• Difference from religion: Whether to acknowledge the ”knowledge of ignorance

    • Religion takes the stance that all the necessary knowledge for human prosperity is preserved in sacred scriptures
      • According to the stance of religion, there is no possibility of discovering something new
    • Science greedily seeks new knowledge (epistemicism)
  • The concept of progress emerged through the scientific revolution

  • The value of scientific research topics cannot be determined by science itself

    • It is determined by ideology or religion, and research funding flows from the ideologies/religions that have power at that time

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind