What Science Can't Account For

This is a fantastic riff by William Lane Craig from a 1998 debate. It gets really good 1 minute and 20 seconds in.

The point: Science is critically important. But it is a fallacy to think that the only beliefs that are rational are those that can be demonstrated scientifically. For many beliefs that we all accept as rational are not demonstrable on scientific grounds. Therefore science cannot be the sole criteria for determining truth.

(HT: Between Two Worlds)

October 27, 2009 | Filed Under Science | 2 Comments 

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  • http://facebook.com/jjstables Jeffrey J. Stables

    Unfortunately, this is somewhat of a logical highlight near the end of nearly 1.5 hours of talking past each other and ignoring each other’s arguments and nuance. I found the debate as a whole not edifying. So if you were considering going over to YouTube and watching the whole thing (which you can in a series of 12 videos), allow me to suggest last year’s debate between Craig and Hitchens instead.

  • Matt

    I really enjoyed the Hitchens/Craig debate and would recommend that as well.