I had to capture this one for posterity
If you want to know why I rate philosophy above science,
read scientists critiquing philosophy,
then read philosophers critiquing science.
— Alex Gabriel (@AlexGabriel) July 29, 2015
[Post note to state the obvious. Obviously there is no either/or conflict or choice to be made, each has their own place in the scheme of things, and each should recognise the place of the other. The point of the rhetorical quip is that in general many scientists are “philosophy deniers”. I’ve yet to meet a philosopher who would “deny science”, even when aiming to point out flaws, questions and alternatives. In my experience many self-identifying as scientists are “dogmatic” about the primacy of their (contingent) science and disingenuous when it comes to proper scepticism. Scientists will (scientifically) claim lack of clarity and empirical objectivity, and even intentional obfuscation, by the philosophers, but in general the philosophers (if they’re any good) will argue more carefully and respectfully.]