I’m helping out at CrossExamined Instructor Academy this weekend, and Frank Turek played this great two-minute clip from a discussion between William Lane Craig and Peter Atkins, wherein Craig lists five rational beliefs that can’t be scientifically proven:
- Logical and mathematical truths – science presupposes logic and math.
- Metaphysical truths – e.g., the idea that the external world is real.
- Ethical truths – e.g., you can't prove by science that the Nazis were wrong to experiment on Jews.
- Aesthetic truths – beauty can’t be scientifically proven.
- Science itself – science can’t be justified by the scientific method.