‘The Laws of Nature’

What is meant by laws of nature other than some rule or order established by some legitimate authority?  That implies a combination of intelligence and power or a designing, governing mind, which is what [the doctrine of] providence essentially asserts.  — Thomas Oden

This suggests that when science speaks of the ‘laws of nature’ it implies a lawgiver.  Whether it wants to admit it or not.

2 thoughts on “‘The Laws of Nature’

  1. This is to completely misunderstand what we mean when we speak of a “law of science”. Scientific laws are descriptions of the behaviour of the universe. There is no need for a “lawgiver” any more than there is a need for a lawgiver to make the circumference of a circle equal to Pi times the diameter.

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