Saturday, June 12, 2010
Article: God-of-the-Gaps or Best Explanation? by Kenneth Samples
As I have again started working my way through the TrueU: Does God Exist? hosted by Dr. Stephen Meyer, I am reminded at how fair his approach to the "big questions" about our existence is.
Meyer masterfully utilizes what scientists and philosophers call "Inference to the Best Explanation" to determine the causality of our universe. As Meyer points out, this leaves the reader or listener to judge for themselves what the best explanation of the topics being discuss such as, "What is the thing in which everything else comes?" This approach utilizes logic, reason, and evidence.
In this article, Reasons to Believe's Kenneth Samples explains that while many believers have been guilty of invoking the so-called "God-of-the-gaps," the Theistic God is actually the best explanation for many of the things we observe throughout various disciplines.
You can find the article here.
I would further encourage you to checkout Reasons to Believe.
Courage and Godspeed,