Wednesday, 21 November 2018

The daft things that materialists say

Famous atheist Bertrand Russell wrote - and you'll still here lots of atheists saying the same thing today:
I conclude that, while it is true that science cannot decide questions of value, that is because they cannot be intellectually decided at all, and lie outside the realm of truth and falsehood. Whatever knowledge is attainable, must be attained by scientific methods; and what science cannot discover, mankind cannot know.
There are very many things you could say in response to that.

The first thing to say is probably that, it's not something that ever was, or ever could be, discovered by the scientific method. And therefore, if we take it seriously, it is not itself part of the body of possible knowledge; and Bertrand Russell himself did not know it. Whoops.

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