Применение научного метода в социологии

Научные метод требует 1) гипотезы 2) экспериментов для ее проверки 3) переоценка и изменение гипотезы 4) новые эксперименты и оценка. В эволюционной модели этот процесс длится бесконечно.

Если мы хотим изменить обстоятельства, для этого нам нужно произвести изменения внутри самих себя.

Начиная научное исследование сначала делают обзор литературы. Для такого исследования нам доступны документы, излагающие социальные эксперименты, длившиеся многие столетия.

Но социология в основном игнорировала эту обширную кладовую документов. Лонгитюдное исследование такого масштаба не должэно игнорироваться.

Нам нужно честно оценить это лонгитюдное исследование, проведенное в обществе на протяжении тысячелетий и изложенное с Библии. Оно представляет фундаментальный факт, который люди пытались игнорировать и против которого выступали, описывает, что произошло в результате и что случилось когда люди принимали во внимание этот факт.

Выступление Ричарда Ноэля на международной научной конференции по социологии на Украине в мае 2012 г. Продолжительность 16 минут. Перевод с английского.

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Applying The Scientific Method In Sociology

Richard Noel

The Scientific Method requires: 1) an hypothesis, 2) experimentation to test it; 3) reevaluation and adjustment of the hypothesis; 4) new experimentation and evaluation. This process goes on indefinitely in the evolutionary model.

Here is an example of a danger in discovering new things. Chemist Dan Shechtman in 1984 published his findings on “quasi-crystals”. The result, ostracism by many colleagues. In 2011 his discovery won him the Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

Lenin followed ideas of evolution to promote communism and socialism which failed to improve society. The main reason was because he had no way to solve the problem of selfishness.

We need a new look, a moral imperative that is greater than ourselves. Then we will be able to change ourselves. If our circumstances are to be changed, it will be the result our internal changes.

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Do Not Give A Place to the Devil

“Do Not Give A Place to the Devil”

–Eph. 4:27

I writing to the Ephesians church, Paul wrote extensively about the differences between believers and unbelievers.  This statement comes from the middle of his discussion.

We frequently need reminded of how the Gospel really changes us from the world around us.  I would add that we often need to distinguish between the traditions we learned at home and in church and the direct teachings of Scripture.

by Richard Noel

The story is frequently told of a lady who was cooking a ham and cut the bone off before putting it in her large cooker.  Her husband asked her why she was cutting it off.  She answered, I learned that from my mother.  He then asked her mother the same question.  Mother answered,  “I learned it from my mother”.   Grandma was still available, so he asked her.  Grandma’s answer was, “My cooking pot was too small for the entire ham”.  Many of our traditions are good and useful, but that one wasn’t useful, even if it once was useful.

Other traditions can be very evil.  Pagan practices are of the devil and should be carefully evaluated.  If they in any way disagree with the Bible they must be abandoned.  Paul already had addressed many of those practices before this statement in verse 27.

Let’s look at this verse carefully, to learn how to apply it.

“do not”  is an absolute form of expression.  It gives no opportunity for an alternate or compromise meaning.  When God’s word says “do not”, we cannot compromise.  Some have thought that they could confess a murder to their priest and be forgiven.  Then they thought they could go out and murder someone else and be forgiven again and again.  The Scripture says “do not murder” just as it says “do not steal”.

“give”, but some may say,  that’s not generous.  Until we recognize that the Scripture is stating that we have authority and must not exercise it in any way contrary to God’s will.  How does this authority really work?

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What is a Real Rebuke?

Sons of EliLessons from Eli

I was puzzled with a question: did Eli rebuke his sons or not? A comment in my Bible says he did, but 1 Sam 3:13 he did not (NAS “For I have told him that I am about to judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knew, because his sons brought a curse on themselves and he did not rebuke them.” 1Sa 3:13 NAS).

If he was not rebuking them then what was he doing when he said, “23 Why do ye such things? for I hear of your evil dealings by all this people.  24 Nay, my sons; for it is no good report that I hear: ye make the LORD’S people to transgress. 25 If one man sin against another, the judge shall judge him: but if a man sin against the LORD, who shall intreat for him? Notwithstanding they hearkened not unto the voice of their father, because the LORD would slay them.” (1Sa 2:23-25 KJV)

by Richard Noel

MP3 format (audio). Duration 34 minutes.

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