Deep thought

“The belief that science has the answers to all questions – that if someone is in need of technical information, or is ill, or is troubled by some psychological problem, he merely has to ask the scientist in order to obtain an answer – is so widespread that science has taken over a social function which originally was satisfied by religion:  the function of offering ultimate security.  The belief in science has replaced, in large measure, the belief in God.”

Hans Reichenback, The Rise of Scientific Philosophy


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