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granny54 | Student, College Freshman | Valedictorian

Posted December 15, 2011 at 10:58 AM via web

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Identify a view (politics, religion, science, culture, media, or entertainment) that relates to philosophy and tell why you hold that belief.

Most people have views that are strongly influenced and informed by philosophy, often without realizing it. There are many reasons why a peron holds to those beliefs.

 

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted December 15, 2011 at 11:05 AM (Answer #1)

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One view that I hold that relates to science is the view that science can determine the truth about the natural world and religious faith cannot.  I believe, for example, in evolution, not in Biblical creationism.  I hold this belief because of my stance in terms of epistemology.  I think that things about nature and the physical world can only be known through the scientific method, which is in itself a philosophical concept.

At the same time, I believe that there are things that science cannot determine.  I do not believe that science can have anything to say about the existence (or lack thereof) of God.  I believe that scientific knowledge and spiritual belief are different things that cannot "interfere" in the other's sphere.

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