It leads us to the limits of science when questions, which require solutions of scientific approaches, are never appropriately answered, proven and testified.
As inevitable as everything is bounded in this world, science has its own limitations.
While almost all the mysteries of man and the universe have been satisfactorily and undisputedly defined by science, there are just some questions where scientific solutions are not suitable and rendered incapable.
Areas of Limitation:
Primarily, there exist three certain aspects or limits of science, which science itself can never guide and assist us to answer our curious questions. These questions uniformly don’t have any testifying or conclusive solutions. And, whereas conclusions are essential to any scientific approach or process, these intriguingly mysterious questions will never have a place within the boundaries of science.
First of the limits of science is that, science cannot provide answers to questions regarding value. One obvious question would be asking which has more value between an ounce of steel and an ounce of gold. While science academically answers that there’s no difference based upon the weight, we naturally put gold with more value based upon our culture. Hence, determining value scientifically will always be absurd.
Also among the limits of science is its inability to answer questions about morality. The dilemma of choosing right or wrong, good or bad, is beyond science’s determination. Science can never be of help, especially when questions on morality have been more determined by social and cultural ethics and traditions.
Lastly, mysteries of the supernatural are questions left unanswered with the limits of science. The basic and even the most complex tools of a scientist are only limited to the natural laws that govern the universe. Therefore, supernatural, which means beyond what is natural, is outside the reach of science.
Although scientists work within the limits of science, it is important to note that they actually possess a sense of being exempted from considering moral, social and cultural issues involved about their works. But, like each one of us and the rest of humanity, they ought to be ethically responsible and morally accountable for all their works.
That being said, it is really noteworthy how most scientists have also taken aside their own limitations. There are even several instances where scientists come out proving the existence or non-existence of a God while unmindful of understanding the limits of science and their own handicaps. Their claims can never be proven. In the first place, God is supernatural. Honor can only be accorded and accompanied with rational belief when works are accountable to morality and performed within the limits of science.
Thus, prudence dictates that it is wise enough to step back, pore for a moment and assess whether or not anyone has stepped outside the limits of science whenever claims of scientific evidences are invoked to rally behind and support discoveries. Although it can be difficult to ultimately decide logically about certain claims at hand, deferring your judgment before accepting or totally voiding those claims helps you to avoid believing misrepresented and illogical facts.