lewis on science & prediction

From Lewis, Letter’s to Malcolm: Chiefly on Prayer, 38-39. It is true in one sense that the mark of a genuine science is its power to predict. But does this mean that a perfected science, or a perfected synthesis of all the sciences, would be able to write reliable histories of the future? And would… Continue reading lewis on science & prediction

science & causality

Causality is a scientific question.  We look at the world of nature and uncover mechanisms at work which cause the world to function and appear as it does. Having said this, when it comes to the philosophical distinction between primary and secondary causes, science not only cannot, but need not know whether its subject –… Continue reading science & causality