Interview on the movie “Expelled” (Sproul & Stein)


Click these for parts 2 and 3.

“Every scientist has some kind of epistemology; some kind of theory of knowledge and most of them are reluctant to examine those foundational premises that they use to come to their particular theories. And I remember when I was a young student, one of the most important formative books I read was The Metaphysical Foundations of Modern Science. That is, what were the philosophical assumptions that the scientist has to have when he goes into his laboratory? And at the time of the ‘Enlightenment,’ a whole new way of dealing with things came up called the ‘Analytical Method’ which simply stated was: that this task of the scientist is to seek the logic of the facts. In other words, you get the data, you collected the data, observe, experiment, and try to find patterns. What they were looking for was Design.” -R.C. Sproul

“Well the word Logic has a Greek root which is extremely similar to ‘design’ and also extremely similar to the English word ‘word.’ So that, actually, if you go back to the Greek root ‘In the beginning was the Word [Logos in Greek]…’ (John 1:1) means ‘ in the beginning there was design; there was a plan.’ … Of course if you even said that in a university now you’d probably get shot.” -Ben Stein

“Logic itself presupposes design.” -R.C. Sproul and Ben Stein

. . .

Lo·gos
–noun
1. ( often initial capital letter ) Philosophy . the rational principle that governs and develops the universe.
2. Theology . the divine word or reason incarnate in Jesus Christ. John 1:1–14.
Origin:
1580–90;  < Greek lógos  a word, saying, speech, discourse, thought, proportion, ratio, reckoning, akin to légein  to choose, gather, recount, tell over, speak

Sources:

LigonierMinistries. “Sproul / Stein Interview Part 1 of 3.” YouTube. YouTube, 26 Mar. 2008. Web. 17 July 2012. <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpM76ymlnbA&gt;.

“Logic.” Dictionary.com Unabridged. Random House, Inc. 17 Jul. 2012. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/logic&gt;.

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