Science Trips Over Its Own Feet (Politics)

by xeno6696 @, Sonoran Desert, Thursday, September 16, 2010, 01:38 (4305 days ago) @ Balance_Maintained

I have no problem with science sticking with what it is good at. I do, however, have a problem with science is the only answer, or that any other answer is rubbish simply because it does not fit within their materialistic paradigm.-It comes from a different kind of epistemology, it values these things:-1. Reliability. If we can't reliable reach identical conclusions, than we don't have knowledge, but opinion.-2. Repeatability. If we can't repeatedly reach identical conclusions, then we don't have knowledge, but opinion. -Things that are not considered material simply cannot fit into this paradigm. I don't think this is wrong, because I think it is reasonable. So yeah, even though I disagree with them barring him from the conference, scientifically, if he can't perform 1 or 2 on his paranormal ideas, he's not practicing science; Science asserts materialism. -Having previously come from an atheist perspective, I'm still enough of a materialist that when it comes to subjects that can't meet 1 or 2; I just keep my mouth shut, because it means they cannot actually be studied.

\"Why is it, Master, that ascetics fight with ascetics?\"

\"It is, brahmin, because of attachment to views, adherence to views, fixation on views, addiction to views, obsession with views, holding firmly to views that ascetics fight with ascetics.\"

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