Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Defining Science & Philosophy

No doubt many scientists operate on the unconscious assumption that the material world is all there is. Dawkins and others have simply made this explicit, but they should not be recognized as speaking in the name of science. When expressing such views, they are knowingly or unknowingly engaging in philosophy, and, when venturing beyond ­science, they need to acquire the competence appropriate to philosophy. This is what Dawkins has failed to do.

- Rudy A. Bernard

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