This week’s quick challenge question was:
You can only know things by science. How can you believe in something that can’t be proved scientifically?
This is what is know as a self defeating statement. In other words, the claim that is being made can’t even live up to its own standard. The claim that science is the only way to knowledge is not a scientific statement, it’s a philosophic statement. How do I know? Because the person making the claim did not produce the statement using the scientific method. Science didn’t tell them that science is the only way to knowledge. They didn’t go into a lab and run an experiment to come up with this claim. Science isn’t capable of answering these types of questions. This short video is one of my favorite rebuttals of the argument that science can explain everything. When the moderator in a debate tells your opponent “Put that in your pipe and smoke it”, you know you’ve carried the day!