The Illusion of Truth


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by Brian Koberlein | 5 July 2016 | post

Physical theories are often presented as a description of what’s really going on. Forces act on a baseball, causing it to fall. Atoms collide and fuse in the heart of a star, releasing heat and energy. Science is true, as is often said, and our scientific theories encapsulate this truth. But this isn’t entirely true.


This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://blog.briankoberlein.com/the-illusion-of-truth/

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Great post. It is definitely true that science can only help us with models and predictions. All the other stuff is in my opinion truly metaphysical. Like a design by a much higher intellect than ourselves. The question of what is truth is best answered philosophically rather than scientifically.