Has Science Established that the Universe is Comprehensible?

Cogito 13 (2):139-145 (1999)
Abstract
Many scientists, if pushed, may be inclined to hazard the guess that the universe is comprehensible, even physically comprehensible. Almost all, however, would vehemently deny that science has already established that the universe is comprehensible. It is, nevertheless, just this that I claim to be the case. Once one gets the nature of science properly into perspective, it becomes clear that the comprehensibility of the universe is as secure an item of current scientific knowledge as anything theoretical in science can be, more secure, indeed, than the most firmly established fundamental theories of physics, such as quantum theory or Einstein's general theory of relativity
Keywords Comprehensibility of the Universe  Physicalism  Scientific metaphysics  Aim-oriented empiricism  Scientific method
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