Re: Materialism
Sat, 23 Oct 1999 10:45:48 EDT


<< >Materialists believe all of nature can be explained by science. (and
>probably described mathematically) It is a position which can not be


and is not especially true. It *is* true that you have to assume
"materialism" in order to examine nature. If a supernatural influence could
change the rules at a moment's notice, then you can never really know
anything. Since we like to know things and are curious about things then we
need to believe that the world is consistent, rational and isn't being
stirred by capricious gods.>>

What makes you think that supernaturalism equates with the action
of capricious gods?