You have a very mistaken notion of what “philosophy” is. The post you just wrote is philosophy, for example. Bad philosophy, but philosophy nonetheless.
If scientists don’t pay any attention to philosophy, then they cannot possibly be good scientists. What we call the “scientific method” is itself a philosophy. If scientists don’t understand that, they are lost.
To say that science has passed up philosophy is a bit like saying that your shadow has passed you.
And as I said earlier, until you understand this, you have no hope in the world of understanding that your naturalistic premise is bad philosophy *and* bad science. Naturalism as a hypothesis is fine, but as a premise it is nothing more than a dogma.
Sorry, but dogma does not belong in science — whether it makes you feel good or not.
Sounds heuristic if not dogmatic itself. Kind of a logic loop going there.
Excellent insight, RussP! IMHO You really hit the bull's-eye here....
Thank you so very much!