Category: Books of interest
|January 14, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Cosmology, News|
“Perhaps he really is just a permanently upbeat and sunny chap. On the other hand, …” that’s highly unlikely.
|January 12, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, News|
Check prices. Wow! Not clear why this didn’t happen before.
|January 12, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Cosmology, Intelligent Design, News|
“Science is a rational activity, as is also philosophy and theology. Lennox finds a link between all three disciplines.”
Jacques Barzun: “Once the word ‘selection’ was used, no other course was possible, than that of personifying Nature”
|January 4, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Darwinism, News|
“The same injection of a selecting mind into natural affairs led to picturing animals as constantly at each other’s throats.”
|November 17, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design, News|
The only extant copy of the essay was held by Edinburgh University Library, as part of Wallace’s original personal library, and a transcript was prepared from a scan, for publication.
|November 13, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
He introduces us to two thoughtful new books questioning the deafening quackery.
|October 9, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
If people don’t like the show, it goes off the air If someone throws a brick through the screen …
|October 6, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Christian Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
This is all useful for Christians to keep in mind when we hear Christian Darwinists claim we can be just as good Christians if we believe what Darwin believed about life.
|October 6, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Evolutionary psychology, News|
“Evolutionary psychology is in its infancy, and much of what passes for knowledge in the subject is not much more than speculation—or worse”
|September 27, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
“The book is partly a memoir of my experiences at various creationist conferences, … “
|September 14, 2011||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Books of interest, ID Foundations, Intelligent Design, Philosophy|
UD’s resident journalist, Mrs Denise O’Leary, notes on how Mr Michael Shermer of Skeptic Magazine and Scientific American (etc.) has written on his new book, The Believing Brain: Why Science Is the Only Way Out of Belief-Dependent Realism: . . . skepticism is a sine qua non of science, the only escape we have from […]
|August 19, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Books of interest, Culture|
The ignominious death of Henry Luce’s empire would be a net gain for everyone else.
New book: John Lennox asks, If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, am I denying the authority of Scripture?
|August 10, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Culture, Darwinism, Religion|
ID-friendly Oxford math prof JohnLennox has a new book out, Seven Days That Divide the World: The Beginning According to Genesis and Science . Can’t imagine which seven days. Blurb: What did the writer of Genesis mean by ‘the first day’? Is it a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe […]
|August 5, 2011||Posted by News under Atheism, Books of interest, Mind|
Why does anyone pay attention to one-way skeptic Michael Shermer’s war on the mind’s reality?
|August 4, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Science|
Methodological naturalism would have been a science stopper for Isaac Newton
|August 2, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Darwinism, Intelligent Design|
Here. Alan R. Rogers tells us in The Evidence for Evolution According to polling data, most Americans doubt that evolution is a real phenomenon. And it’s no wonder that so many are skeptical: many of today’s biology courses and textbooks dwell on the mechanisms of evolution—natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow—but say little about […]
|July 31, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Mathematics|
Numbers point to something beyond themselves … but what?
|July 20, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest|
Excerpts for download. Here. Why pay for propaganda, when you can get a whack of it free?
|July 19, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Darwinism, Intelligent Design|
on this page, for Eugene V. Koonin’s forthcoming book, The Logic of Chance: The Nature and Origin of Biological Evolution (FT Press, 2011), and see what turns up. From Overview: The book examines a broad range of topics in evolutionary biology including the inadequacy of natural selection and adaptation as the only or even the […]
|July 11, 2011||Posted by News under Books of interest, Evolutionary psychology|
In “Common Grace and Amazing Grace: A Review of David Brooks’s ‘The Social Animal,’” Andy Crouch finds that “Brooks’s portrait of human flourishing lacks the essential elements of rescue and redemption” (Christianity Today, 7/11/2011): Then there is Erica’s brief fling with adultery, her only real moral failure. Erica’s indiscretion could have been a catalyst of […]