Philosophers love to pose a question to natural scientists: “Why is there something, rather than nothing at all?” To the natural scientist, this is a meaningless, or at least, pointless question. For natural science may pretend to ask “why?” questions, but are really only asking “how?” questions. They ask how chemistry works, or how physics is operating, but the question of “why?” supposes meaning, which is only relevant in a mind. Chemistry and physics are wonderful pursuits, but they are forever locked into explaining the physical world, explaining how things operate. They can deal with temperatures, pressures, motion, energy, and the related calculations that explain how processes operate. But they will never be able to answer why.


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Christian Apologist & Philosopher
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