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    A Reflection on the Limitations of Science

    October 12, 2007 by Brandy Vencel

    Science defines a day as the time required for the earth to complete a full rotation. A year is defined by the time required for the earth to complete a full orbit of the sun. These are descriptive terms, to be sure. And yet they are somewhat dull and lifeless, at least if time is all that can be conceived of concerning the word day.

    Science may tell us what a day is, but its capacity beyond that is quite limited. Science cannot wax eloquent about the day’s merits, nor can it grumble about its failings.

    Science cannot tell us that the day was good, and yet isn’t it true that goodness can be a fact?

    I love science. I find it fascinating. But it seems that there are facts which are beyond the reach of science.

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    1 Comment

  • Reply Nanny Y. October 13, 2007 at 4:22 pm

    I love this kind of pondering 🙂 You put words to these thoughts very well.

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