|March 8, 2016||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Science|
A week ago, I wrote an article, Feet to the fire, in response to Dr. Stacy Trasancos’s essay, Does Science Prove God Exists? Dr. Trasancos has been gracious enough to respond to my article. In this post, I’d like to make a final reply, and I will happily give her the last word, if she […]
|March 8, 2016||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Science|
Nye sounds like old Uncle John discoursing on the “big issues” after six beers, except he is stone sober. Check it out: Why Are So Many Smart People Stupid About Philosophy?
|March 7, 2016||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mathematics, Philosophy|
Philosopher and photographer Laszlo Bencze was complaining to us recently, The real problem with infinity as I have come to realize is not the mathematics and logic of it. Rather it’s that just about everybody has a firm opinion on the topic. Yes they do. Average people who haven’t cracked a math text since they […]
|March 2, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
The list and scope of presenters at the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference continues to grow. The conference committee is very pleased with the response to the conference so far. Register today to be a part of it!
|February 28, 2016||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Religion|
Stacy Trasancos, a homeschooling mother of seven with a Ph.D. in chemistry and an M.A. in Dogmatic Theology who is an Adjunct Professor at Holy Apostles College and Seminary, has penned a thoughtful essay over at the Catholic One Faith blog titled, Does Science Prove God Exists? Her answer, in a nutshell, is that while […]
|February 26, 2016||Posted by DLH under Atheism, Big Bang, Books of interest, Cosmology, Darwinian Debating Devices, ID Foundations, Intelligent Design, Of General Interest, Origin Of Life, Philosophy, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
Criminologist and former atheist Mike Adams summarizes the three foundational philosophical alternatives to the Cosmos: First, we can say that it came into being spontaneously – in other words, that it came to be without a cause. Second, we can say that it has always been. Third, we can posit some cause outside the physical […]
|February 22, 2016||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy|
Starting our day’s coverage off right, we note a letter to the editor of the Argus Leader (Sioux Falls, South Dakota), warning a disbelieving world: In his Feb. 12 letter to the Argus Leader asserting “intelligent design is evidence-based and is science,” Bill Harris tells us he is a “Ph.D., professor of medicine, Sanford School […]
|February 17, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
The Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference is doing a design contest with a cash prize.
|February 8, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Naturalism, Philosophy, Science|
I am pleased to announce that the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism 2016 online conference (AM-Nat) is now open for registration. The conference is online, so everyone who wants to attend should be able to do so easily.
|February 7, 2016||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Philosophy|
A friend draws our attention to Anthony O’Hear: Director of the Royal Institute of Philosophy, editor of the journal Philosophy, author of many books on the subject, and was formerly Government Advisor on Education and Teacher Training. He is a philosopher with a special interest in education. Friend offers some notes to the vid lecture […]
|February 1, 2016||Posted by DonaldM under Christian Darwinism, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology|
Before I put the issue with the United Methodist Church and Discovery Institute to rest, I want to make one last comment on the UMC’s Statement on Science and Technology, which I wrote about the other day. One of the most significant assertions in the statement is “We preclude science from making authoritative claims about […]
|January 29, 2016||Posted by DonaldM under Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy, Politics/policy and origins issues, Religion, Science|
I’ve already written here about the recent dust-up between the United Methodist Church (UMC)and Discovery Institute. Being involved with this has caused me, as a United Methodist, to take a closer look at some of the official statements of the UMC on science. As regular UD readers will likely know, the church has banned Discovery […]
|January 29, 2016||Posted by News under Cosmology, Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy, Physics|
From Quanta: Bizarre quantum bonds connect distinct moments in time, suggesting that quantum links — not space-time — constitute the fundamental structure of the universe. … In 2012, Jay Olson and Timothy Ralph, both physicists at the University of Queensland in Australia, laid out a procedure to encrypt data so that it can be decrypted […]
|January 24, 2016||Posted by News under Naturalism, News, Philosophy|
From the Christian Scientific Society, a new article by physicist David Snoke, “Thinking about the problem of evil,” based on presentations at the Agora Forum: … Natural evil and moral evil … To address this, I must first take a few paragraphs to make a distinction between two types of evil: natural evil and moral […]
|January 23, 2016||Posted by News under Cosmology, Darwinism, Philosophy, Physics|
Philosopher and photographer Laszlo Bencze shares with us a passage from Robert J. Spitzer on the impossibility of infinite past time. He explains, If often happens that infinity is marshaled to prop up the notion that evolution can work via random mutations, no matter how heavily the odds are stacked against that possibility. If the […]
|January 21, 2016||Posted by News under News, Philosophy, Physics|
Further to Biology of the Baroque, in an interview with Wisconsin Public Radio’s Steve Paulson at Nautilus, Nobelist (2004) Frank Wilczek argues that Beauty Is Physics’ Secret Weapon We recognize beauty when we see it, right? Michelangelo’s David, Machu Picchu, an ocean sunrise. Could we say the same about the cosmos itself? Frank Wilczek, a […]
|January 12, 2016||Posted by News under News, Philosophy, Science|
Further to: Falsifiability only gained traction as anti-creation move? philosopher (and photographer) Laszlo Bencze writes to say, The passage you quote from “Newton’s Apple and Other Myths of Science” is terribly misguided: “Part of the appeal of the falsification axiom (if it could never be disproved, it can’t be science) was that it was […]
|January 11, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Culture, Education, Philosophy, Science, Society|
Denyse’s recent post here on falsifiability tells me that we need more thought on this creature we call science and what it means for all of us, and especially the enterprise of knowledge.
|January 11, 2016||Posted by News under Creationism, News, Philosophy, Science|
Odd, and it speaks very poorly of the science of the day. But one historian says that the historical data demonstrate that view. Further to the new science mythbuster book, Newton’s Apple and Other Myths About Science, a reader kindly notes that we also learn from the paywalled review in Science: Michael Gordin … [debunks] […]
|January 11, 2016||Posted by News under Cosmology, News, Philosophy, Physics|
“How real is reality?” asks theoretical physicist Adam Frank at NPR: … throughout the past 100 years, physicists have proposed a lot of different ways to interpret their mathematics and, in the process, explain what quantum theory tells us about the fundamental nature of “The Real.” These interpretations tend to fall into one of two […]