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Harvey, Define Nature, Please.

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Posted by Alexander on January 24, 2002 20:59:45 UTC

Science is the most objective of what? The best we can say is that science is the most objective discipline at developing models that match predicted observables. This doesn't tell us anything about the nature of those models. In order for those models to have any significant meaning they must be enriched by philosophy.

Harwey, what do you mean by "nature" here?

Say, what is the nature of electric current? Of magnetism? Or of such "act of god" as hurricane? Or of tornado?

Tell us how science "does not tell us anything" about nature of tornado or magnetism?

(Side note: does religion tells us about nature of hurricane? "Act of God", huh?

Are you serious denying usefullness of science in explaining nature of millions phenomena around us?
This is extremely naive or immature point of view.

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