Materialism is Demonstrably False
What force keeps the world functioning? What binds particles together? Why do they bind together, and where does that thing come from? Some of these answers are just basic facts of reality that we have to accept.
These facts of the world are articulated by physics and our conception of fundamental forces. These forces are very real and are very non-material. Our material universe is governed by non-material laws. And these non-material laws of the universe exist independent of the material world. This is a real problem for Materialism and those who believe the universe can be entirely explained by its material components.
There’s something more out there. This is not an assumption, but a conclusion.
Since these non-material laws that govern the material universe exist, they can only exist beyond the material universe. There must be a level of reality literally beyond our material landscape. This is undeniable given the existence of the laws of physics and mathematics.
This leaves the door open for physicalism (the belief the universe can fully explained by the physical forces of nature), but it slams the door on materialism.
But it exposes that physicalism is just a religion. To be more specific, physicalism is the scientific container for eternal truths of reality and the Divine.
Physics comes from the Greek word ‘physica’, meaning ‘study of nature’. In a modern phrase, physics studies the true nature of reality. And physics explains how these forces control the entire universe. On the one hand, there’s this universe governed by these forces, and then on the other hand, there’s the forces themselves. These exist in two different worlds.
How is this anything close to materialism?