Wednesday, May 12, 2004
 
Truth, Science and God

Before you conclude about the truth, gather more data. It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories instead of theories to suit facts. Each problem you solve becames a rule which serves afterwards to solve other problems. Math seems to hold some answers. For instance, 317 is a prime, not because we think so, or because our minds are shaped in one way rather than another, but because it is so, because mathematical reality is built that way. If two things don't fit, but you believe both of them, thinking that somewhere, hidden, there must be a third thing that connects them, that's credulity. Plurality, on the other hand, is not to be posited without necessity. Another crazy possibility is to simply ask God. Let me know what he says.


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