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Author Topic:   Is A Materialist View Less Parsimonious?
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Message 4 of 42 (789028)
08-09-2016 3:20 PM
Reply to: Message 1 by mike the wiz
08-09-2016 7:55 AM

I do not think itta means...
mike the wiz writes:
Obviously I can appreciate that, "supernature" is assumed, and has to be taken by faith, as it is implied by the natural creation. I admit that by faith we believe in God.
However the materialistic creation story of atheism, obviously doesn't need to assume a supernatural realm which might make it more parsimonious in that regard which I would concede.
However, how many more assumptions/entities/variables, must be assumed in order to accept materialism?
Materialism doesn’t make assumptions. That’s the whole point of being a materialist you only deal with what is material what you can touch, see, sense what you can show to be real. The entire idea of materialism is to not make any assumptions.
The rest of your post only includes assigning the word assumption to a materialist hypothesis which is then tested and has either been shown to be accurate (now a fact) or shown to be false (discarded).
Your belief in God may only have one assumption. But one is more than none.

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