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Is there such a thing as the "Scientific Mind"?

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Jennifer1984 On about 3 hours ago
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Penzance, United Kingdom
#91New Post! Sep 14, 2020 @ 03:59:42
@4d4m Said

Those are interesting points. Basically we could question if Einstein had a perfect scientific mind because if he did he would have known his theories would have been misused.


I disagree. What you are now claiming is that purely by virtue of being scientists, all the possible permutations of future events can be predicted and calculated with absolute accuracy, and then the most cautious line can be taken in the name of safety.

If that were possible (which I rather doubt it is), we'd still be living in caves.
dookie On 4 minutes ago
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#92New Post! Sep 14, 2020 @ 09:02:49
Just reading a bit of Bertie Russell, from his introduction to his now classic work "The History of Western Philosophy":-

"Philosophy, as I shall understand the word, is something intermediate between theology and science. Like theology, it consists of speculations on matters as to which definite knowledge has, so far, been unascertainable; but like science, it appeals to human reason rather than to authority, whether that of tradition or that of revelation. All definite knowledge — so I should contend — belongs to science; all dogma as to what surpasses definite knowledge belongs to theology. But between theology and science there is a No Man's Land, exposed to attack from both sides; this No Man's Land is philosophy. Almost all the questions of most interest to speculative minds are such as science cannot answer, and the confident answers of theologians no longer seem so convincing as they did in former centuries."

Just take what you need and leave the rest.......

darkman666 On about 6 hours ago




Saint Louis, Missouri
#93New Post! Sep 14, 2020 @ 13:58:59
@Jennifer1984 Said

I haven't seen that, Darkman. It sounds interesting. We get Nat Geo Channel as part of our Sky package, but I don't get to watch much TV these days and when I do it's either news, movies or sport. Boring eh..?

But thanks for the tip.



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