Design Disquisitions: Jeffrey Koperski on Two Bad and Two Good Ways to Attack ID (Part 2): Two ‘Good’ Ways
|March 20, 2017||Posted by Joshua G under Biology, Convergent evolution, Darwinism, ID, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Natural selection, Naturalism, Peer review, Philosophy, Probability, Science, theistic evolution|
Part two of my series looking at Jeffrey Koperski’s paper ‘Two Bad Ways to Attack Intelligent Design and Two Good Ones’ is now up on my blog. This one is quite in depth, but a couple of interesting issues come up along the way. I examine the concept of soft and hard anomalies in scientific […]
Doug Axe: The culture of engineering vs. the culture of biology, and what Hidden Figures can tell us about that
|March 3, 2017||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, Darwinism, Engineering, Intelligent Design|
From Douglas Axe, author of Undeniable, at The Stream: Hidden Figures — the true story of three brilliant African-American women who proved themselves in a 1960s NASA culture dominated by white men — is sure to inspire. The film is filled with emotive lessons, most powerfully a vindication of the hope that those who persevere […]
|February 22, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Naturalism, Philosophy|
Just wanted to let everyone know that we have posted the abstracts for this weekend’s Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism in Biology conference online.
|February 20, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
The Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism in Biology conference is this Saturday February 25th. Since the conference is online, you can attend from anywhere in the world as long as you have an Internet connection.
|February 14, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Naturalism, Philosophy|
The second Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism online conference is right around the corner! On February 25th, we will convene AM-Nat Biology, focusing on biological applications for alternatives to methodological naturalism.
|February 12, 2017||Posted by Joshua G under Biology, Cell biology, Darwinism, Evolution, ID, Irreducible Complexity, Natural selection|
This week’s post at Design Disquisitions is the first in a series of articles entitled ‘Critic’s Corner’ where I focus on a critic of ID. The main purpose of these posts is to document their work relevant to ID and also to document the direct responses to the particular critic in question, by those sympathetic to […]
|January 31, 2017||Posted by Joshua G under Back to Basics of ID, Biology, Creationism, Darwinism, Evolutionary biology, General interest, ID, Lessons of History, Origin Of Life, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
Finally, I’ve managed to publish my first blog article! It’s been a rocky start as I had some technical difficulties. Nevertheless, it feels good to get the ball rolling. In this first article, I’ve chosen to take a step back and reflect upon whether or not intelligent design is an important problem to consider in […]
|January 31, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
For those of you interested in the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism series of online conferences, I thought I’d let you know that today is the last day you can submit an abstract for the conference.
|January 12, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
We are excited to report that we have received a steady stream of submissions to AM-Nat Biology over the last few weeks. If you haven’t submitted your abstract, please do so soon.
|January 2, 2017||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Naturalism|
If you are interested in submitting a paper for the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism in Biology online conference, the deadline is fast approaching!
|November 21, 2016||Posted by Joshua G under Biology, General interest, Intelligent Design, News, Of General Interest|
Despite being an ID advocate for several years now (and having an authors account on this forum), I haven’t really taken the time to put pen to paper and write about it, apart from a few lengthy exchanges I had with a close friend and critic of ID. He has since stepped away from the […]
Andrew McDiarmid podcast with Doug Axe, author of Undeniable, “on the Design Intuition and a New Biology”
|November 7, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design|
Douglas Axe, author of Undeniable interviewed here: On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid interviews Douglas Axe on his recent book, Undeniable. Axe shares his reasons for writing the volume, defines common science, and describes what a new biology, with intelligent design, not Darwinism, might resemble. See also: Doug Axe: Every reason for […]
|October 20, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, News|
From ScienceDaily: Bacteria are immortal as long as they keep dividing. For decades it has been assumed that a continuous, proteinaceous ring is necessary to drive the division of most microorganisms. An international team of researchers has revealed that the symbiont of the marine roundworm breaks the ring dogma and divides without. … The division […]
|October 17, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Information, News|
From msmash at Slashdot: In the middle of a discussion about the pros and cons of statins, Sir Rory Collins, the head of clinical trials at Oxford University, noted that If you want a career in medicine these days you’re better off studying mathematics or computing than biology. More. From Tom Feilden at BBC, a […]
|September 12, 2016||Posted by William J Murray under Atheism, Biology, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Ethics, Evolution, Evolutionary materialism's amorality, General interest, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Mind, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality|
Imagine if atheistic materialism was actually true and humans are nothing more than biological automatons – complexly programmed and reactive robots that behave and think in whatever manner happenstance chemical interactions dictates at any given time. Let’s think about what would actually mean. There would be no way for a biological automaton to determine whether […]
|September 11, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Intelligent Design|
This is a great video, and all those with interest in biological evolution should watch it.
|September 11, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Naturalism, Philosophy|
Just a reminder to those wanting to present at the AM-Nat (Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism) Biology conference, abstracts are due October 28th.
|August 19, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design|
From Fuz Rana at Poached Egg: Generally speaking, the reaction to my book The Cell’s Design has been positive. But there have been a few reviews that were less than stellar. Perhaps the most critical of all was a review written by microbiologist Frank Steiner for the Reports of the National Center for Science Education. […]
|June 14, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy|
In the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference, Paul Nelson gave a great talk on Design Triangulation – the inference from system-level functional necessity.
|April 23, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, News, Physics|
But can’t, for psychological reasons. First, why the divorce? From Philip Ball at Nautilus: [Ernst] Mayr made perhaps the most concerted attempt by any biologist to draw clear disciplinary boundaries around his subject, smartly isolating it from other fields of science. In doing so, he supplies one of the clearest demonstrations of the folly of […]