Rational Scientific Theories from Theism

Consequences for Body, Mind and the Divine

Theistic science shows how the Divine, mind and nature are linked together, with mind and nature being an image of the Divine Source. All of our thoughts, bodies and spirits (loves) are everywhere intertwined and linked together. This view has many consequences for all kinds of sciences and for many aspects of theology. In this section, we begin to look at a few of theses consequences. We want to know how nature, mind, loves and the Divine are all connected together by correspondences.

Theistic Physics

Theistic Physics describes how the natural world reacts in the presence of God (which is always), and how these reactions are modified when the Divine Influx is filtered by intervening spiritual and mental choices (which are people).

On this basis we begin to understand the connection between Mind & Body, perhaps by means of the Limbus, or according to other speculations. We briefly discuss the principles and practice of Parapsychology.

Theistic Biology

The dispositions and powers (life) that biological creatures receive from the Divine Source depends on their form. This raises many interesting questions and creates investigations about biological structures and functions, both at the anatomical and the biochemical levels.  Not the least of these is the question of Biological Evolution in Theistic Science. The Human Form turns out to be a non-arbitrary prototype.

Theistic Psychology

Here we have the foundational article  "Theistic Science: Psychology" by Leon James (University of Hawaii). For more detailed work in Theistic Psychology, see his website at www.theisticpsychology.org.

Because of Discrete Degrees throughout creation, we have Cognitive and Afffective Stages in the activity and development of the human mind, some of which are already known from the work of Piaget, Eriksson and Gowan.

Theistic Religion

Julian Duckworth briefly discusses the manner using correspondences in which the Bible conveys its meanings. For more extensive details of Bible meanings of specific passages and parables, see the site www.BibleMeanings.info.

Spiritual Regeneration and spiritual growth have specific meanings within theism, as, in contrast to nondualist accounts, they depends on specific loves and actions in the physical world. The principles of Discrete Degrees allow us to see how permanent spiritual growth may be possible, by reviewing the principles that make spiritual regeneration possible. Here, the spiritual meanings of the Genesis creation story are useful, as well as the internal meanings of the ten commandments.

Theistic Philosophy

Theistic Science is not monistic, but assumes a Generalised Dualism where each discrete degree is separated from others in ways similar to the dualism of Mind vs Body, and Divine vs Nature. Here are two papers from Leon James on dualism, with more detail at the website www.newdualism.org.

Theism is a well established philosophical position, with many sites on the web discussing theism, its basis and its consequences. The page www.newdualism.org/webtheism.htm provides a convenient set of links for Theism on the Web, and points to a new theism using concepts of discrete degreee.

Finally, we will see how easy it is to form partial views of the the multiple generative levels of Theistic Science, how such partial accounts have been adopted as complete by various people in the past and present, and related distortions in organic development.


www.TheisticScience.org Author: Ian J. Thompson, Email: IanT at TheisticScience.org