Advancing theological and scientific literacy for today’s ʿulamāʾ
3.4.4 Metaphysics of Metamorphosis
Butterfly, by Paul Horner.
From the origins of cancer to the nature of personal identity, the life sciences do not merely provide us with ever-greater numbers of disconnected facts. They also offer us the best data for putting together a broader picture of what the world is really like, a picture that confounds many common assumptions about what things are and where they come from.
Is it possible to have a science-based metaphysics? In other words, can empirical study offer insights into reality beyond what is material? According to the author, questioning how we view the world can have profound implications for our self-awareness as well as for the life sciences. To engage this very interesting and not entirely uncontroversial question, enjoy this provocative article in Aeon.
The Madrasa Discourses project proposes that a conciliation of traditional Islamic thought with contemporary scientific and philosophical worldviews can result in orthodox affirmations of human dignity essential for peaceful coexistence in a pluralistic world.