Tagged: Epistemology

The [in]compatibility of science and religion - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jan 19, 2012

There have been several books lately promoting the idea the religion and science are compatible – or at least challenging any suggestion that they might be incompatible. Of course, these were written by advocates of religion, or at least advocates … Continue reading → … Read More

’Other ways of knowing’ and their result. - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Dec 28, 2011

Here’s a little clip from one of Richard Dawkins presentations. I think it’s a fitting illustration of what science would be like if epistemologically it behaved the way religion does. It also ridicules the concept that religion has “other ways … Continue reading → … Read More

Historians of science sometimes miss the wood for the trees - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Oct 14, 2011

I came across this nice little quote recently:* Philosophy of science without history of science is empty; history of science without philosophy of science is blind. It’s attributed to  Imre Lakatos, the Hungarian philosopher of mathematics and science. This really … Continue reading → … Read More