Bonus Quotation of the Day…

by Don Boudreaux on May 18, 2017

in Science, Scientism

… is from page 123 of Daniel Boorstin’s 1998 book, The Seekers:

The great shift in the direction of seeking [truth and understanding], which marked the opening of the modern mind, was the turn to experience.

DBx: Explanation – a theory, a ‘model,’ a story – unchecked against empirical reality is at best useless.  Empirical reality unprocessed by a coherent theory is at best meaningless.


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