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OOL and Science’s Blind Spot


The problem with science is not that the naturalistic approach might occasionally be inadequate. The problem is that science would never know any better. Science’s blind spot is that it has no way of determining whether a phenomenon is naturalistic. You might think that scientific failures would provide a pretty good hint. If love defies logic then maybe there is something more to it. But for evolutionists failure merely indicates the problem is not yet solved. See the catch? Anything that defies explanation is automatically placed in the “Research Problem” category. So naturalism can never be false. It is untestable. Here is an example of this metaphysical mandate:  Read more

In other words, not only does science lack the tools to test its assumption that all causes are strictly naturalistic, it consciously rejects any such possibility from the beginning. So it doesn’t matter how many scientific paradoxes and absurdities come with evolution, it must be a fact.
Although there's a number of variants of Maslow's Hammer, I've always liked: "When your only tool is a hammer, every job looks like a nail." Wiktionary, which says the maxim is "likely traditional," quotes where the hammer's namesake earned his tag, in a 1966 book: "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." I have to say, however, that Kaplan's variant, which preceded Maslow's by two years and elevates the old saw (ha ha) into a law, has a lot going for it: I call it the law of the instrument, and it may be formulated as follows: Give a small boy a hammer, and he will find that everything he encounters needs pounding." jstanley01
There was a comment by AVS recently that mentioned this very point: to paraphrase, It's not that evolution doesn't explain things, it's just that more research is needed. More research is needed for something that has been declared as a scientific fact? Really? Why? Barb

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