Monday, July 27, 2009
Atheism as unscientific?
I notice that atheists love to tell theists that what they believe is non falsifiable.
Atheism is non falsifiable as well, which makes that "theism is unscientific" argument irrelevant and self contradictory.
Why is atheism non falsifiable? Well, for the same reasons as theism. Can it be shown that there is no God? (absolutely scientifically)
I would say no...therefore atheism is non falsifiable.
We all have assumptions that affect our outlook and view on life/universe/morals etc.
We must take the best options and follow the evidence as Antony Flew says "Since the beginning of my philosophical life I have followed the policy of Plato's Socrates: We must follow the argument wherever it leads."
However, I would like to share with guys that (Biblical) theism is not quite non falsifiable (in an experiential miraculous way) because God said that those who seek Him with a sincere heart will find Him.
(Note: I am rather busy at the moment and will try to get back to answering you guys when it is reasonable to do so. I am currently doing a full time apprenticeship and studying a paper from university...busy, busy. Good to talk with you guys though)