Schlagwort-Archiv: Wissenschaft

Tractatus Janichus.

Schauen wir aber darauf, wie Menschen (insbesondere in den Wissenschaften) tagtäglich handeln, stellen wir fest, dass wir die Idee des Faktenregals zwar nicht brauchen, um von Tatsachen reden zu können; dass wir aber, wenn wir uns in der Gemeinschaft austauschen, stillschweigend davon ausgehen, dass es das Regal doch geben sollte, nur dass wir es selbst füllen – und dass wir uns bewusst sind, dass manche Fächer vielleicht leer bleiben müssen.

Matthias Warkus: Wie wahr sind wissenschaftliche Tatsachen?


So there you have it. Science, in all its branches, is our most sophisticated and objective means to investigate reality. And at the same time, scientists – many of them – cultivate this stance of ironic detachment from reality, afraid of making claims about how we should lead our lives. Science is the most conspicuous product of modernism, while the common attitude among scientists is more aptly described as postmodern.

Jan van Eijck: Reality


When there are so few constructive, creative proposals, it is not only because they are ruled out by “value-free science” (which of course never existed), but because it is simply more difficult.

Johan Galtung: Good-Bye, See You Later

Du sollst denken und wissen.

I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with senses, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use and by some other means to give us knowledge which we can attain by them.

Galileo Galilei: Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615)


“I hadn’t known that,” I said. “I always tend to assume there’s an infinite amount of money out there.” “There might as well be,” Arsibalt said, “but most of it gets spent on pornography, sugar water, and bombs. There is only so much that can be scraped together for particle accelerators.”

Anathem by Neal Stephenson


Let us support each other, and support others, in the struggle to find the truth, to speak the truth, and to live by the truth.

Jan van Eijck: On Lies and Lying


Some words should be written with an index of the field they are coming from, "seriality" for example.

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