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Faith/Commitment in Science
December 9, 2008, 2:12 pm
Filed under: Philosophy, Science

To accept the pursuit of science as a reasonable and successful enterprise is to share the kind of commitments on which scientists enter by undertaking this enterprise.  You cannot formalize this act of commitment; for you cannot express your commitment non-committally.  To attempt this is to exercise a kind of lucidity which destroys its subject matter.

(Michael Polanyi, The Tacit Dimension, 25)


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