[asa] Sense and nonsense

From: Alexanian, Moorad <alexanian@uncw.edu>
Date: Thu Jun 21 2007 - 08:02:08 EDT

The subject matter of science is the physical aspect of Nature. Metaphysics comes in many flavors. Physicalism claims that all that exists is physical. However, this is nonsense since the person who makes such claims is not purely physical himself/herself. The latter is so since the human mind must create nonphysical concepts to describe the whole of reality, including Nature itself. In addition, his consciousness, self, and rationality are also nonphysical. It may also be that all living beings have physical and nonphysical aspects. Therefore, ID has a chance to be true; however, physicalism is truly nonsensical. The metaphysics underlying Darwinism is physicalism.




Some references:


1) Humans and Consciousness, PSCF March 2002: http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2002/PSCF3-02Alexanian.pdf <http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2002/PSCF3-02Alexanian.pdf>


2) Alexanian, Moorad. "Physical and Nonphysical Aspects of Nature" (54, no. 1 [March 2002]: 2-21), 54:4, 287, D 2002. http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2002/PSCF12-02Alexanian.pdf <http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2002/PSCF12-02Alexanian.pdf>


3) Alexanian, Moorad. "Set Theoretic Analysis of the Whole of Reality," 58:3, 254, S 2006.


4) Alexanian, Moorad. "Theistic Science: The Metaphysics of Science" (PSCF 58, no. 1 [2006]: 2-15), 59:1, 85-6, M 2007.


5) Alexanian, M. 2002. Seven More Views on Intelligent Design. <http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-55/iss-9/p10.html> Physics Today (Letter). 55:10-11.


6) Alexanian, M. 2007. Debate about science and religion continues. <http://origins.swau.edu/who/moorad/debate.pdf> Physics Today (Letter). 60, number 2, pp. 10 &12.




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