There is no other method than science

John Loftus links to a video worth watching.

It’s just a short clip trying to explain the very basis of scientific thinking. It doesn’t provide any real understanding of the scientific method of course (you’d have to take university courses on the philosophy/theory of science for that) but it’s a good start. Finally, I’d like to issue a mild complaint about the title of Loftus’ blog post: it doesn’t go far enough. When it comes to obtaining general knowledge about the nature of reality (going beyond the kind of knowledge concerning particular entities in one’s immediate experience, obtainable from the sense organs) there is not only no better method than science, there is no other workable method at all.


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