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http://harmoniaphilosophica.wordpress.com/2011/04/18/the-limits-of-science-2jszrulazj6wq-5/

Exact Science has been for a long time now the tool used by most humans in order to understand the physical world. The great successes of sciences like physics or astronomy in predicting things and helping the everyday life of people has established "exact" science as the ultimate tool to discover the truth. This has unfortunately led to a decline of the importance other scientific fields of human thinking have - sectors as important as philosophy, history, religion, linguistics.

Science has limits. It has a specific scope, a specific set of tools it uses and specific inherent limitations. This article discusses these limitations in depth.

We must use exact science carefully and always have in mind its limitations. Humans are more than electons and protons and this calls for the simultaneous use of other ways of thinkings - not only observation and induction. There are other ways that also help in searching for the truth. Believing in one thing only can be really dangerous. Believing that only the 'scientific' way os thinking exists can eliminate humanism, morality, altruism from the world. Many human values are not understandable by science. More philosphy and less 'scientistism' in todays society of gadgets will prove more than useful...

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