21. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Cross-Explanatory Reductionism
of a similarly metaphysical kind, and may be considered to be a
simpler and more comprehensive explanation of the universe as we find it.
Can Reductionism Rule Out
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22. Intelligent Design Topic: Getting Acquainted With the ID Vocabulary
(it could also be called metaphysical
naturalism, but that name has additional connotations) to denote the family of
worldviews that reject the idea of supernatural
action by any deity. All actions (processes and events) in the universe
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23. Intelligent Design Topic: Nature's Formational Economy
This is a theological and metaphysical principle. According to this principle God endowed nature with all the (natural) causal powers it ever needs to accomplish all the things that happen in nature. Thus in Van Till's manner of speaking, it is
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24. Genetics Topic: James Peterson
is an involved metaphysical argument made by some that the potential of an
embryo is only unfolded over time, hence fully present at fertilization, but
this ignores the formative role of the environment in the womb and beyond.
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25. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Different Sciences - Different Relationships
cannot answer the metaphysical question as to
whether the universe had an underlying cause - why, in other words, there is
something and not nothing. But the fundamental structure of the universe has
led some physicists like Paul Davies
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26. God, Humanity and the Cosmos Topic: Criticisms of Quantum-Based Proposals on...
theory, and its metaphysical implications are still being argued out.
Nor is the fit the science offers, even judged at its most helpful, to the
taste of every theologian.
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27. Divine Action Topic: Clayton, Philip. Tracing the Lines: Constraint an...
may be compelling, their metaphysical conclusions, like any others, are
options not directly supported by physics. Finally Clayton turns to theistic metaphysics,
considering both classical theism and panentheism . Theism asserts that the
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28. Divine Action Topic: Ellis, George F. R. The Theology of the Anthropic...
its laws that is basically metaphysical . Finally, Ellis turns to quantum
indeterminacy to provide a basis for divine inspiration. Other forms of intervention or action are
thus excluded, including amplification by chaotic systems; these would
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29. Divine Action Topic: Peacocke, Arthur. Chance and Law in Irreversible ...
but it need not be seen as a
metaphysical principle opposed to order or undercutting the meaning of life.
Chance actually has two quite distinct meanings: it can refer simply to our
ignorance of the processes which underlie an event, or it can
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30. Divine Action Topic: Chaos and Complexity
of nature based on metaphysical
determinism and indeterminism? In what ways do they shed light on the problem
of general and special providence, and in particular on a non-interventionist
understanding of objectively special divine
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