FYI. For what it is worth, I came on this reference to methodological
naturalism as an assumption by scientists doing science. The concept seems
to be much older than some people think.
"Whenever it is possible to find out the cause of what is happening, one
should not have recourse to the gods.
Polybias, ca 204-122 B.C.
As reported in THE THEORY OF THE MORAL CONSTITUTION IN ANTIQUITY, 1954, by
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