Glenn Morton took issue with me, and, among other Johnson quotations,
cited this one:
"To the extent that they go farther, and postulate a supernatural
directing force in evolution, they violate the rules of methodological
naturalism and are no more welcome in scientific discussions than
outright creationists." Phillip E. Johnson, "Starting a Conversation
about Evolution" accessed 8.31.96.
I'm sorry, Glenn, but that statement seems very clear to me. "TO THE
EXTENT THAT..." is the operative phrase. I would endorse a similar, more
sweeping statement myself:
"To the extent that anyone postulates a supernatural directing force in
any science, they
violate the rule of methodological naturalism and are no more welcome in
scientific discussions than outright creationists."
Such persons are entirely welcome in philosophical/religious discussions,
Alvin Plantinga calls me a "demarcationist." I accept the label.
John Burgeson (Burgy)
(science/theology, quantum mechanics, baseball, ethics,
humor, cars, God's intervention into natural causation, etc.)
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