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Choose Your Philosophy

By Jonathan D. Whitcomb

How common for persons to be unconscious of their personal philosophical axioms! How rare, how refreshing for a person to recognize how personal axioms influence conclusions! (The common route, skimming the surface of consciousness and assuming we must think rationally, fails to take into account those axioms.) Sound scientific procedures might lead to knowledge, but curtailing a narrow range of biases, through science, gives no guarantee of wisdom; science fails as a universal antidote for all classes of bias. Scientific evidences related to basic origins must be interpreted by some philosophy.

In scientifically developed countries, three philosophies are used to interpret scientific data related to the origin of life and the origin of the universe: Creation, Intelligent Design, and Naturalism. Although individuals make individual refinements and interpretations differ, these three are basic.   (Three Philosophies) >