The Multiverse Theory is relatively simple. The main idea behind it is that rather than existing in a single Universe, as is commonly believed, Doctor Who takes place within a complex Multiverse with many instances of Universe hopping and crossover. The Multiverse Theory, however, can take on many different forms.
It has influenced philosophers and scientists to stop looking into the supernatural for explanations, but to rely on observations of the natural world for answers. It provided a fundamental framework which makes it easier to compare and make connections to other things. Due to the fact that, material monism explains that the cosmos is made up of one material, scientists and philosophers can study that material and either critique or expand the theory. It provides a developmental sense of explaining things. Thus, we know where to start when we have questions.
When looking at the debate between Naturalism versus Christian View, focus is on how did we get where we are today with complex thoughts and behaviors. Naturalists look at this question from the aspects of everything just coming into being through natural occurrences. For a Naturalist, they like to look for scientific evidence to back up their idea that the universe came together through evolutionary principles over time. One question that Naturalists have a difficult time answering deals with the conscious. What is a conscious and why do we have it?
Many theories come into formulations due to different scientific interests, but it is of no consequence as far as the philosophy is concerned. What Popper emphasizes in particular that there is no single way or method such as induction that leads to the path of scientific theory. The non- scientific theories like of Freud, Marx and Adler are thus, called so-scientific in nature because of their weakness of explaining everything under the sun. And if they explain anything under the sun then falsifiability in their case can never occur, and if they can never be falsified then they are not science in true sense.
Throughout this paper, I will use various sources to discuss the philosophical themes of consciousness and identity. These sources include, course readings, class discussions and two news articles. One of which has been written by Clay Dillion regarding a futuristic theme concerning the possibility of uploading our consciousness into a robotic medium. The other was written by Zoltan Istvan and investigates the possibility of artificial alien intelligence. I will also critically evaluate each argument in order to highlight any philosophical problems which may be present.
If the modern world were to end tomorrow, what steps would be taken to return the elements of civilization? Before solving this conundrum, it is important to understand what a civilization is. The Meriam-Webster online dictionary defines a civilization as “the condition that exists when people have developed effective ways of organizing a society and care about art, science, etc.” While this may be true, this definition is far too vague. Civilizations include many key characteristics, like their own languages, governments, entertainment sources, ways of gathering and keeping food, shelters, and so on.
This goes hand in hand with Newton's Laws of motion and universal gravitation. Newton's law of universal gravitation states that a particle attracts every other particle in the universe using a gravitational force and Newton's law of motion states that every object will remain at rest or in uniform motion in a straight line unless compelled to change its state by the action of an external force. Newton's Laws back up Kepler's laws by explaining how the planets orbit is an ellipse with the Sun at one of the two foci or center. The force that allows this to happen to the planets are explained by Newton's law and that the gravitational force is moving the planets into rotation, as by the law of motion. These forces assisting each other can make phenomenon's occur such as tides.
Their technology could seem like magic to us or God like. Could this be why the Egyptians, Inca, and Mayans are all interested astronomy? Or is it because they know they were not alone and that “the essential function of any religious dualism is obviously ontological - to account for a duality of opposed principles in being, even when the two principles are not regarded as coeternal: this underlines the cosmological-cosmogonic, anthropological, and sociological functions and expressions of dualism” (Grinspoon n.p.). Early civilizations were just trying to make understanding of the world and how it worked; that is why we see ancient religions with many gods that could be human or animal like. What if “God was an extra-terrestrial?
The Scientific Revolution started off with people questioning their own beliefs. People mainly questioned the physical world at the time. Before the Scientific Revolution people only referred to the bible and churches when they had any questions. After/during the Scientific Revolution scholars began to use observations, experimentations, and the Scientific method to gather knowledge about the physical world. The Scientific method helped scholars a lot because any scientific question they had could be scientifically answered.
Science is invaluable when it comes to generating theories of how and when the earth was formed, the earliest geological processes, and the elements that comprise our world. But where science seems to come up short is in explaining how we got here, why we are here, and what our role is in the natural world. Nearly every belief system has a creation myth, and those myths, even if one deems them untrue, reveal truths about the human role in the natural world and our relationship with it, as well as providing insightful commentary on human nature. Each of the three creation stories we examined explain that the earth was created ex nihilo, or out of nothing.
Very similar to previous chapters, is the process of natural selection, so the Engine of Evolution gives a look at the various forms of evolution and explains the possibilities. Seems like evolution contains many separate subjects that all explain a very complicated theory, however, by learning more, we prepare ourselves with knowledge about the truth. Evolution represents the scientific community’s version of our origins, and the best supporting evidence are natural selection and adaptation. Since, Jerry Coyne used chapter 1 to explain the basic concept of evolution, like the six point evolutionary theory; however, he uses chapter 5 for more detail on the concepts like: the process of evolutionary change through natural selection & adaptation, and laboratory evolution.
They both study how to world was created, but have different ways of going about it. Science studies the world based on experiments and observations. While theology studies the world based off of God’s relationship to creation. Many figures from the scientific revolution helped shape modern science today. People like Nicolaus Copernicus and Francis Bacon questioned everything and in the process discovered new information and gained
Sciences and technologies have improved many aspects of human lives. But as technologies are developing to be more and more advanced, science can be a deadly subject to us as well. Some writers have taken this idea and expanded on this theme of how science is deadly. In this essay I will discuss how this theme is explored in the texts: the novel Unwind written by Neal Shusterman, the film Gattaca directed by Andrew Niccol, following the short texts There Will Come Soft Rains and The Veldt written by Ray Bradbury. Science is supposed to help humans to understand more about the world and improve people’s lives.
In light of Dawkins’ statement that claims that the cosmos is yet to be explained, they do not know how the lawas of physics came into existence, therefor Popper would have argumentatively discarded any significance in Dawkins’ statement.
The case at hand is a very unfortunate circumstance because although Pluto did experience minor fainting spells in the past, I do not think that Pluto knew how serious the fainting spells were therefore I think that he should be charged with causing death and bodily harm, however, I do not think that Pluto should get the full sentences associated with the crime. Linden R., (2016) states that if a person knows they are liable to experience sudden fainting spells and continued to drive a motor vehicle without a medical clearance to do so then they are guilty of the crime that they cause. In this case, Pluto only experienced these fainting spells a few times and he did not ever experience it while driving, his intentions were not intentional in the sense that he genuinely tried to avoid the situation from occurring but the breaks in his car prevented him from controlling his car. Pluto could have possibly came to a complete stop before reaching the children and before his fainting spell occurred but his breaks were not working and he could not stop the car, instead he had to do something in order to avoid the children.