John Paul T. Angeles Interfile Essay

1. Foundation of truth Sense experience is nothing without reason. Reason without sense experience is nothing so both are dependent from one another to gain knowledge both perspective is better to use. We need our personal reasons to help us live our lives and be able to know our purpose of live, but to do that we also need the help from our 5 senses and these senses help us to have new experiences. An example is a student wishes to know what is the best technique and learning ability to make him a better student and to have awards during his school years.

The student has a reason, he wants to be better. To flourish even more he needs to explore all possible learning abilities that will be comfortable for him and through his experiences he can now decide on what learning ability he wants but we all know that other students have other learning abilities because we are different from one another, maybe his experience with this learning ability is not good as the other. That is the importance of experience, it doesn’t matter if people have different experiences as long as they can fulfil their reason. 2. Science gives us the truth?

For me there are some fields of science that give us truth. An example of this science is Palaeontology. This science is the study of fossils from the pre-historic era during the early ages of the earth. They have evidences to support their claims that there are really pre-historic creatures that roamed the world. Evidences are strong to support their claim, these evidences are the fossils of the creatures. Like Dinosaurs, Apes, and the 1st man to roam the earth, etc. Scientist also base their studies from facts because without facts their study would mean nothing and it would not be accurate.

It is like having a main idea without its supporting details. But there are some cases that scientist are just being bias to claim that their study is true, they don’t have enough proof to support their claim. Like the ones I watched from national geographic. They claim that UFOs do exist, but what is their proof? There are also things that science cannot find an answer, an example I have is faith. Scientist believe that the world began from different theories such as the Big bang theory. But religious people have different perspectives. That is why we cannot compare both science and faith. They are different.