>>> Michael Pollak <mpollak at panix.com> 01/19/2008 6:49 AM >>>
On Thu, 17 Jan 2008, Charles Brown wrote:
> No one can foreclose use of the scientific technique on any question.
> one can declare for others that some question is an insoluble
> Lets call it scientific philosophy. Scientific philosophy holds that
> there is no question for which scientific inquiry cannot be applied,
> question for which it can be declared that it cannot be understood
> through scientific technique.
Actually the name for that is positivism.
^^^^^ CB: Or how about optimism.
Anyway, Marx and Engels say we know but one science the science of history (?! _The German Ideology_, I think)
Natural history and human history.