SPECIFICITY IS CRUCIAL FOR TWO FOUNDATIONAL GUIDEPOINTS[1]

 

1.   Things can be recognized as real only insofar as they are SPECIFIC.  The absolutely homogenous cannot be known—it is impossible to think of it!

 

2.   Specificity is a pointer to reality (e.g. fine tuning and design); it is also a mark of its contingency, i.e., a discourse of the fact that it could have been other, e.g., this building, seats, and lectern but must exist in the forms they happen to exist in.

 

3.   Recourse to postmodern cosmology fused with Goedel’s incompleteness theorem assures us that those two points are true about everything which is the “universe.”

 

4.   The universe does not have within itself the reason for its own existence.

 

5.   Before the universe, i.e., the totality of consistently interacting things, there can be, however,  only ONE BEING--GOD, THE CREATOR.

 

6.   Here we stand on the above argument that we can convict postmodern secular man in “the court of reason,” that his claim about God’s non-existence is a misuse of reason, whatever else it may be.

 

7.   This phenomenon stems from the scientific/philosophical shallowness of modern/postmodern scientific thought, which is preoccupied with the question How and not why, i.e., the confusion of Description and Explanation (How?  Why?).

 

8.   Let us return once again to the God of creation.  He is the foundation of Love and Worship and our created minds and why they can rationally interact into a coherent meaning.

 

(See also the many papers at http://www.worldvieweyes.org/strauss-docs.html concerning the

philosophy of science, et. al).

 

 

James D. Strauss



[1] See Stanley L. Jaki, The Savior of Science (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000) 223.