|December 3, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics|
U Tech’s Granville Sewell recalls: Author’s note: To paraphrase Barbara Mandrell, I was ID when ID wasn’t cool. What, intelligent design still isn’t cool, you say? Oh…well, compared to 1985 it is. I offer for your interest the Postscript to my 1985 Springer book, Analysis of a Finite Element Method: PDE/PROTRAN. This Postscript draws an […]
|October 4, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
Interesting discussion from NOVA: Zeno’s paradox is solved, but the question of whether there is a smallest unit of length hasn’t gone away. Today, some physicists think that the existence of an absolute minimum length could help avoid another kind of logical nonsense; the infinities that arise when physicists make attempts at a quantum version […]
|April 26, 2015||Posted by News under Cosmology, Mathematics, News|
… that it is knowable and mathematically based. That was said better by Eugene Wigner. The miracle of the appropriateness of the language of mathematics for the formulation of the laws of physics is a wonderful gift which we neither understand nor deserve. – “The Unreasonable Effectiveness “The Unreasonable Effectiveness of Mathematics in the Natural […]
|April 19, 2015||Posted by News under Mathematics, News|
Astrophysicist Mario Livio shares some thoughts: Math: Discovered, Invented, or Both? The puzzle of the power of mathematics is in fact even more complex than the above examples from electromagnetism might suggest. There are actually two facets to the “unreasonable effectiveness,” one that I call active and another that I dub passive. The active facet […]
|March 16, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
When writing this story, there were two traps I started falling into: The first one is, act like there is something really great about the person who notices that the universe shows evidence of design. No, that’s just normal. The Darwinists and the Christian Darwinists, paid off by Templeton for example, are earning their keep […]
|March 13, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
People got unseasonably lucky (Texas lottery div). Questions were raised here. Someone good with numbers tried studying it a couple years back. But now this: Abstract: Some people have all the luck. We look at the Florida Lottery records of winners of prizes worth $600 or more. Some individuals claimed large numbers of prizes. Were they lucky, or up […]
|February 25, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Naturalism, News|
Is Shermer’s sell-by date long past, like Dawkins’? It does have that feel.
|February 22, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Multiverse, News|
Sheldon: A much better title for the blog would be “Materialism is a beautiful concept – and its ruining physics.”
|December 20, 2014||Posted by News under Mathematics, News|
Still awake? Ponder this.
|December 2, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
Golden section and golden rectangles, the harmonic series and the model of its ideal behavior simplified.
|November 29, 2014||Posted by News under Mathematics, Multiverse, News|
Maybe they are wrong but it is not looney. You can actually measure this stuff. Take that, multiverse, and get out of here!
|November 26, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
John Lennox argues that there is evidence of transcendence beyond nature.
|November 24, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
The computational capacity of the universe suggests an upper bound to the number of transformational steps available for any theory of origins.
|September 27, 2014||Posted by News under Astronomy, Big Bang, Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
Pop culture rants, raves, and peeves have somehow found their expression today as “science.” This stuff doesn’t change; it just acquires science labels.
|July 23, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, News|
Using their expertise to subvert the group tasked with producing high quality cryptography?
|April 23, 2014||Posted by News under Cosmology, Mathematics, News|
Kirk Durston: It is impossible to count through the entire set of negative integers, from minus infinity to zero, one integer at a time.
|April 13, 2014||Posted by News under Mathematics, Multiverse, News|
Peter Woit: As we learn more about the Higgs the lesson seems to be that this sector of the Standard Model behaves in the simplest way possible.
|April 9, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Naturalism, News|
James Franklin: Artificial intelligence system that imitates genuine mathematical insight? No promising plans on the drawing board.
|March 19, 2014||Posted by niwrad under Intelligent Design, Mathematics|
As known, complex numbers are numbers of the form: z = x + i y where x is the real part, y is the imaginary part and “i” is the square root of -1. Complex numbers have many applications in science, where it is necessary, in the same time, to collect together and discriminate two […]
Science, Worldviews & Society, 1: An argument from necessary (thus, eternal) truth to the reality of God as eternally contemplative . . . and, designing . . . Mind
|March 1, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Logic and First Principles of right reason, Mathematics, Philosophy, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
This past month has been quite busy, and I have had but little time to respond to some questions on foundations of reality and modern theistic arguments from a budding young philosopher. (BTW, his 3 month post op check up has been positive I take occasion to publicly thank St. Georges Hospital, London and others.) […]
I have pulled together some thoughts in light of an argument from Gordon Clark, with inputs from Nash, Maverick Philosopher and sometime UD commenter Ilion over at Reppert’s Dangerous Idea blog. BTW, there is also a side-light from the Nye-Ham debate.
I am not really comfortable laying out such in detail at UD, as it is more theology-Philosophy than science, but think it relevant enough to post beginnings and an onward link:
>>Friday, February 28, 2014
Rom 1 reply, 47: In light of Gordon Clark’s argument in brief, an argument from necessary (thus, eternal) truth to the reality of God as eternally contemplative . . . and, designing . . . Mind
In Faith and Reason, pp. 162 ff, the late Ronald Nash summarises an argument to God by Gordon Clark that apparently traces to Augustine, that we may cite and slightly adapt following bloggist and commenter Ilion (HT):
P1. Truth exists.
P2. Truth is immutable (unchangeable).
P3. Truth is eternal (–> without beginning or end; lasting for ever).
P4. Truth is mental (pertaining to mind or minds).
P5. Truth is superior to the human mind
C6. Truth is God
[–> or, perhaps:
C6‘: The Truth Himself is the Infinite-Personal Mind we commonly call God, who eternally contemplates necessary — thus eternal — Truth and truths.]
This and similar arguments have been batted around in academic fora, apologetics exchanges and of course on the Internet. Generally, in a somewhat dismissive cast of mind and heart.
But, I think there is something there and we should not toss out baby with bathwater.
More broadly, I think . . . MORE >>
Okay, what do you think? END
PS: First UD post with a new Win 8 machine. Win 8 is a work in progress. The old machine refuses to go into retirement, though.
PPS: Just to underscore a point of correction in reply to malicious trollery, a screenshot from Crick’s The Astonishing Hypothesis: