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    True to underdetermination

    "There were Christians whotrue to what the philospphers of science call the "underdetermination of data by theory", would continue to gather around the eucharistic table even if it had been shown that the gospels were fraudulent ."
    For god sake , please tell me what that means.


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    Re: True to underdetermination

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    "There were Christians who, true to what the philosophers of science call the "underdetermination of data by theory", would continue to gather around the eucharistic table even if it had been shown that the gospels were fraudulent ."

    For god sake , please tell me what that means.
    There are Christians who will continue to believe in the Eucharist and its origins whatever the evidence against it.


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    Re: True to underdetermination

    I know that Anglika . But what is the meaning of "true to ..."? I know that "true to someone " means sexually faithful to them but how about here?


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    Re: True to underdetermination

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    I know that Anglika . But what is the meaning of "true to ..."? I know that "true to someone " means sexually faithful to them but how about here?
    sorry - I hadn't realized it was the underlined parts that concerned you

    You can be true to someone or something without any sexual connotation. It means that you follow the tenets of a faith, or are consistent in your relationships.


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    Re: True to underdetermination

    What does exactly mean "true to what the philosophers of science call the underdetermination of data by theory"? Underdtermination what?

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    Re: True to underdetermination

    Quote Originally Posted by nimsooze View Post
    What does exactly mean "true to what the philosophers of science call the underdetermination of data by theory"? Underdtermination what?
    Against scientific realism


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    Re: True to underdetermination

    ?


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    Re: True to underdetermination

    It means that belief is often based on unproven evidence. It is founded on non-scientifically proven information or statements.


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    Re: True to underdetermination

    Are those christians a kind of examplar of what philosophers say?Or do they agree with what philosophers say?

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    Re: True to underdetermination

    Hi nimsooz,

    Underdetermination is an epistemological issue about the relation of evidence to conclusions.

    underdetermination: Definition and Much More from Answers.com

    Regards.

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