Posts Tagged ‘epistemology’

Metaphysics vs Science: Proof vs Disproof

April 19, 2010

Recently, I’ve been wondering about the differences between science and metaphysics. They’re very similar in many ways. They both, ultimately, explore the nature of reality. They share many questions…

And yet they’re fundamentally different.


Observation vs Authority

April 18, 2010

As David Hume puts it: It’s more likely if you see the laws of nature being suspended, that you are under a misapprehension than that the laws of nature have actually been suspended. — Christopher Hitchens (source)

I’ve been watching some theist/atheist debates recently, and this comment from Christopher Hitchens stood out to me. In fact, I find the comment rather alarming. (more…)