rational order presupposes a rational Author. Dubois, in New Englander, Nov. 1890:468 ? ?We assume uniformity and continuity, or we can have no science. An intelligent Creative Will is a genuine scientific hypothesis [postulate?], suggested by analogy and confirmed by experience, no contradicting the fundamental law of uniformity but accounting for it.? Ritchie, Darwin and Hegel, 18 ? ?There is such a thing as error; but error is inconceivable unless there be a seat of truth, an infinite all including Thought or Mind; therefore such a Mind exists.?
B. The more complex processes of the mind, such as induction and deduction, can be relied on only by presupposing a thing Deity who has made the various parts of the universe and the various aspects of truth to correspond to each other and to the investigating faculties of man.
We argue from one apple to the other on the tree. Newton argued from the fall of an apple to gravitation in the moon and through the solar system. Rowland argued from the chemistry of our world to that of Siruis. In all such argument there is assumed a unifying thought and a thinking Deity. This Tyndall?s ?scientific use of the imagination.? ?Nourished,? he says, ?by knowledge partially won, and bounded by cooperant reason, imagination is the mightiest instrument of the physical discoverer.? What Tyndall call ?imagination?, is really insight into the thoughts of God, the great Thinker. It prepares the way for logical reasoning, ? it is not the product of mere reasoning. For this reason Geothe called imagination ?die Vorschule des Denkens,? or ?thought?s preparatory school.?
Peabody, Christianity the Religion of Nature, 23 ? ?induction is syllogism, with the immutable attributes of God for a constant term.? Porter, Hum. Intellect, 492 ? ?Induction rests upon the assumption, as it demands for its ground, that a personal or thing Deity exists?; 658 ? ?We analyze the several processes of knowledge into their underlying assumptions, and we find that the assumption which underlies them all is that of a self existent Intelligence who not only can be known by man, but must be known by man in order that man may know anything besides?; see also pages 486, 509, 518, 519, 585, 616. Harris, Philos, Basis of Theism, 81 ? ?The processes of reflective thought imply that the universe is grounded in, and is the manifestation of, reason?; 500 ? ?The existence of a personal God is a necessary datum of scientific knowledge.? So also, Fisher, Essays on Supernat. Prigin of Christianity, 564, and in Journ. Christ. Philos., Jan.1883; 129, 130.
C. Our primitive belief in final cause, or, in other words, our conviction that all things have their ends, that design pervades the universe, involves a
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