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The Scientific MethodReflections from a Practitioner$
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Massimiliano Di Ventra

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198825623

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: June 2018

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198825623.001.0001

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The “What” and “Why” Questions

The “What” and “Why” Questions

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(p.89) 16 The “What” and “Why” Questions
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The Scientific Method
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Massimiliano Di Ventra

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198825623.003.0016

This chapter clarifies that Science cannot address either ontological (“What”) or teleological (“Why”) questions about the natural world. Therefore, “understanding” in Science is completely different from “understanding” in Philosophy or Religion.

Keywords:   Philosophy, Religion, ontology, teleology, design, fine-tuning, order, God

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