Jan 182008

In this article at spiked, Frank Furedi “challenges the moralisation of science, and the transformation of scientific evidence into a new superstitious dogma.”

Or as C.S. Lewis said, you can’t draw conclusions in the imperative from premises in the indicative.

It wasn’t until a couple of years ago that I learned that this issue is called the “Is-ought problem.” I found it immensely amusing back then when I learned how you can get around it, “with a degree of cirularity.” (It’s like being a little bit pregnant.)