Re: definition of science

From: D. F. Siemens, Jr. <dfsiemensjr@juno.com>
Date: Mon Apr 25 2005 - 16:00:11 EDT

On Mon, 25 Apr 2005 14:30:41 -0400 "Alexanian, Moorad"
<alexanian@uncw.edu> writes:
> If science deals with the physical aspect of reality, then the
> question arises if life can be characterized by purely physical
> concepts only. I do not think so.
>
> Moorad

This gets sticky. Are you claiming that there are emergent concepts in
biology which are not those of the physical sciences, or that life
involves something beyond the physical, something spiritual or "soulish"?
The former is totally compatible with physical measurement, but the
latter requires at least some elements that are not amenable to such
measurement.
Dave
Received on Mon Apr 25 16:41:38 2005

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