Category Archives: physics

Sorry, Your Philosophy is Not Science or Fact and Neither is Mine–One of Them May be True However

Before we get to the matter of our metaphysical frameworks/narratives not being “science” or “fact” let’s start here and herewhere we are told our brains are not computers and that the mind will remain a mystery to science.  And, I … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, David B. Hart, Evolution, mind, Narrative, philosophy, physics, Science, Scientism | 144 Comments

Is the Universe a Causally Closed System-and What About our Brains?

Well, we finally get to it.  All this time, this is what Bernard has really been arguing.    All the convolutions, contortions, circling, and looping could have been prevented if only at the very first, it would have been asserted: The … Continue reading

Posted in Alvin Plantinga, Causal Closure, epistemology, Evolution, love, Natural Selection, naturalism, physics, spirit | 284 Comments

Science is not about certainty and neither is Religion

Due to the extent of the comments over a rather innocuous link in one of my “Friday Roundup” posts, I want to stop and devote an entire post to some of the issues that came up in that discussion.  I … Continue reading

Posted in Carlo Rovelli, Consciousness, materialism, physics, Stanford | 5 Comments

Accidental or just Mysterious?

Bernard-I came across this book and thought you might find it a good read.  The writer seems to strike the balance you are looking for.  From here: “Readers will appreciate the passionately argued belief that human perception and understanding can … Continue reading

Posted in Lightman, physics, Universe | 3 Comments

Nothing or Something?

What exactly is nothing?  Great question.  Here is a good answer.  This answer also goes to the point that narrative/world-view/faith encompasses everything, even our view of agreed upon facts or those thought to be commonly held.  They are commonly held … Continue reading

Posted in contingent, Narrative, nothingness, physics, reductionist | 1 Comment

Something from Nothing and Ridiculous Guides

There is a good New York Times book review here of a book entitled “A Universe from Nothing.” Wow, who knew? Well, exactly, and the reviewer, David Albert (Ph.D., theoretical physics), does an excellent and quite humorous job pulling this … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, physics, Scientism | 10 Comments

That Science Which Would Marry the Age Will Soon Find Itself a Widower

To follow up with my last post, from Darwin’s Pious Idea, in addressing materialism/naturalism we come to the area of physics and what we might learn as to how our current understanding addresses materialism. Rather than provide much commentary, I … Continue reading

Posted in Conor Cunningham, materialism, naturalism, Newton, physics, quantum | 2 Comments