Posted: Mar 11, 2016 6:34 pm
by Hobbes Choice
DavidMcC wrote:
Hobbes Choice wrote:
tuco wrote:I suppose they are stumped because they ask "the why question":

Richard Feynman. Why.

The up-shot of what he says here, is nothing more than to admit that science is "description" par-excellence. Ultimately there are no explanations, only more and more finer descriptions.

Not so. There is more to it than description - there is also PREDICTION, without which science is incomplete. If you get to the stage of making a correct prediction that passes the test of experiment, you can be confident that you have some kind of explanation for the phenomenon.

Prediction is just a description of what shall happen. Ultimately there is no "reason" that things are the way they are.