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Some people, including perhaps most philosophers, believe that the existence of God is a philosophical question, not a scientific one. But is it really? It seems to me that while the existence of a purely deistic God is not a scientific question, the existence of a theistic God, one who can do miracles, is definitely a scientifically testable notion. But what have philosophers said about this issue?

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  • Conscious minds can’t exist without a material substance. We know this from experience and empirically, thus in a way this knowledge is scientific. If God does exist, He must be material. The standard objection to not being able to disprove minds not existing within a body is mental masturbation from philosophers and should be dismissed swiftly. One can’t disprove an infinite number of things.
    – user62907
    Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 1:27
  • yes, this has never come up before.
    – user67521
    Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 1:37
  • In Western world, theology is the "science of God", but it does not make many progress since the beginning... Commented Sep 4, 2023 at 7:15
  • You claim you think that a theistic God is a testable notion. What test are you imaging would prove/disprove the existence of such a God. Commented Sep 5, 2023 at 8:58

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"... the existence of a theistic God, one who can do miracles, > is definitely a scientifically testable notion."

A Popperian would say that science requires all hypotheses to be not only testable but falsifiable. There is no way to show that the existence of a "theistic God" that can do miracles is false, only corroborate it's truth. In which case this question does not fall within the remit of science.

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