"As a follow-up, can you name any current scientific endeavor or discovery that does NOT operate from an "a priori" assumption that all of nature has standard and rigorous rules that are predictable and discoverable? Just one, which has become a physical, tangible product or discovery."
That is the fallacy of equivocating the existence of natural physical laws with the assumption of philosophical naturalism and there are absolutely no exceptions to it.
This does not make it any less a fallacy, however.
So give us an example in the history of science in which the assumption of supernatural causation has led to useful scientific discoveries of principals.
posted on 11/25/2008 11:58:22 AM PST
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