Saturday, February 16, 2013

Is Science Omnipotent?

Peter Atkins challenges William Lane Craig by arguing that "science is omnipotent." Is science omnipotent?

Atkins, like many naturalistic scientists, believes that we can only know something to be true if we have some way to determine that it is true. If we can't test it, then we can't know that it's true. This is what philosophers call verificationism. A.J. Ayer is famous for promoting this view but this kind of thinking goes back even further to Hume and the other empiricists.

Is science omnipotent? Can science tell us everything?

Craig begs to differ!

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