We have to help people understand that as beneficial as scientific research has been, there are many things that are just outside of the reach of science.
Young people attending universities should be aware of the faith-based tendency to accept science as a discipline capable of explaining almost everything.
I say “faith-based” because these young people will be tempted to believe that their professors are right when they stretch science into philosophy and suggest that it offers an evidenced-based path to a strictly material understanding of the universe.
Naive young people are vulnerable to the impression that science has conclusively proven that nothing beyond nature could have any conceivable relevance to what happens in nature.
This viewpoint wrongly suggests that the physical, material universe is all there is, was, or ever will be and that the only real world is the world of the five senses. The misleading part is that students are being taught that this view has the full backing of science.
The line goes on to suggest (often with condescending arrogance) that if you choose to…
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