“Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!”
“I can live with doubt, and uncertainty, and not knowing. I think it’s much more interesting to live not knowing than to have answers which might be wrong. I have approximate answers, and possible beliefs, and different degrees of certainty about different things, but I’m not absolutely sure of anything, and in many things I don’t know anything about, such as whether it means anything to ask why we’re here, and what the question might mean. I might think about a little, but if I can’t figure it out, then I go to something else. But I don’t have to know an answer. I don’t feel frightened by not knowing things, by being lost in a mysterious universe without having any purpose, which is the way it really is, as far as I can tell, possibly. It doesn’t frighten me.”
In de podcast – The Skeptics Guide #292 op 16 Februari 2011 geeft Steven Novella antwoord op mensen die een anti-wetenschappelijk standpunt verwoorden, mensen die b.v. zeggen zoals “We don’t need science to tell us what to believe” of “Why do we need science to validate something?”.
Steven geeft dan het volgende antwoord:
What do you think science is?
There is nothing magical about science. It is simply a systematic way for carefully and thoroughly observing nature and using consistent logic to evaluate results. So which part of that exactly do you disagree with? Do you disagree with being thorough? Using careful observation? Being systematic? Or using consistent logic?”