Sunday, October 21, 2007

A good question ...

... Does the Atheist Deny What the Theist Affirms? (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

This is the problem I have had with the recent spate of atheist tracts: The authors don't seem to have any real grasp of what those they say the disagree with really think. This passage in particular interested me: "Now I hope it is obvious that naturalism as defined is not a proposition of natural science. Nor is it a presupposition of natural science. Natural science studies the spacetime system and what it contains. It does not and cannot study anything outside this system, if there is anything outside it. Nor can natural science pronounce upon the question of whether or not the whole of reality is exhausted by the spacetime system." It interested me because it reminded me that naturalists and IDers commit coplementary errors: The latter pose a scientific question and serve up a metaphysical answer, while the former pose a metaphysical question and serve up a scientific answer.

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