Epistemological by-products of physical science.

There are two other by-products of physical science, not often appreciated by the layman but of extreme importance to man and of special relevance to our discussion. They are philosophical, specifically the epistemological by-products, related to conceptions of knowledge. In the light of the physical sciences, the world of matter is seen to be governed not by whims of gods or demons but by laws. The other epistemological by-product of physical theory pertains to the nature of knowledge itself. . . . To gain knowledge, we must learn to ask the right questions; and to get answers, we must act, not wait for answers to occur to us. (E, p. 16)

This page was last updated on July 29, 1996, by Dr. Umpleby.