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
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.
www.newdualism.org/webtheism.htm provides a convenient set of links
for Theism on the Web.
The ideas of generalised dualism and
discrete 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
Why must 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