Does Methodological Naturalism entail Anti-Realism?

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I’m constantly told that Science requires a foundation of Methodological Naturalism to function and that you cannot do science without it, while being told that this doesn’t really mean Philosophical Naturalism and so on. However I don’t think the proponents of Methodological Naturalism have every really considered what it means for science as a discipline […]

Where did Aquinas go wrong on Happiness?

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Thomas Aquinas asks a host of interesting questions in his mammoth “beginners guide”, the Summa Theologicae and his five ways are famous as an argument for the existence of God. However he asks a really interesting question in Q2 of the First Part of the Second part. He explores the question, “What does a mans […]

A question of evidence

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It seems we are regularly treated to atheists demanding “evidence” for the existence of god and by “evidence” they mean something empirical, getting decidedly upset if you point to something like Thomas Aquinas’ 5 Ways. They claim that logical philosophical arguments don’t count because they aren’t “empirical” or some such, although the person usually says […]

Sortition – CMW 217

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The topic for this episode is Sortition, an alternative to elections as a method of selecting representatives. In the interests of kicking around new ideas I thought i’d kick this one around. Hope you find it interesting. Show Notes Sortition at Wikipedia Sortition in Ancient Greece A bunch […]

Some thoughts on Slavery – CMW215

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download I had an interesting discussion during the week with an atheist on the question of Slavery and I thought i’d explore that on this episode of Christian Meets World. Hopefully the atheist in question will add some thoughts to the discussion. Show Notes Slavery The Bible and Slavery […]