RE: Theism & MNS

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Sat Feb 18 2006 - 14:23:15 EST

One must not confuse the models one uses to describe Nature with the
real thing. Recall that a map of a city, which can be usual to get
around, is far from being the city itself. Surely, one does not, and
certainly cannot, include God in the models used to describe Nature
specially those in physics where the models are mathematical.

 

Moorad

 

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From: asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu [mailto:asa-owner@lists.calvin.edu] On
Behalf Of Timothy Kennelly
Sent: Saturday, February 18, 2006 12:08 PM
To: asa@calvin.edu
Subject: Re: Theism & MNS

 

Mr. Miller,

 

I must indicate profound disagreement with the statement below. Modern
Natural Science must of necessity work with the assumption that there is
not an active deity. With respect to the natural world God (or god) does
nothing. One might also argue for nature's god in which case god does
everything, but alway in a manner which is understandable in rational
terms.

 

>[Science] says nothing about how God might interact with the natural
world. Science pursues truth within very narrow limits.

 

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