In Which I Get All Philosophical On You
I’m betting most of us here consider ourselves skeptics, and proudly so. We don’t believe in astrology, homeopathy, psychics, and other supernatural phenomena. We avoid superstition and belief in things for which there are no “proof.” We are also probably pretty big fans of science. Even if some of us don’t actually enjoy the subject in school, most of us probably have respect for the “scientific method” and believe that the claims science makes about the world are true. But should we? Is there a good reason to believe that science describes “objective reality,” and if so what is it?
I have been taking a Philosophy of Science course this semester, and these are some of the key questions we have been discussing. I am forming my own opinions on the matter, and will blog about them later, but first I want to hear your opinions. Should we not only be skeptical of supernatural and paranormal claims, but also about those made by science?