Originally posted by sonship
What scientific test would you devise to show that the scientific method was the only possible way to really know what untruth is ?
Note that he didn't say it was the only possible method, he said it was the only reliable method.
Note also that the scientific method doesn't apply to logic. Logical truths can be found by the use of logic. So mathematics for example does not involve the scientific method at all, yet still contains truths.
The scientific method is used to understand reality.
Since you are trying to prove that the scientific method is the only source of knowing untruth, you cannot USE the scientific method itself because that would be circular.
The statement you make is self contradictory. It is a philosophical statement. It is not a statement from a circular application of the scientific method to prove itself as the only reliable way to ascertain untruth.
Because you misunderstand what the scientific method is, and what its applications are, you have gone off on a tangent and got totally lost.
The thing is, that there are many things that are logically possible, but reality is only a subset of the logically possible. The scientific method is about finding out which subset of the logically possible is represented by reality. And the only reliable way to do that, is by observing reality - which is what the scientific method is all about.