January 27, 2005


This thoughtful piece in the Guardian comes quite close to my own views.

Surely Professor Dawkins was ... confusing scientific explanation with metaphysical interrogation. Science - atheistical science, if you will - can tell us how the world works, but cannot answer the eternal metaphysical wail: why do we suffer so?

My aphorism is: Science can describe the world of our experience, but philosophy and art are there to ask 'why?'

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