He said it: Good explanations are “the source of all progress”
|April 27, 2011||Posted by News under Philosophy, Darwinism, Science|
In “Why science is the source of all progress,” (New Scientist, 26 April 2011), Oxford quantum computation expert David Deutsch explains,
Solutions always reveal new problems. So one must also always seek a better hard-to-vary explanation. That, at its heart, is the scientific method. As Richard Feynman remarked: “Science is what we have learned about how to keep from fooling ourselves.” Because it is prior to experimental testing, the practice of requiring good explanations can drive objective progress even in non-scientific fields. This is exactly what happened in the Enlightenment. Although the pioneers of that era did not put it that way, it was, and remains, the spirit of the age. It is the source of all progress. – (Registration wall)
So why do so few apply this to evolution?
How different is “Darwindunit” from “Goddunit” as an explanation? Isn’t that precisely why atheist philosopher Jerry Fodor thinks Darwinism has got to go?