Human Reasoning and Science
December 2, 2007 10 Comments
It could be truly said that I draw upon the writings of CS Lewis a bit too much. The man’s writing is top notch as is his apologetic approach, so I make no apologies, no pun intended.
Like most research labs, the one I work in has a dry erase board. Most labs I’ve been in use it to post announcements or what needs to be ordered in the way of lab supplies.
Ours, well our small group is not quite so organized so I took the opportunity to write down the following Lewis quote,
Unless human reasoning is valid no science can be true
I chose it obviously because well, it is a research lab where real science is taking place. One of my co-workers asked me about it when he first saw it. I’m guessing he liked it because well it’s one of those “no duh” kind of statements.
Perhaps he would have been less approving had I told him it came from a book titled, Miracles, for you see he does not (like most scientists) believe in the supernatural.
But what of the quote? Can science be used to prove the validity of human reasoning? Especially if the validity of human reasoning is what makes science valid?