Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Opus 2022-307 Thought Walks: It Started with the Clouds: Part 3 of 4, The Limits of Logic

4.  People don’t seem to understand that real science is not based on logic.  The scientific method was a revolution that knocked logic off its pedestal.  The scientific method grew out of the Judeo-Christian concept of God.  The God of the Old and New Testaments is bound by His holiness and character.  The basics do not change.  He is not capricious or temperamental.  The gods of the pagan world tended to either be impersonal forces or powerful teenagers.  Even the God of Islam was not a God you could depend on to keep His word.  He was free to do whatever he wanted any time.  Science is based on the concept that when you do something twice the same way and get the same results it is based in the nature of the universe which was based on the character of God.

That does not mean that the scientific method was not logical.  It does not mean that logic is not important.  It means there are limitations to logic because logic is based on human thinking not the immutable laws of the universe.  

Logic is subjective.  It is a lot like common sense.  What is common to one person may not be to another.  What is logical to one person may not be to their neighbor.  You can bring different priorities and conditions.  You can have different suppositions.  I remember a science fiction story where a space war had been going on for ages.  The problem is that both sides thought they were winning.  One side counted ships lost.  The other counted tonnage.  It seemed logical at the time.  

Logic can conflict with the scientific method.  If done properly the scientific method judges on actual results, not assumed results.  Of course the key word there is “properly.”  

To be concluded...

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