Are you saying that we ought to consider the meaning of the word science
to be synonymous with every area of human contemplation?
> I don't see how the two can be separated.
> Science is "natural philosophy" which apprehends
> the entire natural world. As science (linguistics,
> cognitive science, etc) make inroads into a
> science of language and understanding and
> consciousness, the line is blurred again, some
> more, forever.
> Godel's incompleteness theorem would seem
> to typify the interlockedness of the two.
> Meanwhile, we all have our own personal
> relationship to science and the mystery
> that comes with it. For only a very few
> does science seem to evaporate the mystery,
> for most, I contend, it merely adds beauty
> and complexity to the simple mysteries
> such as existence, duality of form and
> function, form and substance.
> I do not see how, until we become machines
> or Vulcans, that one can exclude the other.
> And even then, we suspect both machines
> and Vulcans of being capable of apprehending
> beauty, art, philosophy and the rest of us
> of accepting beauty, art and philosophy as
> not excluding science.
> Steve Smith
> TSA-5 LANL
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