Uncommon Descent holds that…

Materialistic ideology has subverted the study of biological and cosmological origins so that the actual content of these sciences has become corrupted. The problem, therefore, is not merely that science is being used illegitimately to promote a materialistic worldview, but that this worldview is actively undermining scientific inquiry, leading to incorrect and unsupported conclusions about biological and cosmological origins. At the same time, intelligent design (ID) offers a promising scientific alternative to materialistic theories of biological and cosmological evolution — an alternative that is finding increasing theoretical and empirical support. Hence, ID needs to be vigorously developed as a scientific, intellectual, and cultural project.

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  1. Don’t know where else to post/send this. Please restore your RSS feed. The current feed is utterly useless – consisting entirely of a superficial and sometimes irrelevant one-sentence summary, an ad, and a headline that links to the article on the UD site. This defeats the purpose of a feed reader and is a huge disservice to your readers. If you want to ensure that I never see UD content, this is the correct approach.

  2. Dear Sir. I have a question to you concerning copyright. I am writing a book in Norwegian about ID – to be the first comprehensive book with lot of illustrations in my country where naturalism is prevailing. I would be very happy to have the permission to use one or both illustrations of the bacterial flagellum, on Unc.Des, dated December 24, 2010. Sincerely, Kjell J. Tveter

  3. I would like to post an article here at UD. How do I go about that?

  4. I just uploaded an appearance of Dr. Samadi (Vice Chairman of the Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City) on Foc News giving our Creator props: http://www.facebook.com/video/.....2060797982

    If you need the embed code, my email is on my blog

  5. I agree entirely with the post.

  6. Just a suggestion. I know this is not a creationist website and that most authors dislike and even vehemently disagree with that viewpoint, but it is a pro science website and willing to examine all the scientific evidence, no matter where that may lead, right?

    Are you familiar with the RATE project headed up by ICR and other creationist organizations? I wonder if a report on the findings of the RATE project would not be interesting for readers, even though it doesn’t support the old earth views of most IDers. Check out the article entitled “Helium evidence for a young world continues to confound critics” This is good science and the results can be interpreted through whatever lens a person wants to use, but the science of the matter is quite interesting. A recently published further rebuttal of critics is entitled “Argon diffusion data support RATE’s 6,000-year helium age of the earth”

    Might I suggest an article on this subject?


  7. A missing key element in this discussion that will help your project immensely, in my opinion, is Aristotle’s Physics, perhaps the most profound book ever written in my opinion, as it reconciles physics and metaphysics in a way more profoundly and more seriously than any other.

    He makes a devastating argument against the materialists of his day — generally influenced by Parmenides, who argued that everything must come from something, or alternatively, that something cannot arise from nothing.

    Aristotle made the crucial distinction between accidental and substantial change, and noted the centrality of telos in the material world, which was the link to the metaphysical world, and ultimately the Unmoved Mover.

    While, as a Christian, you may not agree with Aristotle’s account of the link between the metaphysical world and the physical world (i.e. astrology), as a Hindu, our non-dualist thought has embraced this for centuries, through serious scientific investigation and discourse. I suspect there is a historical link between Aristotle’s non-dualism and that found in Hinduism, as well.

    St. Thomas, however, found no contradiction between Aristotle’s account and Christianity, and had much sympathy for a properly understood view of astrology, as a manifestation of the One God’s power and influence.

    In any case, the central point is not about astrology — that is to be empirically investigated and logically discussed and debated — but about the necessary link between the physical and the metaphysical, logically resulting from the insufficiency of the materialist view to fully account for change in the physical world.

  8. Glad to find this site. Hello, I’m Shaun Johnston. I rail against darwinism at http://www.takeondarwin.com and publish books at http://www.evolvedself.com. I am for ID, but not creationist. I didn’t realize there was an ID but non-creationist community like this. I’m excited.

  9. I have posted some comments about this site at mine, at takeondarwin. Particularly I say I am directing my ID message to the humanities in terms of the threat posed by scientism to consciousness and the self, which for me is the ultimate concern of ID.

  10. Hi Evolvedself,

    Just to say welcome to UD (I’m not a moderator, simply an avid user)

    I have added your site to my list of favourites and look forward to looking through your posts.

    I’m sure you will find UD a wonderful source of information, as well as a forum from which to meet and discuss these issues with some very interesting people.

    Peter :)

  11. Excuse me, How do I post something on here? I have something that needs to be heard and reviewed?

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