4th August 2009

“Science is based solely on doubt-based, disinterested examination of the natural and physical world. It is entirely independent of personal belief. There is a very important, fundamental concomitant – that is to accept absolutely nothing whatsoever, for which there is no evidence, as having any fundamental validity.”

Harry Kroto

One Response to “4th August 2009”

  1. Chris Says:

    What we see as a virtue, many on the other side see as a critical flaw. For the religiously minded, the provisional nature of science is far less desirable than the (false) certainties of the bible. It seems to me that being taught to see the world through some book actually damages ones ability to think rationally. How else are we to explain how there can be some many different sects, each using the same text as a basis and yet have such drastically different interpretations?

    So it seems to me that a reality based view actually offers far greater certainty about the world. There are things we know and things we don’t know and we don’t have to pretend or lie that we do. Instead, we get about the work of finding out.