A Metanexus article today includes this quote: "In one short sentence he
(Pasteur) proclaimed a motto for Science: "Do not posit anything that you
cannot prove by experimentation."
A somewhat similar statement was made by Lord Kelvin: "When you can
measure what you are speaking about, and express it in numbers, you know
something about it; but when you cannot measure it, when you cannot
express it in numbers, your knowledge is of a meager and unsatisfactory
kind; it may be the beginning of knowledge, but you
have scarcely, in your thoughts, advanced to the stage of science."
It would seem that a strict demarcationist might, on the basis of these
two statements, have some difficulties with the Grand Evolutionary
(microbe to man) theory. How would such a person be answered?
John Burgeson (Burgy)
(science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)
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