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Most Scientists are amateurs

    Scientific research without a clear and valid epistemology marks the scientific amateur. Most scientists fall into this category – no matter how well paid, they are essentially technicians. Do you have a positivist or constructivist bent? Most scientists who claim that philosophy of science is inessential are de facto positivists. They believe that […]

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Scientific Knowledge is not Truth

Science perpetually revises its understanding of the world, destroying the old ground and creating new ground. It is one of the great beauties of the discipline – it does not rest on its many laurels. But this only comes from a position of uncertainty. The valid position that we do not know anything. Science in […]

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Physics needs metaphysics

‘I have no problem with the idea of metaphysics. We attach ‘meta’ to logic and math. Why is it anathema in physics? It merely suggests we are asking questions bearing on fundamental concepts of a particular discipline. Why ever should we not be able to ask such questions in physics? In all such discussion what […]

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Logic is not Truth

“If you don’t get me that bike, then you don’t love me.” Though illogical to a parent, it is not illogical. The statements are connected in a plausible cause-effect relationship.[BH1]   It is called Toulmin logic and is widely recognized as the fundamental form of verbal communication. Toulmin is an informal system of argument relying on […]

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Buddha is an Atheist

My book: Buddha is an Atheist, a Spiritual Autopsy of Science and Religion is being published this June. Buy it. Read it. Or Whatever. Anyway,  here is the original essay that started the whole idea. The book evolved dramatically since then and is a heavily researched work. This article is not. It is more a […]

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