Journal 1

Journal 1

  • Submitted By: jappaex
  • Date Submitted: 10/25/2008 5:27 AM
  • Category: Philosophy
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Tok Journal One
Science: Topic C

“Science will never explain everything – that is why it is so useful!” –Robert Ehrlich

The above quote by Robert Ehrlich resonates strongly with me due to the fact that I am a strong believer in science. However although science is a great tool for understanding the world around us, it is not all powerful; all seeing, it is not Sauron too say the least. One has too look at other explanations for the universe and the human experience, other explanations such as Religious/Spiritual and Aesthetic/Artistic for a more complete view. I believe the reason that science can’t explain all human experience is due to the simple fact that every human is different from one another. Some are bought up from birth to be religious and spiritual in touch with god. This belief in a higher being gives them a different outlook on life and shapes the way they live it. It not only shapes them but gives them a moral set of code, for which to follow. This differs from science in the fact that science must be proven to be a fact, its information backed by evidence. Whereas with religion one simply has faith in the fact that there is a being looking down on you from the heavens, a being of great power. Others are bought up by people with strong faith in the arts and all it’s different aspects, Music, Painting, Carving, Dance, etc. This shapes them in ways that differ to those who follow the path of god(s). Despite the fact that both of these explanations do have some relevance when looking at the world I do not believe they are similar in usefulness to Science. I believe this because Science gives you answers backed up with proof, rather than say for instance a painting of the creation of the universe based on an image in the artists mind. However this brings us back to the quote by Robert Ehrlich, the reason that science is so useful is because it cant explain everything. This leaves it up to the other facets of explanation to give us a faithful...

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