religion, philosophy, science in 1 - Metaphysics Posted February 13, 2018 8 hours ago, jts said: If it is proved by the scientific method in peer reviewed journals that man has rights, then rights will get promoted from philosophy to science. Roughly speaking, perhaps oversimplified: Science is knowledge supported by reason. Don't hold your breath waiting for morality to follow from physical law. If you do you will burn blue and faint. There are two elements of faith (a very reasonable kind of faith) that are embedded in science -- 1. The external world we perceive and use as the raw feed stock of science is really real, and not the result of an hallucination and 2. the laws of physics we derive from a combination of experience and reason are uniform in space and time. If we did not assume 2, then we could not use astronomical observation to verify that or or lead to local hypothesis we consider to be true. Every astronomical observation is a view of the past because light has a finite speed of propagation and a view of things far, far away from us, sometimes (as Carl Sagan might have said) billyuns and billyuns of light years away and before now.