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science = determinism?

Will Dwinnell predictor at compuserve.com
Wed Nov 24 11:15:19 EST 1999


Frank Buckler wrote:
"All science have to make the asumtion thats its object is
deterministic. If e.g. psychology does not, it leave the scientific path
and enters religion."

I (Will Dwinnell) wrote:
"Science is the study of reality.  If reality is found to contain some
random component, then shouldn't the above assumption be labeled dogma
and the insistence on that assumption be 'religious'?"

Frank Buckler responded:
"Science tries to explain reality. The word "explain" contain the
assumtion that there are some kind of determinism. The expierence of
random, das not mean that there is no determinism. It only says that we
can not explain it (till now)."

My point is that this belief that there is no randomness in reality is
an assumption.

Will Dwinnell
predictor at compuserve.com




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