Wednesday, March 30, 2005

On the Uselessness of Intuition;
An Untestable Hypothesis to Explain Creationism

According to the doctrine of logical positivism, statements that cannot be tested for truth or falsity are "meaningless."  My freshman philosophy professor referred to that as  "unfortunate" terminology, stating that statements can have meaning of a sort, even if they are not testable.  In the course of daily life, we often have to make important decisions even when we do not have the time or the ability to test all of our assumptions.  In fact, sometimes we have to make important decisions based upon assumptions that are impossible to test.  In such situations, we make our best guess and go from there. 

An examination of the nature of intuition leads to an hypothesis about the origin of Creationism and Intelligent Design.  Continue reading about my untestable hypothesis of the origin of untestable hypotheses here.