Humility that is all! Let us not exaggerate the power of our brains.
Remember we have a difficult time explaining the very organ we use to do the
>>I have always said that unique events are outside of the purview of
>>science--science in the sense of physics. Cosmology is the only case in
>>physics which is different.
>>We can make statistical predictions of the life of stars and presumably we
>>do not fully understand what is really happening out there. I think of
>>evolutionary theory as forensic science. But when you get to the deep
>>philosophical assumptions being made, one realizes that some scientists
>>annihilate all forms of knowledge and reduce everything to science. That can
>>result in bad science not to say a confused human being.
>But surely we can't evade every problem our viewpoint has with the mere
>dismissal that "we can't ever KNOW". That is reducing all viewpoints to the
>lowest common denominator, it is merely belief and nothing more. It appears
>that you are suggesting that instead of reducing all forms of knowledge to
>science, that we reduce all forms of knowledge to belief. Thus all
>viewpoints are logically and evidentially equivalent and this simply isn't so.
>With this view, why do you do physics? What possible knowledge can you ever
There is a marked difference between giving explanations and claiming that
such explanations are either correct or final. A little humility goes a long
way. As to physics, physicists make big claims but such claims never leave
the physics community and are nothing compared with the claims made by