Tyson truth time: Guy is not a philosopher
|June 9, 2014||Posted by News under News, Science|
From apologist Nick Peters, here:
Now Tyson could say that science can be done repeatedly in experiments so we can test a truth claim. Indeed it can and this is something that is unique, but it still doesn’t lend support to his earlier claim. This is just one way that distinguishes science but it doesn’t distinguish the nature of the claims themselves. All claims about reality that are true are true whether they’re believed in or not.
The real problem is a sort of scientism here that science is the highest way of knowing truth and sometimes the only way of knowing truth. Both of these should be rejected by everyone. Now if materialism was true and everything that was in the universe was matter, then you could perhaps have a start of a case, but that is not known through science. That is known by doing philosophy instead.
Good educator but not a philosopher of science.
Science provides information; it does not tell us how to interpret findings. That’s what philosophy does. In case anyone wondered.