Thursday, February 2, 2012
Group 3 - Ch 3
I like the idea of evidence and reason being overrated. Despite how little it makes sense given what we currently know about nature, I have for as long as I can remember had this feeling deep within that there's something more to this world than meets the eye. Perhaps it's just wishful thinking. I'd be rather disappointed if this all really is just a meaningless lump of mass. I'm not against the notion of empiricism, I do think we'll figure it out someday, but it might be hard to classify it under what we call science now. Surely a thousand years ago people would have thought the idea of electricity to be mystical. We have grown too arrogant in our time, thinking that we are the pinnacle of scientific thought. I forget who said it but there's a great quote that sums this up, "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic."