Pragmatism “what works”. Not necessarily science. You can engineer marvelous things that work without knowing “why”, just that they do.

Pragmatism “what works”. Not necessarily science. You can engineer marvelous things that work without knowing “why”, just that they do.

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I’s not entirely false though. Remember the sciences “explain why” and their why’s aren’t always correct. It doesn’t take away from objective reality, just that the explanations aren’t always right.

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I would never do away with scientific knowledge. But part of the process of doing science is an ongoing willingness to be mistaken and then corrected.

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The “doings” of the sciences, I’d never want to stop. I don’t even mind advocacy for the sciences – I do it a lot myself.

But where it starts turning into religious devotion, then it starts to get to be a problem imo. Heroes are great but there are no saints in the sciences.

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The humans doing the processes of the sciences I’m fine with.

It’s the humans religifying it that I’m calling out. It’s bad enough when a religion becomes a religion.

 

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