Science

The intersection of human experience and human reason to produce reliable knowledge is at the heart of the scientific method, what Sherwin Wine would call “the best method for the discovery of the truth.” While not an active scientist, Wine was a lover and popularizer of scientific knowledge. Yes, science challenged the pieties of traditional religion, but it also demonstrated the reality of human power to do what the gods had promised: cure disease and prolong life, offer visions of the past and the future, and discover the origins and nature of the universe and of humanity.