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CWV 101, Module 2 Worldview Tables Assignment

Natasha Perry-Wilkerson

Directions: Complete the “Naturalism” column in the table below by filling in the cells
from information provided in the textbook.

Table 1
Ass Natu Sec Atheis Ea N Chr
um ralis ula tic ste istia
ptio m r Existe rn nity
n Hu ntialis Pa
ma m nt
nis he
m is
m
Rea Naturalism:
The universe
lity is a natural
place, and
there are no
supernatural
beings. The
universe is
all
there is, and
it is a closed
system.

Kn Sensory
empiricism:
owl Knowledge
edg comes from
e sensory
experience,
from your
senses.

Hu Biological
machine:
ma Human
n beings are
nat just so much
biological
ure material,
and like all
matter they
are
determined.
There are no
minds or
souls, only
brains.
Hu Physical
causes—
ma genetics,
n psychologic
pro al
CWV 101, Module 2 Worldview Tables Assignment

ble conditionin
g,
ms brain
chemistry:
Problems
ranging from
mental
illness,
crime,
anger, and
war are the
products
of something
wrong in the
natural
realm of the
person.
Sin nature or
sin is an
outmoded
concept in
the
worl
dvie
w of
the
natu
ralist
.
Sol Behavior
modificatio
utio n, genetic
ns engineerin
to g,
personality
hu -altering
ma drugs:
n These treat
the physical
pro natu
ble re of
ms the
pers
on
and
assu
me
that
is all
there
is.
Hu Arbitrary
value in
ma the human
n race: Your
val genes (the
hum
ue an
race)
will
survi
CWV 101, Module 2 Worldview Tables Assignment

ve,
even
if
you
do
not.
Hu Reproducti
ve success
ma (survival of
n the fittest):
pur A
hum
pos an
e bein
g is
a
gene
’s
way
to
mak
e
anot
her
gene
.
Eth Whatever
promotes
ics survival of
the human
race
is good and
moral: If the
behavior
helps us
survive,
then it is
moral
behavior.
Is = ought
ethics:
Whatever
human
behavior has
survived
down
through the
ages and has
not
destroyed
the
cultu
res
embr
acin
g it
must
be
okay
and
mora
CWV 101, Module 2 Worldview Tables Assignment

l.
Suf No purpose
to
feri suffering:
ng We shoot
injured
horses.
We talk
about
euthanasia
for the
terminally ill,
the
hopelessly
insane, and
for the
elderly. Why
let them
suffe
r?
The Individual
human
mea lives and
nin world
g of history run
in
life cycles:
There is no
overall story
or meaning
to daily
even
ts.
Hu Deep
human
ma desires for
n truth,
desi justice,
romance,
re and God
are really
distorted
physical
drives for
food, sex,
or safety:
Your inner
desires are
Freudian
(psy
chol
ogic
al) or
socio
-
biolo
gical
(gen
etic)
in
origi
CWV 101, Module 2 Worldview Tables Assignment

n.

Directions: Complete the Row “Naturalism” using information entered in the table in
Step 1, coupled with your own thoughts and experience.

Table 2
Worl L Li Li Li Life C
dview if fe fe fe Do o
e D D D mai m
D o o o n: pa
o m m m Frie ri
m ai ai ai nds so
a n: n: n: n
i Se F S to
n x a uf C
: u m fe hr
M al ily ri ist
o it ng ia
n y & ni
e D ty
y ea
& th

C
a
r
e
e
r
Natur N N no N Unes
Ch
alism a at va o senti
ris
t ur lu ne al
tia
u ali e ed and
ns
an to has
r st be
d su no
a be lie
on ffe valu
li lie ve
ly r e.
st ve lif
us be
w th e
ed ca
o at ha
to us
sa
r se ke e
pu
k xu ep th
rp
s ali hu e
os
o ty m hu
e
t is an m
an
po an
h bi d
pu lif
e ol m
lat e
y og ea
CWV 101, Module 2 Worldview Tables Assignment

c ic io ha
ni
a al; n s
ng
n no gr no
.
e t o va
wi lu
Christians
a cu also value
ng e.
t, lt family
p ur and
a al friends
y or and feel
b m no one
il at should
ls er suffer
, ial unless it
a is the will
n of God.
d
k
e
e
p
a
r
o
o
f
o
v
e
r
t
h
e
ir
h
e
a
d
s.
Secul
ar
Huma
nism
Athei
stic
Existe
ntialis
CWV 101, Module 2 Worldview Tables Assignment

m
Easte
rn
Panth
eism
New
Age

Personal Reflection
Directions: Briefly summarize your personal reflection on the information that you have
entered into Tables 1 and 2 in this assignment.

My personal reflection on Naturalism is that some Naturalist are atheist meaning that
they do not believe in God; however all atheist are not Naturalist. Naturalist believe that
we are natural and there is no supernatural. They believe that human lives are not
valuable and that we exist only to keep the human population going.

Save this Table Assignment Worksheet as Module 2 Assignment and submit to your
instructor by the end of module 2.