Thursday, April 19, 2007

Eliminating the God of the Gaps to make room for God himself
Most sound Catholic commentators over the past two hundred years have argued strenuously that there can be no intrinsic quarrel between faith and reason, or between religion and science. The chief problems have arisen because many scientists mistakenly believe — on the basis of unrecognized philosophical preconceptions — either that a mechanistic knowledge of nature is the only kind of knowledge possible, or that an explanation of how things work in a mechanical sense somehow eliminates the idea of teleology (that is, a consideration of nature’s design and purpose).
As I touched upon earlier...

From Logos.

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