Wednesday’s Big Idea
The scientific worldview is "incessantly inconvenient, calculatingly cold, and questioning of one's deeply held beliefs." So writes Ross Pomeroy in today's lesson.
Yes, it is easy to see the many ways in which science enriches our lives, but to many, "science elicits opprobrium," as Pomeroy points out. "To human beings, nothing is more comforting than certitude, and the findings of science are uncontrollable." It is difficult to embrace a worldview in which the deeper you explore, the more chaos you find. And yet, what alternative do we have? Not looking? That might be the easy course of action, "but it's surely not the correct one," Pomeroy writes.