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  1. Scientific Method
    1. The method of investigation used to gain knowledge using observation, logic, theorization, testing the theory, modifying the theory, testing, and developing a hypothesis to explain how things work in reality.
  2. Scientific Method
    1. How do you verify the scientific method as being true? If you say it is true because it works, you aren't using the scientific method to verify the S.M. You're just saying that it works, so it must be true.
    2. If you use the Scientific Method to validate itself, then you assume the thing to be true that you're trying to prove. This is called begging the question.
    3. Can you verify the scientific method using logic? But the Scientific Method presupposes the validity of logic in its methodology. So, you have to presuppose the validity of logic to assume the validity of the Scientific Method, thereby not using the Scientific Method to verify what is true.
    4. Ought scientists report their findings honestly? To say yes is to apply moral requirements upon those who use the Scientific Method. But why "ought" scientists to report their findings accurately while using the Scientific Method? If you say there is a grand "ought" out there, you inadvertently appeal to a transcendent moral law. 
    5. Can the scientific method measure and establish what is morally superior in different situations?
    6. Things the Scientific Method cannot analyze: morality, laws of logic, existence of numbers, integrity, etc.
    7. Questions: 
      1. Do you admit that scientists and atheists who appeal to the scientific method make assumptions (validity of logic, requirement of honest reporting) in doing so? 
      2. Do you admit that scientists who use the scientific method "ought to report their findings honestly"? If you do, then why? Do you appeal to a universal "ought" out there to which they must adhere? If so, you support the idea of transcendent morality.
      3. Do you (atheists) acknowledge that the scientific method presupposes naturalism and that all things can be understood and explained in naturalistic means?
      4. Is atheism a bias when using the scientific method?
      5. Are there things that the Scientific Method cannot address? Of course, it cannot test, weigh, quantify what is morally superior, what integrity is, or measure the Laws of Logic, the mind, etc.
  3. Naturalism
    1. Naturalism is the belief that the world can only be understood in scientific, naturalistic, non-spiritual explanations.
    2. Can naturalism be falsified if its assumptions are that only naturalistic explanations are acceptable?
    3. If naturalism cannot be falsified because NO supernatural evidences are allowed, then the naturalists are essentially hiding in a corner and saying, "There can't be a God. There can't be a God."

About The Author

Matt Slick is the President and Founder of the Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry.