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Author Topic:   Is science a religion?
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Message 16 of 295 (290769)
02-27-2006 1:08 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by subbie
02-26-2006 5:44 PM

My question is, why must we define science to include only naturalistic explanations?
Asking this question is like asking why must we define mammals to include only warm blooded animal?
Is there any compelling reason to exclude the supernatural from the scope of scientific inquiry?
Science does not have the means to investigate the supernatural. If a supernatural phenomenon can be measured and disected, then it seizes to being supernatural.
Is science a religion because it refuses to even consider the idea that non-naturalistic processes are at work in the world?
Science never denied that there are non-naturalistic processes at work in this world. What it denied is that non-naturalistic processes can be investigated and defined in science.
This is the reason why you don't find scientists "preach" against certain religious dogmas. Unfortunately, the same thing cannot be said about the other side.

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