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Power Is Not Necessarily Knowledge

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Posted by Michael W. Pearson on July 13, 2002 20:30:41 UTC

Hi, Paul
You wrote:
"In spite of knowing little or nothing "for sure",
there is no doubt that we "know" many things at a sufficient level of accuracy to make that knowledge work for us."

The idea that empirical science is equal to knowledge is wrong. And it has proven dangerously so many times. Science proceeds by trial and error, reasoning, record keeping, peer review etc.

But we can't skip over the "trial and ERROR" part.
The fact that a drunk has not YET crashed the car does not show that the drunk KNOWS how to drive the car in his present condition. It only means, so far, so good. I completely reject the assertion that we "know" things if our little contraptions "work" so far.

Will you explain why you don't allow proofs in chemistry and physics? Show me up! :)


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