RE: virus: Cow

Joe E. Dees (
Wed, 26 May 1999 18:03:19 -0500

From:   (Brett Robertson)
Date sent:      	Wed, 26 May 1999 17:30:56 -0500 (EST)
Subject:        	RE: virus: Cow
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> Technology creates science... not the other way around. While science
> cannot be used to discover the limits of science (and so suggests a
> metaphysic which is outside the bounds of the scientific); technology,
> on the other hand, CAN establish the standards and controls (the
> "reality") according to which what is scientific can be discerned from
> "science fiction". THIS is where the philosophical sciences come in...
> philosophy, psychology, sociology, politics, religion, and metaphysics.
Wrongo, Brettster. Observations contradict an old scientific theory, so a new one evolves which subsumes the old one as a special case. The practical application of the new theory makes possible more precise and complete measurements from the improved technology which it makes possible to construct. This in turn reveals inconsistencies in the new (now the old) theory, and the process repeats. This is the involution-evolution model of the relationship between science and technology, and neither is either the chicken or the egg in the cyclic roll.
> Thus, the "ethics" of science are the general applications of the
> specific technology (the "moral" of science).
> Brett Lane Robertson
> Indiana, USA
> MindRecreation Metaphysical Assn.
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