Kurieuo wrote:Naturalism is a view that every effects arises from a cause in the material world.
The physical world is all there is. No God. It is a philosophical world view.
I think it is naive to think the philosophy doesn't get mixed in with one's science.
It is in fact a necessary part of science. And that includes how one theorises about evolution.
Your beliefs in evolution therefore are very different from say Dawkin's, Gould's and many other respected Materialistic biologists.
Nagel's book I think is very appropriate and perhaps builds off/adds weight to Plantinga's argument from evolution against Naturalism.
Katabole's mentioning it just supports your beliefs as a Theist believing in evolution over and against the Materialist's evolution.
All this talk of naturalism and philosophy the Katabolic one, "physical world" and god
is naught but red herring, so it seems, howbeit dragged betimes before the nose of the herringer himself.
The validity of lack thereof of any scientific theory stands of data. and a consistency with that data.
There is no contest on the issue of whether scientists are normal humans, given to herd mentality, self deception. error and so forth.
IF tho, ToE were "wrong" on some basic level, it does seem odd that only creationists are aware of this (the they can produce no data to back their contentions) and no scientist from any field of study has ever anywhere on planet earth in 150 years somehow stumbled upon such data as would lead to the disproof of said theory.