Verification Principle

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  • Created on: 12-06-17 19:00

Verification Principle

Advantages

  • Doesn't waste time talking about God
  • Can be used in modern day forensics
  • Hume - It engages all our senses
  • It has clear boundaries

Disadvantages

  • The verification principle cannot be verified therefore has no base of an argument
  • It doesn't factor in love, laws or history
  • Hick - Celestial City parable - However this relies on the existence of an afterlife
  • Karl Popper claims that we cannot scientifically verify everything
  • Keith Ward claims that just because we cannot verify God does not mean that God is not verifiable

Evaluation

Overall, the verification principle is a weak argument, it is much more focused on things being proved scientifically however as mentioned above not everything can be scientifically proven.

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