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The Many Inadequate Justifications of Methodological Naturalism

Organon F, Vol. 26, No. 1, 2019: 5-24 In this paper, I argue that attempted justifications of methodological naturalism as a prerequisite of scientific inquiry fail. As a practice, it functions not to further scientific investigation, but rather to impose an explanatory straitjacket.  Methodological naturalism cannot be adequately defended by describing something called the scientific method then…

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Theistic Evolution: Scientific, Philosophical and Theological Concerns

Philosophia Christi, Vol. 24, No. 1, 2022. Shared by permission of the journal. In this paper, I explore scientific, philosophical, and theological difficulties that arise from adopting theistic evolution, understood as claiming that the origin and development of life can be entirely accounted for in terms of the operation of natural causes, without any need to posit direct divine intervention.  God…

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