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Origins, cont: God’s Work? Our Search? or False Dichotomy?

From Myth To Science: Can We Make Sense Of The Origin Of All Things?  Marcelo Gleiser offers a thoughtful essay that students can evaluate for insight and/or subtle fallacy. “Contrary to what some scientists say in hyped-up statements in books and social media, we can’t build a scientific model out of nothing — science needs a conceptual framework to exist. The challenge is to come up with a meta-theory that describes science’s current framework, something we truly don’t know how to do. It’s back to the First Cause issue. This doesn’t mean that only a supernatural explanation exists; it means that we may simply be cognitively-limited to come up with such a broad-ranging description of such far-removed reality.”

 
 
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