Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Teaching science under the attributes of god - audio lecture by David DArmond

Quotes and comments;
- this lecture is directed to a popular audience, and includes at least one experiment.
- I think this might be a good resource for homeschoolers, as he goes into the difference between open and structured questions... and how open questions lead to creative thinking.

1. I didn't care for his definition of science; he quoted the definition from Webster's dictionary, but unfortunately chose one of the recent editions instead of the 1828.

Science: (current)
1. knowledge or a system of knowledge covering general truths or the operation of general laws especially as obtained and tested through scientific method.' (current definition.)
Science: (1828)
1. In a general sense, knowledge, or certain knowledge; the comprehension or understanding of truth or facts by the mind. The science of God must be perfect.
- these are radically different concepts of truth. Truth used to be seen as knowledge of reality. Truth is now increasingly defined as what man can find out about reality using the 'scientific method.' (ie. empiricism or physicalism.)


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