Speculations In A Fish Tank

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One of the fish in my tank told the other fish that he has discovered the explanation for the daily arrival of food which he observed always coincides with a large shadow; therefore the shadow produces the food. When asked what causes the shadow, he says “it’s a natural law”.

Another fish disagreed. She believes that the shadow is a sign of some Being that lives outside of the tank entirely. She also claims (with no evidence) that this Being loves the fish and provides for them. The first fish informed her that she is irrational and unscientific.

–Sy Garte

Laws and Numbers Don’t Suffice

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To minds tormented by the divine thirst,
it is useless to offer the most certain knowledge
of the laws of numbers and the arrangement
of the universe.

–Etienne Gilson

The emergence of science

john-lennoxThe goal of science is not to impose on the matter and workings of the universe or human sense of order, but to discover the universe’s own intrinsic order and intelligibility. And that means that scientists have always had to believe, before they start, that the universe has an inherent order. If it didn’t, scientific research would be pointless. “Men became scientific” says C. S. Lewis, “because they expected law in nature, and they expected law in nature because they believed in the Law Giver.”

–John Lennox