When Science Masquerades as Philosophy

In Alex Rosenberg’s The Atheist’s Guide to Reality, he attempts to demonstrate why science is “our exclusive guide to reality.” Here, Rosenberg attempts to provide a neat synopsis of life’s big questions, along with what he considers to be scientifically reliable answers. Here are some of life’s big questions that he thinks science can answer:

Is there a God? No. What is the nature of reality? What physics says it is. What is the purpose of the universe? There is none. What is the meaning of life? Ditto. Why am I here? Just dumb luck . . . Is there free will? Not a chance. What is the difference between right and wrong, good and bad? There is no moral difference between them. Why should I be moral? Because it makes you feel better than being immoral. Is abortion, euthanasia, suicide, paying taxes, foreign aid, or anything else you don’t like forbidden, permissible, or something obligatory? Anything goes.[1]

Here, Rosenberg makes the assumption that what science reveals to us is all that is real. But as Edward Feser points out, Rosenberg is guilty of a reductionist view of reality. Feser illustrates:

  1. Metal detectors have had far greater success in finding coins and other metallic objects in more places than any other method has.
  2. Therefore, what metal detectors reveal to us (coins and other metallic objects) is probably all that is real.[2]

Continue at: https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/04/when-science-masquerades-as-philosophy/


5 Apologetic Methodologies – podcast


That Life & the Universe Cannot Be Mindless Accidents


Let’s Not Go Beyond What the Lord Said

For I testify to everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: If anyone adds to these things, God will add to him the plagues that are written in this book; and if anyone takes away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part from the Book of Life, from the holy City, and from the things which are written in this book (Revelation 22:18-19). 

Someone says, “I’ve had a revelation from the Lord, something Scripture doesn’t address.”

Run, as fast as you can.

Continue reading: https://churchleaders.com/pastors/pastor-articles/332748-gods-word.html

Monism and Pluralism

A Broadcast with R.C. Sproul

The early philosophers did their best to figure out the big questions of life: How did we get here? What is the source of all things? From his series The Consequences of Ideas, R.C. Sproul examines some of their answers.

Podcast – 9 Reasons, Plus One, Why I Believe in the Resurrection of Jesus


Revisiting Gary Habermas’ 12 Facts About The Resurrection of Jesus