Month: January 2013

Religion Science and Free Will

Religion, a belief in spirits beyond this world, doesn’t address directly free will. Some religions actively promote a belief in free will; others actively deny free will. Science, a belief that every event in the world is ultimately explainable, denies free will. Humanism is a free will mid-way position. Explanations are available but they can…

Supernatural, Natural, and Humanistic

Supernatural, belief in existence beyond the observable world, is critical to belief in God. Natural, belief that all beings and events in the world are completely explainable by measurable facts of the world. Humanism, belief that humans have free will which allows them to start new paths of events.

Psychology Minus Genetics

Is there anything left in psychology if you remove all genetic explanations? Yes, psychology remains the explanation of the influence of environment. That might seem trivial until we consider that culture and education are aspects of environmental influence.