Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)



First Advisor

John McCormick

Second Advisor

William M. Magee


In the popular philosophy of today, namely Mat­eralistic Evolution, attempts have been made to explain everything as the result of the forces of "matter and motion". In rejecting all that the sages of old have offered towards the explanation of phenomena, there are certain problems which are stumbling blocks to this form of philosophy. Many and various theories have been offered but none has been found that will satisfy. Re­alizing their inability to explain these problems, one of their number has summed them up and termed them seven riddles for which science has no answer, and which will always remain insoluble.


A Thesis Submitted to Fulfill the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

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