Objections that Self-Destruct: “We Can Only be Certain of Things that Can be Scientifically Proven”
“The biggest problem I have with religious beliefs is that you can’t really prove whether they’re true or not. People can believe what they wish, but the honest truth is that it’s all just subjective speculation. At the end of the day, it can’t be scientifically proven, and we can only be certain of things that can be scientifically proven.”
Statement: “We can only be certain of things that can be scientifically proven.”
Corresponding views: Scientism
What it means: Serving as the foundation for the the epistemological theory known as scientism, this view states that certain knowledge can only be obtained through the realm of science. That is to say, one cannot hold a belief with certainty unless it can be scientifically proven. Thus, although one might sincerely believe that what they know on a given matter is true, if it can’t be scientifically proven, then that belief cannot be held with certainty.
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