hard for some to accept science--

Why science is so hard to believe

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