How Do We Know Things Through Science? (Part 2)


In the Part 1 of this series, I wrote that the two most important philosophical innovations that led to the incredible success of science is that science will seek to create only naturalistic explanations about natural phenomena.   And science will determine the truth of a scientific explanation by appealing directly and only to nature itself.     In other words we will ask nature to explain nature and we will use nature as the final authority about the truth of that explanation.    So how do we go about asking nature about nature?   And how do we go about asking nature about truth?
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