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This article outlines the “argument from reason” against scientific naturalism and for theism.
1 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
In Part 1, we considered the order of the cosmos as expressed in the laws of physics as evidence for God, while in Part 2 we looked at fine-tuning. Here we focus on the existence of intelligent life. As in the previous cases, the contention is that theism provides the best explanation for the life we observe on Earth, including the existence of intelligent life.… Read more
1) Consider the principle that there is some explanation for everything that happens or exists. This idea seems compelling. Scientists and historians examine the world believing that there are explanations for the facts they discover; they do not do so in vain.… Read more
The testimony of the apostle Paul for the resurrection of Jesus Christ is often overlooked or misinterpreted. Some allege that Acts and Paul’s letters suggest that Paul had a vision or hallucination on the road to Damascus. Others argue that Paul did not believe that Jesus physically rose from the dead; rather, Paul believed that Jesus survived in spiritual form.… Read more
One Some have argued that evil and suffering are logically incompatible with the existence of God. This argument can be set out quite simply:
i) A wholly good being always eliminates evil as far as he can.
ii) There are no limits to what an omnipotent and omniscient being can do.… Read more