posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 10:05 PM
Well actually, the fundamental flaw of science is that it is truth based upon repeated observable experimentation. Philosophy is a much better way of
determining truth in that it can determine truths in both the physical and metaphysical realms. Theoretical physics is more philosophy than science,
though science in itself is a philosophy. Science is only capable of determining truth about a part of the world that we live in: the physical part. I
mean it's true that Science is a pretty good method, but it is not the end-all of determining truth. That's the problem with society today, as the
general population seem to divide ways of determining truth into Science and Theology, not realizing that both are part of the same: Philosophy. You
can reason with both the physical (facts and such) and the metaphysical (concepts outside of the observable), but science is only confined to the
former, and theology to the latter.
Mathematics is a form of logic (philosophy); it is not science. It is a logical process that involves the manipulation of values, and the ancients
valued it as the most exact of the "sciences" (note: by "science" I do not mean the modern concept of science AKA baconian philosophy, but rather
a craft that can determine truth), and believed Mathematics to be the logic of Existence. However, it is not science in the modern sense of the word
in that it is not truth based upon repeated experimentation but rather truth based upon logical processes.
[edit on 13-1-2008 by italkyoulisten]