14 Mar 10
We conduct observations under the assumption that the universe is uniform. Indeed, many theists point to apparent exceptions to this assumption as evidence of God. Meanwhile, atheists insist that such irregularities simply mean we have incomplete knowledge.
This, for me this is the real meaning of what it is to believe in the metaphysical. Is the universe knowable? Those who accept the metaphysical are saying that, at some fundamental level, it is not. Even if they are correct I refuse to accept it; even if we cannot know the world, we most assuredly cannot know beforehand what our limits of knowledge are.