Philosophical Considerations in Theistic Science
Theistic Science is not monistic, but assumes a Generalised Dualism
where each discrete degree is separated from others in ways similar to the
dualism of Mind vs Body, and of Divine vs Nature.
Leon James has written two papers which discuss how the ideas presented
here lead to this dualism:
The website www.newdualism.org
has a section devoted to
the dualistic essentials
of Theism, and
the need there for a
Theism, Deism, Pantheism and Atheism (etc)
There are many sites on the web for theism, its basis and its
consequences. The site
http://www.newtheism.com has sets of
links for Theism on the Web.
The ideas of generalised dualism and
degrees may now help us to understand the dualism of the divine and
nature within a fully-fledged
Theistic explanations have the feature that they explain phenomena
which appear simple to us in terms of something much more complicated,
namely the infinite and wonderful God. Some people may not be happy with
this, since the result is not an explanation of nature, minds,
spirituality (etc) on the basis of elementary objects with elementary
behaviour, and they may object that they do not thereby understand
cognition, etc. It appears that we are explaining human nature, for
example, in terms of spiritual homunculi concerning which we have even
less direct awareness. In reply, I ask
homunculi be so stupid?
Distortions and Partial Views
Distortions of the Divine Image result when unbalanced reception or
uneven growth occurs.
Partial Views are outlined which are common when some of the discrete
degrees are ignored.