Arrogance of Modern Science

by Michael Colantoni

The great arrogance of modern science, and of its practitioners, is the presumption that, having described something, one has explained it.

Physics, an admirable art, draws a picture of the inner workings of phenomena. It can even, sometimes, reproduce the phenomena. But it does not explain it.

Describing the Mona Lisa, even reproducing the painting with great skill, does not replace the art and beauty inherent in its creator’s soul. To know the Mona Lisa, one must behold it – not be told about it.

Modern science is a highly skilled and intricately developed descriptive art. Its practitioners are talented sketch artists. But they have not, and will never, expose the essence of creation with their tools.