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Thursday, July 21, 2011

Unproven doesn't mean unbelieveable

Can you prove the reality of the supernatural?
Even if I can’t, you also can’t prove its nonexistence. Naturalism cannot be proved. How could the fish in a little fishbowl prove that there is no world outside the fishbowl? How could an unborn baby prove there is no life outside the womb? How could man, bound to nature, prove there is nothing in addition to nature? You can’t prove a universal negative—that there is no X anywhere (unless X is self-contradictory, like a round square)—for to prove there is no X anywhere, you would have to look everywhere. Only God can do that.
Peter Kreeft, PhD, Professor of Philosophy at Boston College, in Angels and Demons.

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