Can Science Explain Everything?
July 15, 2010 § 1 Comment
This was ‘The question‘ posed by Andrew Brown, of the Guardian. Every week the Guardian poses a question and their panel of experts speak their minds. Susan Blackmore’s response was insightful and inspiring.
“Science explains, not describes
The experience of consciousness seems incommunicable and ineffable. Yet science can hope to explain how it arises
When Andrew Brown first posed this week’s question to me he asked “Can science describe everything?”. My instant, unreflective reply was “No”. He implied that this might be a less restrictive question than “Can science explain everything” and yet my instant reaction to this one was “Yes”. I’d like to explore this curious difference….” Please click here to read the rest of her post.