Re: virus: Faith, Logic and Purpose
Tue, 18 Nov 1997 01:33:49 -0500 (EST)

In a message dated 97-11-18 01:30:20 EST, you write:

> >>Science can't lie to reach its goals, but art is all about useful and
> >>purposeful deceptions. If you'd like to help me see the art in science,
> >>however, I'm game.
> >
> >If scientific theories aren't True with a capital T, then what are they?

They're theories with a capital T. Hence the name. Scientific "truth", even
if it is what we at any one time accept as "truth", is not necessarily
universal, or for that matter, true. It is only true in the sense that we
have not yet disproved it. Plato's theories were considered true until
Aristotle and Galileo defeated them. Therefore, scientific theory, although
it may fall into truth as we see it, may very well be only a single step
along the path of truth, and may be discounted by future generations.

~Steve Paulo
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