, in its purest form
, is the *lack
* of faith
. The basis
of science is to question
everything, taking nothing
for granted. The path
that science takes is one where no matter what seems right, the question will always come up, "But what about...?" Granted, science relies on assumptions
to forward its cause
, but does not take these assumptions for fact. We treat some suppositions
, but the truth
is (excuse the wording) that science acknowledges
that these assumptions are not the actual ways that the universe
may work, but rather a model
that we can use to better our understanding of the universe. Faith asks that we accept
and without reason
. We are not to question faith. Science questions everything, and thus faith has no place in science.
Update (regarding Lamed-Ah-Zohar
I completely agree with you in that the layman's reliance
on science is faith
. However, the point I was trying to make (being the devil's advocate
that I am) was that science "in its purest form" has no faith. How science is used by others is not necessarily science itself.
So as to the first problem, "Apparently people don't pay attention to science in its purest form," my assertion
is that those that don't pay attention should not have an effect on the idea of science itself. Science as it is, does not rely on what others assert as truth, as it constantly questions everything it assumes.
The second problem you present I think I've already explained away as science not relying on every person to care about the "filament
in the lightbulb." Perhaps I'm not too clear by what you mean here. For this, I apologize.
The third problem you present here, that "There are some questions that science will never be able to answer
but are no less important," seems very narrow-minded. My thought is that these questions do exist, but science strives
to answer them or come close at least, despite
of our understandings of the universe
and the limitations we place on science. Science does not write off
the question of the existence
of a god or gods, but looks to find evidence either way.
I guess the main point
I'm trying to make is that faith requires no questioning or reason, whereas science does.