This should be a nobrainer¹

   Science provides so much knowledge that governs how we live. Information and facts. But how far should science “go”?


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   Two Quick Observations before adding this to our personal Articles of Faith:

   (1)  Science changes. That is with time, the facts are added to, or are sometimes “reworked” as better measurements are made. And the interpretations of what we previously considered facts are often changed. For example, atoms are real, but they’re no longer considered the smallest particles of matter. (Quarks elbowed in. And another: Not long ago Pluto was kicked out of the solar system as a planet because it was found to differ so much from the other 8.)

   (2)  Science is not the “last word” on many realities that humans encounter. Science can determine to some extent the location of where love, fear, expectation, anxiety, hope, despair are dealt with inside our heads, but–other than offer superficial cause-and-effect explanations and medication–it can never address the automatic questioning² about the why or “oughtness“³ of paths people should follow.

   We have to go elsewhere to seek answers to the 3 big questions people should be regularly asking: (1) What is? (2) What matters? and (3) Then what should we do? People have one life to live–on Earth. Life should be more than just wandering around and filling up time.

   Shouldn’t it?


   ¹ A “nonbrainer”? Not hardly if one walks through the tangles–both delightful and frustrating–of everyday life.

   ² Usually private and silent.

   ³ Here’s a neologism that’s needed. Perhaps “duties” is a good synonym, though it doesn’t seem quite right here.