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Ontological Evidence Derived from Epistemological Naturalism


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2018/11/01

The good thing about the scientific method and evidence from science: it’s factual whether you think so or not. The big research piece or finding from psychological sciences is the extraordinarily poor data taking devices human beings are, especially in regards to experienced evidence or feelings.

Many times, and unfortunately, individuals do not know how science works in terms of the criteria taken into account for coming at reliable truths about the world.

Individual human experience and feelings are among the lowest and most embarrassing form, “How do you know the Sun is a nuclear furnace rather than a choir of angels?” The reply, “I have a feeling.”

We should want the most accurate view of the world available. The main question, “What are the arguments and evidence?”

This is the main point about science. There are mechanisms in place to weed out fraudulent activity. Frauds in the scientific world are incredibly rare. So, most skepticism is undue.

What are the real standards of evidence within natural philosophical epistemology to derive facts about the natural world, ontological evidence derived from epistemological naturalism?

Not the only means but certainly among the best for functional truths about the world. An anecdote, for example, is not evidence. As has been stated, the plural of anecdote is not evidence.

A scientific mindset: we should be open to real evidence rather than confirmation bias and hearsay.

Within principles of honesty and integrity, we should ask for credible, reliable, and valid information about the natural world plus arguments.

We should not grandstand, as in simply saying the phrases, “Plenty of evidence,” or, “Plenty of arguments,” but, rather, present clear evidence and solid argument.


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