When Science Masquerades As Philosophy

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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]

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When Will We Move Beyond the Basics? The Dumbing Down of the Church

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/04/15/when-will-we-move-beyond-the-basics-the-dumbing-down-of-the-church-2/

The Need For Case Making: Giving Reasons and Justification for Your Beliefs

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/16/the-need-for-case-making-giving-reasons-and-justification-for-your-beliefs/

Tips is Discussing God’s Existence with People

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/15/tips-is-discussing-gods-existence-with-people/

The Difference Between Knowing and Showing God Exists

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/13/the-difference-between-knowing-and-showing-god-exists/

The Cultural World of Paul and What We Should Know About Paul

https://chab123.wordpress.com/2018/03/11/resources-on-paul-the-cultural-world-of-paul-and-what-we-should-know-about-paul-3/