Category Archives: Science

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

Seriously?

Anyone who could write something as ignorant and philosophically naive as this: “The right knows that facts and reason have a liberal bent”, needs to read this essay. “Facts” have neither a liberal or conservative bent (do I really need to point this … Continue reading

Posted in bias, conservative, facts, Heather Cox Richardson, Science | 22 Comments

Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Five—Hermeneutics

Caputo begins the next section regarding ‘paradigm shifts’ this way: “First, Reason suffered a body blow from Heidegger’s hermeneutics in 1927, then a shot to the head from Wittgenstein’s Philosophical Investigations (1951); finally there came the knockout punch from Thomas … Continue reading

Posted in Enlightenment, Hermeneutics, John D. Caputo, Modernity, paradigms, Postmodernity, Science, Thomas Kuhn

Caputo: Chapter Six—Truth in the Postmodern Situation—Part Three—Hermeneutics

We will continue now with the third highlight of hermeneutics discussed in the last post.  Caputo continues with the issue of creationism and how such is a bad interpretation of both the Bible and science. “It is worth mentioning that … Continue reading

Posted in Hermeneutics, Interpretation, John D. Caputo, Modernity, Postmodernity, Science

Causation

Before moving on to my next post, I came across this and it of course speaks to many areas I’ve brought up in the past.  Again, when we think about the impact of narratives upon cultures, can it tell us something “true” … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, History, Narrative, Science | 6 Comments

No God, no Science?

This book is definitely on my reading list. “A truce is sometimes called between science and theology, by thinkers on both sides. Michael Hanby, however, shows a way forward more profitable than truce, found in the common ground between theology … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, Evolution, Michael Hanby, Science | 11 Comments

No Philosophy—No Science

A response to my last post perpetuates a common myth, which is that modern science simply appears at some point in history as an accident of some sort and one completely isolated from context, philosophical influence, and somehow a-historical.  Or, … Continue reading

Posted in History, Jardine, philosophy, Science | 4 Comments

Discovering what is Already Present by “Seeing”

An interesting article here, which points out the real significance of the possible discovery of the “God” particle or the Higgs boson. Of course some superficial interest was generated by the fact that the Higgs boson had picked up the … Continue reading

Posted in Higgs-boson, philosophy, Science, world-view | 1 Comment

He Gets It

This guy gets the difference between science and scientism, methodological naturalism and philosophical naturalism, and what category errors and differences are. Care should also be taken in distinguishing between science and scientism, the idea that the scientific explanation is the … Continue reading

Posted in Denis Alexander, Science, Scientism

Three Questions—or—it’s All About Community

Very nice essay here by someone who understands the difference between what science can tell us and what religion/philosophy can tell us.   “A society without faith is like one without art, music, beauty or grace, and no society without faith … Continue reading

Posted in atheism, Religion, Science