Re: Methodological naturalism

George Murphy (gmurphy@raex.com)
Thu, 26 Mar 1998 18:04:28 -0500

Adrian Teo wrote:

> I don't get it, Phil. I know my computer is intelligently designed
> (observation), but it also operates according to physical laws
> (observation), and therefore, I can study those regularities through MN
> (method). How is that different from saying something like "The universe
> is intelligently designed (presupposition), but it also operates
> according to physical laws (observation), and THEREFORE, I can employ MN
> to study those regularities (method)"? Isn't that what Christian
> scientists are doing all along?

This is precisly what I was trying to convey in my response to
Paul Nelson. ID is either a command to stop studying the phenomenon in
question or an investigation to continue to study it by scientific
means.

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George L. Murphy
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