chapter  4
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Divine Revelation

If all this be true, it is evident that the popular conception of science as an intellectual machine that has built into it automatic logical devices for the avoidance of error and for the identification of infallible truth, is erroneous. The stages by which scientific insight are attained are not predetermined by logical necessity. Its modes of thought and linguistic expression are more creatively imaginative than formally logical, and successful communication depends more upon a common background and conditioning, and therefore on co-understanding,11 than upon formal precision of language.