Re: Science: working in the flesh?

Gene Dunbar Godbold (
Tue, 18 Feb 1997 12:52:54 -0500 (EST)

According to Bill Hamilton:

> One might be tempted to claim that the naturalistic bent of science is by
> definition an exercise in unbelief. Science as defined by most scientists
> tries to understand natural causes of natural phenomena. Thus a scientist,
> doing science by the commonly used definition should not be looking for
> supernatural causes.

How would one go about looking for supernatural causes? One way, it
seems, is to rule out natural ones by investigation using the scientific
method. Of course, it is an axiom that negative data is hard (if not
impossible in some cases) to interpret.

> I believe these questions capture what bothers some Christians who are not
> professional scientists when they get into discussions with scientists.

I find this to be true also.


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