On 1/15/2013 9:13 AM, Alberto G. Corona wrote:
'that there is something fundamental that has particular properties
is unscientific dogma'.
Then everything is unscientific. because no human knowledge can be
expressed without unproven premises at the bottom.
Dogmas are not axioms neither premises, neither assumption, but the
latter tend to become dogmas. This has been a constant in history no
matter where it is applied.
I argue that we can test the results of these dogmas, axioms and
other assumed-to-be-true concepts by their logical consequences in
models of the theories that can be formed from them. We just have to
give up the idea that we can have absolute and infallible knowledge and
accept partial and approximate notions of truth. We can see in the
history of mathematics and science how is is the weakening of absolutist
assumptions that has lead us to better knowledge of the world, so why do
we keep kicking against the pricks?
2013/1/15 Bruno Marchal <marc...@ulb.ac.be <mailto:marc...@ulb.ac.be>>
'that there is something fundamental that has particular
properties is unscientific dogma'.
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