January 7, 2019
attributes of science: science is a form of knowledge concerned with prediction
attributes of science: science cannot tell us how we ought to live our life: it cannot tell us which values we ought to have or what we ought to do
attributes of science: compared to "theology" (unscientific forms of thought), science only assumes that scientific, objective truth exists and is valid, but otherwise all knowledge or claims are open to scrutiny or challenge
Contrasts this with "theology": specific facts/values are taken as "revelation" or "faith" and not open to question
attributes of science: science may be assume objective truth but is subjective in that it assumes that it is valuable or worthwhile to know something
clarity: given certain values we hold and what those values tell us to do, science can clarify for us the means required to achieve those ends and unexpected consequences our actions might entail and whether values are in conflict.