Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Methodological Naturalism

Several scientists are invoking this philosophical point to shut down Intelligent Design advocates. As I pointed out less than a month ago, Intelligent Design makes for poor science because it violates this fundamental scientific assumption.

The problem with all this is that, as Joe Carter is pointing out, what happens if God really did take direct supernatural action on the physical world? Then this fundamental philosophical scientific tenet becomes not an asset, but a philosophical blinder to the real cause behind the effect.

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