"I think science is about finding good explanations, and "good" means having
scope, consilience, and predictive power - not necessarily deterministic."
That's the purpose of science, not what it seeks.
"Then it is a false belief since it has been found that some events are random."
That IMHO is commonly believed even by determinists.
Roger , rclo...@verizon.net
Leibniz would say, "If there's no God, we'd have to invent him so everything
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Time: 2012-08-17, 14:53:19
Subject: Re: Leibniz on the unconscious
On 8/17/2012 10:30 AM, Roger wrote:
In my view (perhaps not yours) things are as they are and move as they
do for a reason, called "sufficient reason".
Science is the pursuit of sufficient reasons.
I doubt that. I think science is about finding good explanations, and "good"
means having scope, consilience, and predictive power - not necessarily
Determinism is the belief that sufficient reasons exist.
Then it is a false belief since it has been found that some events are random.
And God (or some other creator) is the sufficient reason for why there is a
universe and not nothing.
Then what's the sufficient reason for God? You slip in extra baggage by adding
"creator". Either "God" is just a placeholder for what we don't know yet (God
of the gaps) or we can terminate the inference chain without it.
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