Moorad wrote: "Just because the subject matter of science does not
include these categories, it is absurd to say that science declares them
to be nonsensical. "
I think we can all agree on that, Moorad. But then you continue to
write: "Methodological naturalism goes beyond science and it is a
philosophy of science that is nihilistic in nature since it excludes
other disciplines---those dealing with the
non-physical, not detectable by physical devices."
I would agree that it excludes other disciplines -- and this by
definition. But in doing so it is simply defining what science is --
nothing more. How can this be nihilistic? The baseball rules book
defines what baseball is -- it "excludes" such other human activities as
TV watching, fishing, and mall shopping. Yet one would hardly call it
"nihilistic" because this is so.
John Burgeson (Burgy)
(science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)
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