2006 : WHAT IS YOUR DANGEROUS IDEA?

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Psychologist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Author, The Cognitive Brain
Modern science is a product of biology

The entire conceptual edifice of modern science is a product of biology. Even the most basic and profound ideas of science — think relativity, quantum theory, the theory of evolution — are generated and necessarily limited by the particular capacities of our human biology. This implies that the content and scope of scientific knowledge is not open-ended.