Science and religion discussion | Philosophy | American Public University

Please select one of the questions below to address as your initial post. Feel free to respond to classmates’ posts on different questions.

  1. Do you find Gould’s argument of nonoverlapping magisteria convincing? Why or why not?
  2. If a philosopher or a scientist is a “naturalist” what does that mean?  Please describe and offer your critique (Chapter 10 of Godfrey-Smith).
  3. Is the personal motivation of scientists for recognition (or some other personal motivation) something that is good for the scientific enterprise as a whole?  Relate your initial post to Chapter 11 of Godfrey-Smith. 
  4. Describe the reading by Hanson (PDF attached to the discussion) and offer your personal critique.