262: The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism
Many people in our contemporary society claim to be focused on the “evidence” only, therefore they refuse to embrace anything that seems non-scientific, which would cause them to potentially reject the existence of the supernatural realm or would refuse to ever appeal to the supernatural realm for explanations.
This approach often demands that people only use natural or physical explanations when explaining trends or phenomenons in our natural world. This is the philosophy of naturalism, which typically goes hand-in-hand with the common evolutionary theories being promoted today.
However, if someone actually embraces the common Darwinian evolutionary theories, then there are actually very good reasons to not trust human mental faculties and to therefore question every closely held belief, including naturalism itself.
In this episode, Kenny explains why and how evolutionary theory can actually be used as an argument against naturalism.
Quick Video: The Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism (Center for Philosophy of Religion) [YouTube Video]
Lecture: “An Evolutionary Argument Against Naturalism – Alvin Plantinga at USC” [YouTube Video]
Kenneth E. Ortiz (M.Div.) is a church planting resident at The Grove Church and Ph.D. student at Midwestern Seminary. He has 15+ years of vocational ministry experience. He’s also been a professor at Bethlehem College and adjunct faculty at Spurgeon College. Kenneth lives in Minneola, FL with his wife Malaina, they have two kids.