- Aug 2019
- Albuquerque, NM
It could have developed toward rationalism (based on the mind) instead of empiricism (based on the body).
But this is a complicated topic that requires a bit of reading to discuss.
Empiricism: the theory that all knowledge is derived from sense-experience.
The mind registers sense-experience.
Rationalism: a belief or theory that opinions and actions should be based on reason and knowledge rather than on religious belief or emotional response
Going with your point, how would science be different if it had developed toward rationalism? What do you mean?
I have no idea, but science uses both rationalism and empiricism. Plus, these days, its not simply not someone just using their senses, machines record teh data, you take pictures or videos so others can see. It's not like an eye witness where you are just supposed to believe what they said. That's why science requires.
And this poster is the ultimate hypocrite, because religion doesn't use rationalism or empiricism. It seems like its 100% projection, everything he criticizes science for actually applies to religion