Jason Wright’s guest lecture was probably my favorite class all semester. As a philosophy major I enjoy asking difficult questions and searching for answers. One of those questions is what are some of the things that science will never know. Jason talked about how the philosopher Comte had the idea that you will never be able to measure the chemical component of things. But to most non science people, this doesn’t really satisfy our search for what science can’t find out.
So what is the deal with science? Taking this class I had hoped to get a better understanding of it. I’m not a science person and really taking the class as a requirement but the biggest thing I learned is to think through everything. Science is not meant to give you straight answers all the time but it is meant to allow you to think through it. You will be able to see what something is as you are exploring it but sometimes you never understand it fully. All you could do is think through it.