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Philosophy (ideas) Versus Science (facts)

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Posted by Thomas on November 1, 2001 15:41:51 UTC

The point is not whether the laws are obscured by the senses, the point is whether science is inconsistent with our sensory impressions of the world, which it isn't.

Philosophers like to waste time discussing what's on the other end of the senses, when it should be obvious that whatever it is, it cannot be known. It's also obvious, to me anyway, that it doesn't make any difference whatsoever whether what cannot be known exists or not.

So unless you know a way to learn about reality other than seeing, hearing, touching, anything you say that contradicts your sense impressions is necessarily mistaken. Philosophy may sound like a noble endeavour but only your senses can reveal what is true. Too bad some people don't like that fact and still think philosophy is more important than science.

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