Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Physicist Father Stanley Jaki and the Limits of the Scientific Method

Casa Santa Lidia links to an article delineating how "[l]a importancia de reconocer los límites del método científico, que impide a la ciencia experimental tratar realidades no cuantificables, ha sido expuesta como una de las principales aportaciones del sacerdote y físico Stanley Jaki" — Reconocer los límites del método científico, herencia del padre Jaki.

Strange, isn't it, how those who believe our human reason to be the result of random chemical interactions also believe that this same unaided human reason is capable of absolute knowledge?

"The materialists are offensive to me in many respects; their doctrines I hold to be pernicious, and I am disgusted at their arrogance," wrote Alexis de Tocqueville. "If their system could be of any utility to man, it would seem to be by giving him a modest opinion of himself; but these reasoners show that it is not so; and when they think they have said enough to prove that they are brutes, they appear as proud as if they had demonstrated that they are gods."

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Blogger Steve Hayes said...

Have just been engaged in a discussion of the meaning of "Scientism" in a forum discussing English usage. I think this might be helpful.

5:54 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

A most important discussion.

11:18 AM  

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