Thank you Skepticeye. Well I did ask didn’t I. I appreciate your time.
Yes it’s a great thing, Scientific Method. It is an orthodoxy which obviously works but also does not work. In the way you describe it, it stands as a model of the world and more poignantly it is a model (reflection even) of a part of human behaviour, ( that part which collates and rationalises and also that part which wants definitive answers and to feel secure) From evidence of looking at the world, people and myself I don’t see it as a complete or totally accurate model.
Because Science is not a model, it is a method. Anyone who suggests otherwise is bent on disappointment.
The rest of our understanding, behaviour and consequently the rest of our brain is left out. It works for some things in the world. The world itself doesn’t work like this even if we think it does. ’ It could be argued that Scientific Method itself has shown up that Scientific Method is inadequate as it stands when we look at the quantum world and ask ‘what actually is matter?’ There is something else at play, not God or other superstitions, we’ve done all that, maybe literally the unknown, an unknown, a permanent unknown . We are not good at not knowing, Science won’t like it and people won’t like it.
I don’t understand what you are getting at here. It sounds confused…
It does tend to stop some of the verbiage though,( it starts a whole new lot, thinking you know what the unknown is!!) which brings up the other issue, why are people saying so much? The web is a great ‘democratiser’, no one is really more important than anyone else, to heavily criticize another person who has some ideas is just a way of trying to push them out of the picture, POWER. C’est la vie.
We are all washerwomen now? Only joking, don’t want to be washerwomanist.
Like the all important Priest who had spent a lifetime prostrating himself before God saying he was nothing in the eyes of the Lord. He saw a Novice doing the same thing and said ‘oh, look who’s trying to be nothing now!’
Also questions remain, why are we here, who are we, what is the universe, what is consciousness? Stemming from these is, for instance ‘how do we live and how do we stop killing each other? Seriously, this is why it is important to question everything because we haven’t solved it yet.
demonstrating yet again that Science is not everything. It was never claimed to be.