Beware of unnecessary commitment

The most elementary and valuable statement in science, the beginning of wisdom is, “I do not know”. It may seem strange for me to open a blog post on the philosophy of knowledge and science with a video clip and a quotation from a rather…

Life is a gamble

You might die today. You might suffer a stroke, for example. Or, if you venture to the streets, you might be hit by a car. Or if you happen to be outside, you might be hit by a lightning. Or a meteor might strike near…

The many faces of truth

In my previous post, I discussed why I think there is no such thing as “the” truth, a single truth valid for all intents and purposes. Truth is much more complicated. Consider the oath administered to a witness at trial. It binds them to “tell…

The Truth – what a load of nonsense!

I have been interested in science since before I can remember. I was reading popular science, I believe, before first grade. I was reading some undergraduate textbooks (and the occasional research monograph ­– not that I understood them) before high school. I did this in…