I have always been interested in philosophy as it applies to logic, but not so much for the musings of individuals attempting to fill voids in scientific knowledge. For example, the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius postulated the existence of atoms nearly 2,000 year ago. Although he displayed amazing insight (and eloquence), modern science has rendered this speculation obsolete. Rather, I find greater value in the calculations of Copernicus, who disproved an Earth-centric universe. Today, what are the values of philosophical prognostications (except as they relate to scientific research)? Perhaps because of a lack of personal investment in any particular result, I am more willing to let the secrets of the universe unfold than to worry about things that are not yet revealed. Your thoughts?