Is Simple Still Best?

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”

(John 8:31-32) NKJV

If we’re supposed to accept the hypothesis with the fewest assumptions, lets compare how many assumptions have been made in the popular science paradigm (SciPop) vs. Matty’s Paradigm.

SciPop has a set of axioms which make up it’s theoretical foundation. They’re axioms because they’ve been accepted by peer review, not because they’re self-evident. They’re all theoretical, and they all require other assumptions.

The Axioms of Popular Science (SciPop)

1There’s a causal relationship between space-time and gravityIsaiah 48:13
2Earth orbits the sunEcclesiastes 1:5
3Stars are distant suns and galaxies1 Corinthians 15:40-41
4Nuclear decay has always been constantDeuteronomy 32:22
5Humanity is a product of of biological evolutionRomans 5:12
– Axioms of the Dominant Paradigm of Modern Science

That’s 5 assumptions necessary to construct the paradigm but, technically speaking, each one is a vast construct of other assumptions as we’ll see in the next post. It’s a system of inductive, reductive circular reasoning where each premise (assumption) is used as evidence for itself. It’s a house of cards.

In contrast Matty’s Paradigm begins with one simple premise (assumption) which is a principle which has been deduced from axioms which are self-evidently true.

God can’t lie and the Bible is true.

Principia Mattymatica – Principle I

The Premise of Matty’s Paradigm

  1. God cannot lie.

Go ahead, Occam’s razor that.


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