Schrodinger on the limits of science

Schrodinger on the limits of science Many people seem to think that science will give them purpose and meaning in life. Yet, without a word from God about the important things in life, science leaves us dry. Erwin Schrodinger is the founder of wave mechanics and the originator of what has been called "the most important equation in science." He once said, I'm very astonished that the scientific picture of the real world is very deficient. It gives a lot of factual information, puts all our experience in a magnificently consistent order, but it is ghastly silent about all and sundry that is really near to our heart, that really matters to us. It cannot tell us a word about red and blue, bitter and sweet, physical pain and physical delight, knows nothing of beautiful and ugly, good or bad, God and eternity. Science sometimes pretends to answer questions in these domains, but the answers are very often so silly that we are not inclined to take them seriously. (Cited from "Scientists and Their Gods", by Dr. Henry F. Schaefer, III at )

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