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  • I think I mentioned that term on the first episode of the letter to Pythocles, during the discussion as to whether the ancients were really doing "science". I'd have to listen back to be sure. But I certainly think it's applicable to what Epicurus was doing in the 4th century.
  • I don't think that methodological naturalism asserts that there is nothing supernatural--that to my understanding would be 'philosophical naturalism'. Methodological naturalism is not so much a doctrine or belief, as it is an attitude or approach to inquiry. But to state my own position plainly, I think that Epicurus was a philosophical naturalist, who further employed methodological naturalism in his study of nature. By contrast, Dr. Francis Collins who is a renowned geneticist and was the the …
  • I should have watched the video before I posted that, he explains it rather well!