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Erimitus On about 18 hours ago




The mind of God, Antarctica
#76New Post! Jun 16, 2017 @ 00:34:22
Science (as I understand it) uses empirical evidence

Both religion and philosophy address questions for which there is no empirical evidence.

Religion uses supernatural explanations

Philosophy uses reason.

Where one ends and the other starts is a matter of opinion.

And ...and (of course) there is natural theology and the philosophy of religion which helps confuse things.

Religion = gods

Philosophy = reason

Science = experience (experiment)

It seems to me that they are interrelated.
4d4m On about 8 hours ago




Leavenworth, Kansas
#77New Post! Nov 05, 2019 @ 21:13:30
The supernatural is simply something science, because our current understanding has either not caught with or has been misdirected. The scientific method is exemplary in it's ability to discover the nature of things yet no one wrote down the mathematical formulas that describe the physics of a catapult until the advent of calculus. It is possible to know something works without having the scientific knowledge to describe it.
chaski On about 14 hours ago
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Tree at Floydgirrl's Window,
#78New Post! Nov 06, 2019 @ 00:07:03
@Erimitus Said

Science (as I understand it) uses empirical evidence

Both religion and philosophy address questions for which there is no empirical evidence.

Religion uses supernatural explanations

Philosophy uses reason.

Where one ends and the other starts is a matter of opinion.

And ...and (of course) there is natural theology and the philosophy of religion which helps confuse things.

Religion = gods

Philosophy = reason

Science = experience (experiment)

It seems to me that they are interrelated.



Your comment here makes me think that you might enjoy Gary Snyder's "The Practice of the Wild" (essays).

Generally people put this book in the Nature section, but I think it is a bit deeper than that. Sections, I think, touch on your thoughts as stated above.... it is an easy read... only a couple hundred pages...

Joseph Campbell will have covered much of it already, but as you know (if I remember correctly) Campbell can be a hard read... almost too much information packed into every line. Snyder was a contemporary of Ginsberg, Kerouac and the other writers of the Beat movement... etc.
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