Physical and Nonphysical Aspects of Nature

Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith 54 (4):287-288 (2002)
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Human consciousness and reasoning summarize all physical data into laws and create the mathematical theories that lead to predictions. However, the human element that creates the theories is totally absent from the laws and theories themselves. Accordingly, human consciousness and rationality are outside the bounds of science since they cannot be detected by purely physical devices and can only be “detected” by the self in humans. One wonders if notions of information, function, and purpose, can provide explanations of such nonphysical aspects of creation.

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Moorad Alexanian
University of North Carolina at Wilmington


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