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Methodological Naturalism and the Threat of Science?
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 Methodological Naturalism and the Threat of Science?

Lecture (46 min, mp3)  Discussion (47 min, mp3)  Slides (pdf)
 
by ROBERT BISHOP,  PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND PHILOSOPHY, JOHN AND MADELEINE MCINTYRE ENDOWED PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY AND HISTORY OF SCIENCE
 
June 27, 2013, Ken Olson Science Center, Gordon College, Wenham, MA
ASA Boston Chapter meeting
 
Abstract:

Some Christians perceive the sciences as threatening because of a perception that scientific explanations are naturalistic and displace God or perhaps render God completely superfluous to understanding the natural history of our world. I will argue that there are good theological reasons for adopting forms of methodological naturalism in scientific investigation. These reasons played a role in the formation of modern science. Moreover, these reasons reduce considerably any threat contemporary theorizing about cosmology or evolution present to Christianity.