Sunday, November 30, 2008

True paths ...

... Keith Ward on Value, Faith, and Science. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

This is complex, subtle and deserves very much to be read fully and carefully.

History suggests, then, that there are facts that are not publicly accessible or verifiable, measurable or testable, or susceptible to universal agreement. The evidence for such facts is often objectively less than certain, but it is often reasonable to believe more strongly than the available evidence strictly allows, if there is a great amount at stake, if we genuinely believe that the facts are as we judge them to be, and if there is no way of avoiding the issue.

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