- Why did everyone start to hate the Russians if the U.S. did the same thing in Afghanistan, Iraq?
- What needs to be corrected in the management of Russia first?
- Why did Blaise Pascal become a religious man at the end of his life?
- How do I know if a guy likes you?
- When they say "one generation", how many do they mean?
Science is not something that people have come up with and described, but something that people have tested in various ways and compared with other knowledge. You may not believe it, but it doesn't stop existing. Or you can build on it and go a little further in exploring the world or creating something.
Subjectively, what seems/imagines to an illiterate person.
What all people and scientists are sure of is practically objective. The possible errors of this objective knowledge are almost insignificant.
Well, we have reached the point of turning science into a religion!
But it all started with some kind of harmless Unified State Exam and school reforms!
Well, if we have lived to see a scientific religion, can we finally start reviving the empire again, as in Asimov's Foundation?
Who is the last of the scientific priests here? What, no one? Then I'll go first!
This is a good question. After all, people really came up with everything. Starting from matter and the objective world and ending with elementary particles and fields. All these are just concepts designed to model what we observe in our minds and call the world of things.
And they don't believe in science. Science itself is a product of faith. Belief in Being, i.e., in existence. Which is also a concept invented by people to somehow bring the observed into the system. Previously, the concept of God was used for this, now it is Being.
The fact is that in order to somehow begin to systematize the observed, you must first form a concept, a kind of language, on the basis of which the future modeling of the observed world will be built. Each concept is based on a certain minimal set of basic concepts that do not reduce to anything, but together define the core of the language of future models. But the selection of this basic set is also based on a certain idea. This idea is something that you can only believe in. It cannot be reduced to something else or expressed in terms of something else. It is like a kind of core on which all other concepts of the future concept and modeling language are strung.
This is the idea of such concepts as Tao, God, and Being. You can only believe in them. But on their basis, you can build wonderful concepts of the world's structure. So science is one of these concepts, built on the idea of Being.
The author asks – How can you believe, if all this was developed by people? And the fact of the matter is that without faith in this case, you will not go anywhere. You don't create a concept, you don't build models of the world, you don't take a step in it. So perfectly aware (or rather not aware 🙂 that everything is based on faith in a certain core idea, we live in a world created by us on the basis of this hoarfrost, and we have no other options. Unless you try to live in several concepts at once, i.e. in a Multi-world.
Just science works (electricity, airplanes, flights to the moon, etc.).
But you don't have to believe in it, you have to understand it. More precisely, the area in which you want to understand. Science can be an excellent tool for understanding (and I emphasize that it is not just faith based on convincing explanations). And perhaps only science manages to study the world with maximum reliability, based on experiments and evidence. Most importantly, it does not remain in the imagination, but is clearly reflected in reality.
But it is also important to understand that not everything that is called science is such.
It seems to me more and more that a person who does not recognize science is simply not familiar with it or is initially skeptical, for example, because of beliefs. And more often-both.
A couple of short videos:
And once again, I recommend watching “Cosmos: Space and Time” — a film that changed my attitude to science, giving answers to this and many other questions.
You don't have to believe it. Science simply offers a language to describe the world around us. To talk about something, you need to come up with a word for it. Science offers methods of observing the world that can be repeated many times without changes. You may not believe in them, but does it make sense? If the event was repeated many times under the same conditions, why should it be different next time?