“Is” But Not “Ought”

“John Lennox offers a helpful illustration of the limitations of science. He notes that science can tell you if you put strychnine in someone’s sweet tea, it will kill him or her. But science cannot tell you that you shouldn’t do that. Science can give you an ‘is,’ but it cannot give you an ‘ought.’ Science is unable to speak into this moral domain…” -Dan DeWitt, Christ or Chaos?

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