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posted 29 Aug 2004, 16:08 by Cu'jara Cinmoi, Author of Prince of Nothing

That's precisely the problem. Science has nothing to say about value, except to imply there's no such thing - which is quite terrifying when you realize that it's the most powerful instrument of discovery in the history of the human race. I think you're right that many people overestimate science, but far, far more people underestimate it. When I take classroom polls, the ratio seems to be about 10 to 1. [quote:3o1z40wh]Why do you say no one takes absolute truth seriously anymore?[/quote:3o1z40wh] I meant in the philosophical community. Personally, I'm not even sure I can come to a coherent understanding what an 'absolute' [i:3o1z40wh]anything[/i:3o1z40wh] would look like, let alone an 'absolute truth.' I don't even know what 'truth' is (nor does anyone else), though I think I can more or less distinguish between claims that are more or less true. view post

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