These questions are for the practicing1 scientists here, posed by a non-scientist2:
- What information does your work produce, and how is it applied out in the world?
- As far as you are aware, how do that information and application differ from scientific inquiry tied to some theological or apologetic perspective?
(Feel free to bend these questions as you see fit. I’d prefer them to be more like guides, rather than tools for data-collection.)
Often, science-related discussions in the Forum revolve around the rightness or wrongness of perspective that leads to methods, without any view of the end result. While ends don’t justify means in every area of action, they can certainly help us evaluate our assumptions.
The purpose of my post is to provide scientists a place to explore “out loud” the relationship between the ends and the assumptions under which they were achieved.
2Thanks to @jammycakes for his feedback in the development of this post.