Saturday, January 15, 2011

The Stupid! It Burns! (default edition)

the stupid! it burns! Default Positions, Atheism, and Fulfillment
Atheists claim that atheism is the default position that people take. Many atheists use this to bolster their philosophy of methodological naturalism in the sciences. ... I tend to agree with the atheist, but only to a point. ...

However, the atheist is claiming that naturalism is the true worldview. The default position in naturalism, though, is not atheism, as they believe. The default worldview of a person is relative to the culture in which the individual grows up. ... Atheists claim that it is wrong for someone to not investigate their worldview (I agree). They also claim that it is bad for us to abandon our "default" position (what they think is atheism).

I see a few issues...

Yeah, like you've completely mangled the concept of "default" position, and its use in scientific epistemology. <facepalm>

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