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Wikipedia is OK in this case – it gives a good overview.


However, the article is talking about philosophical naturalism.  You may remember that more than once I’ve asked if you understood the difference between philosophical materialism and methodological naturalism.  They aren’t the same thing.  We all – including you – operate under methodological naturalism, and that fact in no way requires us to each subscribe to philosophical naturalism.  The same is true of scientists.   Using the fact that they operate under methodological naturalism to cast them all as philosophical materialists is just as unfair and wrong as if I did that to you.


make sense?