Here we go, at last I have caved to pressure after weeks of people asking for predictions for the old spec AS exams – I almost expected people to start knocking on my door and asking me to do this! Sorry about the wait! Yes, they are similar to a certain other blogger’s predictions – we often have similar guesses, because it usually possible to see where there have been gaps in previous years which makes prediction easier. As usual the disclaimer: These are by no means bound to come up and you only have yourself to blame if you only revise these and none of the topics come up!
1 a) Explain the relationship between concepts and phenomena in Plato’s thought
b) ‘Plato’s theory of Forms is unnecessary – the world makes more sense without it’ Discuss
2 a) Explain Hume’s criticisms of the cosmological argument
b) To what extent was Hume successful in his critique of the cosmological argument?
3 a) Explain how the Bible shows God as craftsman involved with his creation
b) ‘It is impossible for God to be omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent’ Discuss
4 a) Explain theistic views of evolution
b) To what extent is evolution compatible with theism?
1a has not come up as a question but it is on the spec – I will post more on that. Question 2 I have lots on Hume and cosmolgical argument on the site – see these old posts here and here. God as creator with this emphasis has not come up before. Science and Religion could well come up too.