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Scientism: Faith in Science and Non-Belief in God; Sean Carroll’s “The Big Picture”

June 9, AD2018 1 Comment
Scientism: Faith in Science and Non-Belief in God; Sean Carroll’s “The Big Picture”

INTRODUCTION Scientism, the belief that science can explain everything about the world and ourselves, is a religion, although not formally expressed as such. When I call it a religion, I mean that it is founded on faith, a faith that its proponents say is not faith, but rationality, but which is in fact a faith […]

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On the Integration of Substantial Change, Creation, and Evolution

March 11, AD2018 5 Comments
On the Integration of Substantial Change, Creation, and Evolution

Substantial change, creation, and evolution are commonly acknowledged to be topics in philosophy, theology, and science, respectively. The integration of theology with philosophy within human knowledge is clearly manifest in Catholic seminary education, which places the study of philosophy prior to the study of theology. In contrast to philosophy and theology, which are primarily concerned […]

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Life and Intelligibility vs. Death and Inanity: Scientism and Meaning

November 16, AD2017 7 Comments
Life and Intelligibility vs. Death and Inanity: Scientism and Meaning

Moses set before the people Life and Death; from another aspect, Intelligibility and Inanity. He urged them to choose life (Deuteronomy 30:19). The Transcendentals Life and Intelligibility in this context refer to a single identity. They differ as logical, not real, distinctions. With Purpose, they form the triad of transcendentals. Each transcendental name refers fundamentally […]

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Fine Tuning and Existence: God or the Multiverse

August 5, AD2015 4 Comments
Fine Tuning and Existence: God or the Multiverse

  I have presented a critique of the first part of Sean Carroll’s lecture, “God Is Not a Good Theory”. In that first part, Carroll considers possible universes such as one consisting of a single particle in motion. In this essay, I critique the second part of his lecture, which pits God vs. the multiverse. That […]

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An A Priori Argument for Atheism?

May 12, AD2015 3 Comments
An A Priori Argument for Atheism?

In the video, “The Meaning of Life”, cosmologist, Sean Carroll, proposes atheistic naturalism as consistent with the complete explanation of the universe by the principles of physics. The universe consists of elementary particles obeying the laws of physics. That is all there is. This argument begins with the observation of material reality and ends with […]

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Time and the Gospel of Sean

April 13, AD2015 24 Comments
Time and the Gospel of Sean

This is the first of two essays on the philosophy of the atheist cosmologist, Sean Carroll. The main idea carried over to the second essay is the distinction between qualitative time as the condition of mutability and quantitative time as the logical comparison of one local motion with another. Today, replacement of the lens of […]

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