Quote of the Day

“Philosophy of science is about as useful to scientists as ornithology is to birds.” Richard P. Feynman

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2 thoughts on “Quote of the Day

  1. I disagree ….. a smattering of philosophy of science has enabled me to realize that one cannot use science to justify atheism. Yes, one can be an atheist, and reasonably so (I’m pretty sure I am). But philosophers of science remind us that science can deal only with natural phenomena, not supernatural ones. God is a supernatural phenomenon, so science can say nothing about it. Turn in your grave, Richard….

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  2. But Feynman’s point is that the philosophy of science doesn’t have much effect on the way scientists do science. The point you raise about whether science justifies atheism has nothing to do with how science is done. Outside the field of ticks, you’re a bit slow on the uptake, eh?

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