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End of science?

July 14th, 2009 · No Comments

Unscientific American and the End of Science

Mireille Celibataires said,
July 14, 2009 at 8:00 am · I don’t believe in the end of science! I want to say something else: Science is a product of society and, despite of what some fanatic scientist like Dawkins say, it should serve society and not replace religion as food for the masses.

I don’t believe in the ‘end of science’ either. But the phrase itself has a spectrum of meanings, and, from one point of view, science reaches the limits of its method, beyond which it cannot go. For good Kantian reasons.
At that point the creation of a metaphyiscal science begins to hide this outcome, e.g. Darwinism is made to be the solution to all metaphysical issues.

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