Thursday, January 15, 2009

What's a Good Worldview?

1- There is no such thing as a neutral worldview.

2- A good worldview should have a high degree of coherence or internal consistency. (A logically contradictory statement cannot be true.)

3- A good worldview would have a strong foundation in fact. This is called correspondence.

4- A good worldview has explanatory power.

5- A good worldview would avoid the two extremes: Occam's Razor and Reductionism (oversimplification)

6- A good worldview is established not by one line of evidence or one knock-out argument, but by accumulative evidence.

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