Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Blinded By Science


An interesting point of view that I came across today.

In our time, we are perhaps less inclined to recognize science as a set of ideas with aspirations to universality precisely because the scientific enterprise has been so successful. But the authority we cede to science, both as the servant of health and as the master of knowledge, weakens our allegiance to those other sources of wisdom so crucial to our self-understanding and self-government. Those other sources serve to ground our moral judgment, while science avoids or flattens moral questions, since it cannot answer them and rarely needs to ask them. .  .  . For all its power, science risks leaving us morally impotent. Imagining the Future

2 comments:

Ruth said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Ruth

http://www.infrared-sauna-spot.info

an anonymous coward said...

now, allow me to inform you that not all well intentioned actions result in favourable results.



u are exhibiting all the symptoms of a half baked demagogue apologist, u write in convoluted language, quote aplenty nothing much of your own, simply you do not possess much substance.



you think this is pretty smart (deep down inside) n you are doing your faith a great service.



in fact other than providing like minded ppl a place to come in here n masturbate on the same subject, give each other a pad on the back n feel good abt themselves, your blog does not do much other than to generate scorn n despise from neutrals n individual from other beliefs.



so what have u achieved?? u can't convert any new followers yet you generated much bad publicity for your faith.



well, nobody likes to hear hostile rhetoric, it really depends on how much depth you have.


ART?? u call this art?