|March 7, 2015||Posted by News under Philosophy, Science|
Jonathan Witt here: For instance, through much of the nineteenth century, the scientific consensus was that microscopic life was relatively simple, little more than microscopic sacks of Jell-O. The scientific community also accepted the idea of spontaneous generation—that creatures sprang to life spontaneously out of things like dew and rotting meat. Taken together, these pieces […]
|March 4, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Multiverse, News, Philosophy, Science|
Here at Science Friday: are excerpts from Brockman’s latest, This Idea Must Die : Seth Lloyd: Suppose that everything that could exist does exist. The multiverse is not a bug but a feature. We have to be careful: The set of everything that could exist belongs to the realm of metaphysics rather than physics. Tegmark […]
|February 16, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy, Science|
Prediction: To the extent that science is dominated by naturalist atheists, falsifiability will not survive as a criterion. And the next war will be against the idea of evidence.
|February 11, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, Philosophy, Science|
Science has not discovered that there is no free will. But politics certainly did.
|February 7, 2015||Posted by News under News, Philosophy|
What if there were two of you?
|January 28, 2015||Posted by Eric Anderson under Atheism, Philosophy, Religion|
I rarely set foot in a bookstore, having long ago succumbed to the Amazon.com convenience. But Saturday my son had an urge to buy some comic books — and he had to have them now. He waited semi-patiently, with regular reminders throughout the day of his desire — nay, his urgent need — to go […]
|January 9, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy, Science|
Author of Evolution: A theory in crisis (which he has often said should have been called “Darwinism: A theory in crisis
|December 14, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy, Physics|
Many great physicists had a mystical bent, contrary to what we’d mostly hear from the current science blogs.
|December 3, 2014||Posted by News under Intellectual freedom, News, Philosophy, Science|
Yes, but you must be allowed to think that, Massimo, without getting your head bashed in.
|November 29, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy|
A recent research project critiques … appeal to physics to attempt to establish metaphysical conclusions.
|November 23, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Philosophy|
Monton: I’ve been unhappy with the administration’s recent treatment of me and others in the philosophy department
|October 28, 2014||Posted by News under News, Philosophy, Science|
Actually, half the people who say they “stand for science” today would lose all interest in it if it didn’t happen to support their pet peeves, grievances, and crotchets.
|October 11, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, News, Philosophy|
620 philosophers refused to contribute as volunteers if he remained.
|October 6, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Naturalism, News, Philosophy|
But doesn’t that mean giving up on any modern version of naturalism?
|October 2, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Philosophy|
Darwin never had it so bad.
|September 23, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy, Science|
One can only imagine the number of opinionated neuro-midgets this guy has had to listen to.
|September 23, 2014||Posted by News under News, Philosophy, Science|
Science and philosophy are a far better fit than science and show business.
|September 14, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Philosophy, Religion|
Philosopher Lydia McGrew explains and defends the idea of divine timelessness, disagreeing with William Lane Craig.
|August 25, 2014||Posted by niwrad under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Philosophy, theistic evolution|
In my previous post Synthesis-versus-Analysis I dealt with the distinction between “true whole” and “false whole”. Now let’s see how that had relations with Aquinas and his refutation of biological macroevolution. About the origin of man and the relations between his soul and body, Aquinas was clear: Reply to objection 3: Some have claimed that […]
|August 23, 2014||Posted by niwrad under Intelligent Design, Philosophy|
I dedicate this post to our Denyse O’Leary (UD News desk), who suggested me to deal a bit with this topic. — A “whole” (or “all” or “total”) can be a “true whole” or a “false whole”. A “true whole” (or “unit”) is anterior and independent from the consideration of parts, is not obtained from […]