The Rational God is dedicated to investigating the ultimate questions of existence. Such questions can be approached through science but even a scientific investigation requires contextualizing. Whatever science discovers is seldom final, a deeper explanation is usually needed. This is where philosophical analysis can help. The title is two words. Rational and God. I have no interest in irrational claims or notions of knowledge which require a suspension of my rational or empirical faculties. There is then, a very clear emphasis on the term rational. The God alluded to in the title is … Read More...
No blog or discussion on the nature of God or the intersection of science and religion would be complete without reference to Richard Dawkins. He is a great source of interesting posts and someone I … [Read More...]
The Rational God is a science based approach to understanding nature or reality. Attempts at understanding our universe have been presented since man first made an appearance and in some ways the … [Read More...]
Science is often characterized as a study of cause and effect. Prior to science Aristotelian causes was the method of study, one of his four causes being the ‘final cause.’ A final cause reversed the … [Read More...]
Materialism and Physicalism The heyday of materialism was the 19th century, when it seemed to be clear that in time the universe and everything in it would be explained by one thing, the material. … [Read More...]