Faith of the Scientist
I’ll often hear people say things like, “I have no time for faith. I live my live on reason, observation and evidence.” Really?
I see. Well – let’s see how that works, shall we?
Lets imagine a scientist is doing some rigorous analysis, studying something in nature. How about, the behaviour of enzymes in the human digestive system. Well – I agree. That scientist is going to use reason, she’s going to make observations and also appeal to the evidence she gathers as she reaches her conclusions. But – what else is going on as she does so?…