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Author Topic:   At what point should we look for a non-materialistic explanation?
Jumped Up Chimpanzee
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Message 11 of 160 (537698)
11-30-2009 10:30 AM
Reply to: Message 3 by Larni
11-30-2009 8:29 AM

Hi Larni
What I mean by this is when one dose not understand something (say thunder)one can feel anxious and by giving an explanation (any explanation will do) that we can cleave to (even if it is not a hypothesis that would stand up to the rigours of the scientific method- such as lightning is ) we can reduce our anxiety.
That sounds fair enough until you consider the problems you might have later when people have become so convinced by their made up explanation that they find difficulty in accepting a newly discovered materialistic explanation.
I'm sure we can all think of at least one example where that has happened!

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