Some of the presuppositions of science…

Here is a list of some of the presuppositions of science:

  1. the existence of a theory-independent, external world;
  2. the orderly nature of the external world;
  3. the knowability of the external world;
  4. the existence of truth;
  5. the laws of logic;
  6. the reliability of our cognitive and sensory faculties to serve as truth gatherers and as a source of justified true beliefs in our intellectual environment;
  7. the adequacy of language to describe the world;
  8. the existence of values used in science (e.g., “test theories fairly and report test results honestly”);
  9. the uniformity of nature and induction;
  10. the existence of numbers.

William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland, from Philosophical Foundations for a Christian Worldview, p. 348

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