If the problem of induction tells us that we are not justified in establishing law-like relations in science, then upon what do we base our certainty that the sun will “rise” tomorrow, or that magnetic poles of opposite charge will always attract each other? Is it possible that we simply have faith that these phenomena will occur? Is it possible, then, that science is also very much like what we consider religion? Since we cannot use induction to affirm law-like relations, perhaps it is merely our faith in causal relations that make them law-like. In other words, our having faith in causal relations prompts us to expect that those relations will persist. If that is not a very proper example of faith, then perhaps I don’t know what faith is.
Yours In Contemplation,