The philosophy of science, part 2

Please join us next week at Defending Christianity for Lecture 3 of the Philosophy Module.

Details

The philosophy of science, part 2
Dr. Robb Wilson

Tuesday, February 27, 2018
7:00 – 8:15 pm
Join us 7:00-7:15 pm for fellowship
Optional 30 minute Q&A to follow the lecture

Room 4.114 (use the NW lobby entrance)
Hill Country Bible Church
12124 Ranch Rd 620 N
Austin, TX

This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided.

Summary

What is Science?

For much of the last century, Science has held a pre-eminent place of authority to many people around the globe, a place once held by religious leaders. This is no accident. Many scientists claim that Science has replaced religion as the source of ultimate truth about our world.

Thus, it is worthwhile to examine this claim. What is science? How did it get here? What assumptions does it make? Is it worldview neutral as many claim? What is the nature of scientific proof? What kinds of proof exist and how do we determine which is the correct kind?

As a professional scientist and science educator, I have seen first hand that we do NOT teach this to our students, except in optional electives that are not advertised well. Therefore, we have generations of scientists growing up with unclear understandings of the philosophy and history of their own field, and it is affecting the quality of the scientific endeavor.

Note: Dr. Wilson presented part 1 of this lecture last week.

See here for Dr. Wilson’s slideshow and notes.

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