From: "henry sholar" <H_SHOLAR@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 3 Nov 1997 7:25:16 EST
>Steve Callihan "certs":
>Science has no interest in measuring truth on the basis
>of certitude--that is not a scientific issue, but a philosophical issue.
>Science is not concerned with what truth, as truth, is, but only with what
>those certain truths (certainties) are that can be determined by means of
dear Steven, "by means of its method" then means that "scientific
certainty" is "certainty by means of its method" so that really,
we are certain of scientific truth" when we recapitulate the
scientific methods used to ascertain those "truths."
so, to lay on the words "scientific certainty" as tho it were the
"core of reality" that is our ground or foundation, is perhaps,
to lay a little more on to this "certainty by means of its method"
than is necessary to its implications.
and, perhaps, there is always a metaphysical stance pre-supposed
in developing these lab-discovering "certainities"? and perhaps some
ethno-cultural values kinda get motivational in developemnt of hypotheses
formulated in the pursuit of "certainty"?
and let me be the last to suggest that "the holy and divine Market"
might have any influence on this ceaseless pursuit of "certainty"...
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