[ExI] The "Unreasonable" Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural Sciences
stefano.vaj at gmail.com
Sun Sep 28 12:27:43 UTC 2008
On Sun, Sep 28, 2008 at 2:56 AM, Stathis Papaioannou <stathisp at gmail.com> wrote:
> That's what working scientists do. They don't seek a metaphysical
> justification for the scientific method; it's simply what works.
Exactly. But there is also a more "philosophical" view of that:
admitting postmodernly that there is no Platonic ground on which to
assert the objective superiority of a worldview on another, what
remains is a pseudo-Darwinian competition of worldviews, where some
succeed and other simply get extinct when confronted to the former.
Accordingly, there is no real need at the end of the day whether
worldview A or worldview B is right if consistent advocates of
worldview B are going to become rarer and rarer...
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