Truth, Science, Religion, Fiction

One of the mistakes that people – and I include scientists and journalists in my definition of “people”, because, well, I’m charitable like that – is that they think science is all about discovering the “truth”. Scientist David Sloan-Wilson went so far as characterising science as a religion that had truth as its God.

But science is nothing of the kind. “Truth” is a concept that is best left to theologians and philosophers. Science, on the other hand, is better characterised not as a religion, but as a rational process, in which the goal is not the attainment of truth, but the quantification of doubt.

The Guardian on Facebook.

Exactly. Read the entire article.

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2 Replies to “Truth, Science, Religion, Fiction”

  1. if this is the case, then science is of no value to anyone and is just another destructive force wielded by the hand of satan and bent on ruining people’s lives.

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