Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Kurt Godel: 'I don't believe in empirical science. I only believe in a priori truth'

The great logician Kurt Godel is absolutely brilliant in saying: 'I don't believe in empirical science.  I only believe in a priori truth'. 

As both a bench scientist in an empirical field of science and a theoriest, I would only rephrase that I only believe in emprical science that is consistent with a priori truth or intuition.  Much of biological knowledge today is not based on intuition and the chief theory in biology today, ie the modern evolution theory, is largely based on a negation of intuition.  No wonder you never see truly brilliant minds like a Godel or Einstein to have any admiration for the Darwinian theory of evolution.    

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