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December 4, 2016 / compassioninpolitics

The Limits of Scientism: Discovering the Limits of Science

The following is a direct quote from Dr. John Oakes:

Questions Science is good at answering:

  • When?
  • What?
  • Where?
  • How many?
  • By what means?

Questions Science is very bad at answering:

  • Why am I here?
  • Is that the right thing to do?
  • How valuable am I?
  • Does God exist?  Does God act (theism)?
  • Will that God respond if I pray?
  • Do supernatural events (miracles) happen?
  • Einstein:  “Religion without science is lame but science without religion is blind.”

Dr. Oakes reminds us, “It does not answer the questions that everyone actually cares about.”

I borrowed this from Dr. John Oakes’ lecture notes here.

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