John C. Polkinghorne

“As a consequence, scientists who are carefully reflective
about their activity do not instinctively ask the question ‘Is it
reasonable?’ as if they were confident beforehand what shape
rationality had to take. We have noted how ‘unreasonable’, in
classical Newtonian terms, the nature of light turned out to
be. Instead, for the scientist the proper phrasing of the truth-
seeking question takes the form, ‘What makes you think that
might be the case?”

John C. Polkinghorne
tags: science
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