In a recent paper ‘Explaining Away and the Cognitive Science of Religion’ (a freely available version is available here) in the journal Theology and Science, David Glass looks at whether developments in the cognitive science of religion which attempt to provide an evolutionary explanation of the origins of theistic belief can be used to undermine theism.… Read more
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What is Scientific Naturalism?
Scientific naturalism, or strict naturalism, is the view that the spatio-temporal universe of entities postulated by our best current (or ideal) sciences, particularly physics, is all there is (Moreland, 2012, p.284) This world-view aims to provide an event-causal, scientific account of how everything has come to be and a general ontology in which the only entities which exist are those which bear a relevant similarity to those which would characterise a completed form of physics (Moreland, 2012, pp.282-285).… Read more
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Many people say that they would believe in God if his existence where more obvious, but it isn’t so they don’t. Some offer this a personal explanation for their own disbelief while others go further and use it as a basis for an argument against the existence of God.… Read more
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British television finally scraped the bottom of the barrel clean with Channel Four’s dating show Naked Attraction. This program does exactly what it says on the tin: six strangers are presented in all their naked glory to a contestant who chooses the most attractive person as their date.… Read more