We’ve had a few discussions about science and faith. We continue to view them as opposites, though that is just because we have them disordered. One of the issues that comes up when discussing science, is that it is inherently true until proven wrong. There is an arrogance that is derived from that. The scientific community tends to only submit their work to themselves for review. They do not often submit it to the realm of philosophers, because they view their conclusions as scientific, not philosophical. This has always concerned me because that arrogance will cause a progress race blinding everyone to one of the most basic questions, “should we do this?”
I am also stuck in one of these strange situations where I have so many thoughts but someone else has already beautifully articulated it. So, rather than reinvent the wheel, I thought I would share it here. This piece is from Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton. The running theme through out this book is how the arrogance of man playing god, forgoing moral debate in order to sell a product before someone else, leads to their own demise.
All of the story lead up to that speech and then the rest of the story proved it. There is a conclusion to this piece that reads,
I wanted to share this because I could not say it better. If you have not read Jurassic Park, I highly recommend it. The movie does it justice, but the book is still worth reading. These principals were written long before people were using “science” in main stream media (thanks again, covid…you suck), but it rings true today. People use the term science to try and get immediate acceptance based on implicit correctness, but there is no such thing. Science is to be scrutinized and challenged with reason, just as everything should be.
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