Monday, July 05, 2010
Wittgenstein on Scientism: A Quote
So people stop short at natural laws as something unassailable, as did the ancients at God and Fate.
And they are both right and wrong. But the ancients were clearer, in so far as they recognized one clear terminus, whereas the modern system makes it appear as though everything were explained."
(Ref: Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus 6.371-6.372)
"... nothing intellectually compelling or challenging.. bald assertions coupled to superstition... woefully pathetic"