Science Tells Us What is True, But Not What is Right

Science provides humans with a powerful way of understanding creation and harnessing it for the common good.
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Also, just because I know someone’s going to ask: Yes, I know the title lacks nuance. Titles aren’t meant to be full thoughts. It’s a paraphrase of the main idea of the post.

Yet, knowing what is true and acting on the basis of that knowledge provides one with the strongest chance of making correct decisions. If the nature of some decision is such that our knowledge of truth has a limited (or no) application to it, we are left with inferior and probably divergent methods of decision making. Different groups may apply various beliefs and approve of their decision, but will it have application to and be as valued by society and humanity as a whole? This is a limitation, as surely as science’s limitations.