Sunday, January 29, 2006

"Despite Appearances, Science Doesn't Deny The Existence of God"

The Wall Street Journal Online, January 27, 2006

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http://online.wsj.com/article/SB113832581304557736.html

SCIENCE JOURNAL
By SHARON BEGLEY

January 27, 2006; Page B

Excerpts and comments:

“…science has been saddled with the canard that it arbitrarily and a priori rules out the existence of a deity.”

"It is a serious error to arbitrarily insert God or the supernatural as explanations for scientific mysteries," says biologist Richard Colling of the evangelical Olivet Nazarene University, Bourbonnais, Ill. "But it is equally unjustified to claim science excludes God."

TonySeb: Or that it excludes other mysterious supernatural forces, or even denizens from a parallel universe.

“As Barbara Forrest, a philosopher of science at Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, explains, ‘Science doesn't rule out anything a priori. Saying it does is false, and makes science look dogmatic.’

TonySeb: Yes, scientists must keep an open mind, but not so open that their brains fall out.

2 Comments:

At 2/09/2006 3:23 PM, Blogger Gavin L. Impett said...

Arrrggggg.
You trying to pick up the slack left by Gould's passing or are you just trying to get a rise out me?

 
At 2/09/2006 3:57 PM, Blogger Anthony Sebastian (TonySeb) said...

Gavin, let's have a substantive comment. Can you falsify the hypothesis: "God exists."? How would one falsify the hypothesis?

 

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