This week in Science and Religion - Chapter 3 we are reading about Religion and the Philosophy of Science. Expanding my brain and reading all about rationalism, empiricism, realism and idealism, and logical positivism. The questions open for discussion this week are
1) Do you think that a religious community can experience a revolutionary change in thinking that can be described as a paradigm shift? Give one Example.
2) Do you think that humans can ever acquire genuine knowledge (not just mere opinion or a strong feeling) of the presence of spiritual being? If so, what are the standards for such knowledge?
3) Do you think that sensory experiences can, at least in some cases, offer absolutely accurate, and infallible, knowledge of the world? Explain.
Interesting questions...but all this thinking fries your brain after a while.