Differences in Investigation: Conceiving of a Theistic Science
PublisherMonroe Community College
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AbstractYour average person does not believe that science is in trouble - that we should be very suspicious of the results of medical or biological research, for example. Institutionalized science has led us to great success in understanding and manipulating the world, and this is due to hard work using the “Scientific Method.” But there is suspicion about whether we can trust the results from variations on the traditional method. This paper will examine the idea of natural inquiry that is informed by Theism. It is unclear whether we should be concerned about this type of inquiry because, perhaps, there is some special status to religious claims, or they have an effect on the human mind that inhibits objective study of anything, or there is a methodological standard elsewhere established that requires religious knowledge. Even if true, it cannot be a part of real science. However, after examining what we call real science, certain features and values are revealed that make it clear how Theistic inquiry could be real science.
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