5 Scientific Assumptions That Can’t Be Proven Scientifically:
1. Laws of logic
2. Orderly nature of the external world
3. Reliability of our cognition
4. Validity of inductive reasoning
5. Objectivity of the moral values used in science
Science is everything, science is everything, science is everything.
Seems like that’s all you hear any more.
One so easily forgets the inherent issues of observation.
I mean, forget about all the work of Karl Popper.
Interested in more?
Reading Black Swan, By: Nassim Taleb is a great place to start.
But philosophers of science during the second half of the twentieth century came to realize that the whole scientific enterprise is based on certain assumptions that cannot be proved scientifically, but that are guaranteed by the Christian worldview: for example, the laws of logic, the orderly nature of the external world, the reliability of our cognitive faculties in knowing the world, the validity of inductive reasoning, and the objectivity of the moral values used in science. I want to emphasize that science could not even exist without these assumptions, and yet these assumptions cannot be proved scientifically. They are philosophical assumptions, which, interestingly, are part and parcel of a Christian worldview.
–Ravi Zacharias, Who Made God?