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Methodological Naturalism, Science and History

Methodological naturalism is usually understood to be the idea that a subject will be investigated as if supernatural causes do not exist. This is often considered to be a part of science, and therefore theories such as intelligent design cannot be scientific. While intelligent design theory is not a scientific theory, this issue should still be resolved in order to better understand the place and...

Intelligent Design Theory and Religion

A common set of arguments against intelligent design theory is that it, the Discovery Institute, or the motives behind the theory are religious in nature. It is supposed that for this reason, intelligent design theory is not scientific or is not a viable theory. I have previously shown that intelligent design theory is a historical rather than scientific theory. The study of history is distinct fr...

What is Philosophy

I have been writing many philosophical posts on this site for a while. When I have asked various people what philosophy was they have given different answers. It is one of those few questions in which the experts in a topic do not agree on what the topic is. So it is not a simple question to answer. We can begin to answer the question by starting with what the philosophical experts do agree on. Th...