Realism vs. Materialism (Science Uprising 01)

Realism vs. Materialism (Science Uprising 01)


[Music] everything if Darwin is right is mechanical and blind and purposeless at the bottom our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark because all it is cosmos mechanical and blind and purposeless purposeless at the bottom how do they know the cosmos is all there is isn’t our reality more than just matter most people and cultures around the world have a profound belief that life extends beyond the physical that compassion ideas joy and sorrow aren’t made of matter but are as real to us as our arms and legs if we believe this are we anti science or is it materialism if that is anti science let’s see what dr. Jay Richards an expert on modern materialism has to say hi nice to meet you materialism is really a philosophy about reality it’s just the idea that matter or matter and natural laws are the fundamental reality so really the only thing exists is blind matter in motion and everything else is explained in terms of matter this is the view of reality we are constantly bombarded with in our culture [Music] and I have a materialist view of the world and so that commits me to the view that when I think I have free will and I think that I’m exercising free free choice I’m deluding myself deluding myself wait what no free will so if all of our choices are delusions and how can we be responsible for our actions that’s nonsense our our choices are real and we are responsible for our actions it’s how we stay civilized in fact the most important part of being human is immaterial love isn’t just real it’s the most valued aspect of humanity even more than science it is our consciousness our sense of self that gives us the ability to love but what a materialist that the self is an illusion the sense of being an ego and I a thinker of thoughts now that sense of being a subject a locus of consciousness inside the head is an illusion is an illusion for the materialist things like your thought or your existence or your purposes they’re just epi phenomena or sort of froth so to a materialist our subjective thoughts are not real but our thoughts and beliefs have real consequences the thing that we all know most directly and most certainly that is the existence of ourselves is ultimately incompatible with materialism my argument be look any philosophical view that entails you don’t exist is a view that you really ought not to entertain frustrating is that in the modern age people often try to identify this philosophical idea of materialism with the practice of Natural Science itself but there’s no reason these two things would go together Natural Science is just a formal way to scupper truth is about nature science discover the truth about nature test ideas by experiment and observation build on those ideas that pass the test reject the ones that fail follow the evidence wherever ease and question everything question everything what is doing it and setting up these experiments what is an experiment is an observation of what constitutes evidence oddly the scientific materialists has to deny the existence of scientist the self is not an illusion well what is not an illusion it’s the bigotry and intolerance of the scientific community I want to put on the table not why 85 percent of the National Academy rejects God I want to know why 15 percent don’t any of you that challenges materialism punished it’s this materialist Dogma that keeps many scientists and ask but some scientists are willing to speak up about where the evidence leads like I was brought up with materialist viewpoints all the way through high school and college medical school with you you get inundated with scientific viewpoints that have a materialist bias the cosmos is all that is all that is and it’s all just mechanical and blind and purposeless purposeless at the bottom the depot I looked into the science the more I realized what a catastrophe for science materialism and atheism really is science delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle leaving any of the details to be filled in it’s the kind of belief system of people who say I don’t believe in God I believe in science materialism is not science it’s simply a worldview that fails to explain or even consider the most profound interesting and beautiful aspects of human reality materialists are free to preach their religion but they should stop pretending it’s science we want to follow the evidence wherever it leads and decide for ourselves we are not materials we see the human soul we experience love we live with purpose we fight for justice we are the quiet majority and we will be quiet and know [Music]