Originally Posted by Richful
I respectfully disagree
I don't think we're in disagreement, though. Maybe only over semantics.
My first point was that the term "metaphysics" has a history of philosophical use. In fact, you can still find it used in fully accredited universities around the world, in the philosophy departments (I just finished a university course with "metaphysics" in the title, in fact, and it was entirely academic in nature).
I never said that science as currently known didn't come out of philosophy, because I know that it did. (Wrote an essay about that, in fact
My other point was that science (as we now know and define it) DOES investigate matters which fit the classic philosophical
category "metaphysics", hence the link to the collection of scientific and academic papers relating to the topic of metaphysics-in-the-philosophical-sense.
I don't see any disagreement. Nor do I see an oxymoron.