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Res Plures de Scientismo

"Res Plures de Scientismo"
"More Stuff about Scientism"

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Guest post: BioLogos on scientism, part 3

Great responses! I also love this in the comments:

Sastra
Posted December 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

Theology (and the supernatural beliefs it defends) is category error made into an art form.

“Consider the beauty of a sunset, the justice of a verdict, the compassion of a nurse, the drama of a play, the depth of a poem, the terror of a war, the excitement of a symphony, the significance of a history, the love of a woman.”

Yes, let’s. Let’s put it all into a nice and pretty list, too.

The Sunset ….. the beauty of a sunset
A verdict …. the justice of a verdict
A nurse … the compassion of a nurse
A play …. the drama of a play
A poem …. the depth of a poem
A war …. the terror of a war
A symphony … the excitement of a symphony
A history … the significance of a history
A woman …. the love of a woman

First you have a fact claim. Open to objective and inter-subjective investigation and verification.
Then you have a subjective/inter-subjective evaluation about that fact claim.

So we have

God … the purpose of God

and also

The purpose of God …. the love and justice of the purpose of God.

God is a fact claim. It’s not a subjective evaluation or a meaning claim. Nor is the mind itself a magical essence outside of the purview of science. “Purposes” do not exist in the immaterial ether. Stop reifying abstractions.

Category error. So sloppy — and juvenile. All this bloviating for “Hey, you can’t see LOVE with your microscope, can you, Mr. Smarty-pants Scientist???”

It’s been done to death.


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