Saturday, November 13, 2010

Series: The First Principles, The First Principle of Operation Science

This entry in our series on the First Principles moves from the First Principles of logic and truth to those of science.  This week, we pose the question...

WHAT IS THE FIRST PRINCIPLE OF OPERATION SCIENCE?

The first principle of operation science (investigations of observable and repeatable present events or effects) is a philosophical assumption known as the principle of causality. The entire discipline of science rests upon this principle, which states that every event, effect or finite thing, must have an adequate cause. This principle is firmly coupled to searching for explanations.

Biblical References: The principle of causality with respect to God as the First Cause of the universe and life is found in Genesis 1:1; 1:3 and 1:27, respectively: "In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth"; "And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light." "God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them."

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