Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Methodological what?

You've maybe heard that modern physical sciences operate on the basis of 'methodological naturalism'. That is they assume the natural world as a uniform closed system. Good as far as it goes but this is not the case.

The 'methodological naturalism' claim is a ruse to import what is truly at play: metaphysical naturalism. That is, the assumption that the material world is all there is.

But here we start into a problem. If that's the base assumption, I don't see how you get to methodological naturalism from it.

What is labelled 'methodological naturalism' is in fact methodological Christian theism. The base philosophical assumptions of modern science from the get go are founded in Christian theism. From the assumption of the mind to the assumptions of a rational objectively perceived universe that we can have genuine knowledge of (and that the idea of genuine knowledge is meaningful) are Christian and spring from Genesis 1 to 3. Paganism/naturalism doesn't imply them.

Some videos that might be of interest:

Darwin's corrosive idea: https://youtu.be/FWKKVL_Pkf8

The myth of materialism: https://youtu.be/Fv3c7DWuqpM

Information enigma: https://youtu.be/aA-FcnLsF1g

They all seem to set the biblical timing of creation to one side, but are conceptually aligned with its central premise. Logos precedes techne (material systems) and produces episteme (knowledge).

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