Why is ‘Science’ Not The Ultimate Answer

Nowadays, people are taking science as ultimate truth and answer because it is all based on ‘facts’ and they dislike philosophy because it has more than one answer and it doesn’t have any ‘right or wrong’, it is just a waste of time.

Just how a ‘flat earth’ was common sense and a ‘fact’ decades ago, so are many scientific theories that people claim that they are ‘facts’ and ‘proven’ without double-checking or researching about the topic that they are so convinced about.

For example, chemistry as we know it starts with studying atoms and how it looks like where we took that as a ‘fact’ and kept on going with it. However, Bohr whom we studied in that same class says otherwise, [About describing atomic models in the language of classical physics:] We must be clear that when it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images and establishing mental connections.” What Bohr is trying to say is that none of this is a fact, but rather a way of a scientist to describe science from their point of view the same way a poet would describe whatever they are describing in their point view.

Furthermore, if someone argues that science might not be a fact, but at least 1+1=2 right? It’s true that 1+1=2 but so does 1.5+0.5=2 and 0.6+0.4+0.3+0.7=2. We can say the same for math where it has multiple different answers. On top of that, isn’t it weird that many mathematicians are also philosophers?

In conclusion, philosophy is a very important matter in our lives and without it, none of those sciences that we know would exist. It is the fundamental blocks for every type of knowledge because it is derived out of curiosity. On the contrary to philosophy doubters, plenty of philosophy have a wrong and right answer, especially when it comes to the study of ethics.

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