Re: The state of suburban theology

From: Howard J. Van Till <>
Date: Fri Jun 25 2004 - 15:02:37 EDT

On 6/21/04 11:16 AM, "John W Burgeson" <> wrote:

> Howard posted: >>"Scientific knowledge is not about the universe in its
> wholeness but only
> about some structure selected to fit the demands of the techniques and
> theories available to the human mind at any given stage in the
> development
> of scientific thought. What is true of science in this respect is true of
> philosophy and theology or any other way in which the human mind might
> attain knowledge."
> Howard Van Till>>
> Are those your words or a quotation from somewhere?
> Either way -- very useful summary. I'd like to try to work in
> Polkinghorne's concept of verisimilitude with it, along with the saying
> ""It has become clear that science is not in contact with ultimate
> reality; that at best it describes the waves and not he water of
> reality." I don't know where that one came from either.

This is quoted from "My Intellectual Autobiography" by Henry Nelson Wieman.

(Sorry for the delayed response. Your message was first held up in my "bulk"

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