Sunday, January 28, 2007

Divine Economy Theory - Empirical Without Empiricism!

Divine economy theory is not limited; it is not exclusive of logic and theory. Nevertheless, it does find empirical expression in the real world actions by human beings.

Some of the knowledge in divine economy theory comes from experience, information gathered particularly from sensory observation, but that does not mean that the complexity of human beings is condensed into pieces of data - which is what empiricism does. Empiricism is a variant of atheism, as it is used in the social sciences. We've gone down the road of empiricism and it leads to the land of nonsense!

One of the great weaknesses of empiricism is the setting of artificial limitations on the human reality. A simple example will suffice: a photograph of your loved one is more valuable than the chemicals and paper making it up, and it is more valuable than a photograph of the exact same setting taken of people that you do not know. To claim the right to quantify these distinctions is arrogant and erroneous. This great weakness renders empiricism void in the social sciences.

That does not mean that experiences are not real or valid! Empirical information contributes a great deal to our knowledge and provides points of inspiration that advance theory and stimulate our logic.

For instance, if a business owner has a character flaw that is jeopardizing the success of the business, say an uncooperative attitude, and then decides to make changes there will be favorable real world consequences. These are qualitatively measurable. These are documentable and repeatable. Advice can be given to others based on this empirical information.

In this day and age economic science is mostly irrelevant because it is sunk in the atheism and darkness of empiricism.

Divine economy theory is a viable, beautiful, and exciting alternative!

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