Friday, September 9, 2011

The Value of Science, The Value of Not Science

What science is good at is predicting and controlling the environment. Scientists know what their job is. They know how to get it done....But the reason people are dubious about science is they want truth to be redemptive; they want truth to add up to wisdom. And knowing how things work, which is all that science can give us, doesn't amount to wisdom, it doesn't redeem the human condition. In certain moods it can strike you as relatively unimportant.
- Richard Rorty

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