Science and language.

Reply Sun 18 Sep, 2005 12:51 am
All science is based on measurement, the lowest level of which is "nominal" i.e. naming. This implies that a "language user" who imposes structure on "the world" is the covert pre-requisite for all we call "scientific knowledge". So what we normally think of as external to us like "the laws of nature" may be merely a function of the particular physiology and neural circuitry of homo sapiens, and arguments say about "intelligent design" are no more than esoteric barber shop musings by creatures trapped within the limits of a minor ball-game.
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