|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 […]
|April 27, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Atheism, Culture, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Naturalism, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Spirituality|
Fair warning to the regular readership. Typically I like to cover intelligent design and evolution-related issues, but I trust I may be permitted a bit of a detour. There have been a couple of interesting posts recently by Sal, vjtorley and Barry about issues of a more philosophical bent. vjtorley’s OP, in particular, quoted parts […]
|February 2, 2014||Posted by News under Darwinism, News, Spirituality|
Now that Wilson mentions it, how come almost all the books claiming that morality is just a human construct that evolved from our being a social species are in fact written by Darwin’;s followers. And none by Bonhoeffer’s? That must mean something. Not nothing.
|June 26, 2013||Posted by scordova under Audio, Just For Fun, Spirituality|
In the video, Dawkins gets his head split open and then all we see are his brains and eyeballs, then they multiply…. at the end he says, “as for me, I’d rather spread memes than genes anyway.” We then see him tooting his own horn while a dinosaur swallows a shark. The video that Richard […]
|August 26, 2012||Posted by scordova under Comp. Sci. / Eng., ID Foundations, Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality|
The existence of bad design, broken design, and cruelty in the world inspires some of the strongest arguments against the Intelligent Design of life and the universe. I consider the “bad design” argument the most formidable of the anti-ID arguments put forward, but in the end it is shallow and flawed. I will attempt to […]
|July 28, 2012||Posted by johnnyb under Engineering, Ethics, Philosophy, Society, Spirituality, Video|
In our final video for the Engineering and Metaphysics conference, we have Dr. Walter Bradley, famous in ID circles for his book, The Mystery of Life’s Origin. Here Dr. Bradley shares with us his work on helping relieve poverty in third-world countries through engineering. He also tells us about practices that people attempt to use […]
|July 18, 2012||Posted by johnnyb under Engineering, Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Spirituality, Video|
Next up in our Engineering and Metaphysics conference lineup is Baylor’s William Jordan. Jordan compares the way that physics models relate to engineering with the way that theological models relate to religious practice. He looks at how innovation works in both theological and physical models, and how engineers and practitioners should treat them. He also […]
|July 17, 2012||Posted by johnnyb under Biophysics, Books of interest, Engineering, Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Physics, Spirituality, Video|
In Bejan’s “Design in Nature”, Bejan promotes what he calls the “constructal law,” which states, “For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier access to the imposed currents that flow through it.” Bejan has denied that this relates at all to any […]
He said it: Alfred Russel Wallace on the gradual evolution of his scientific and linked philosophical views
|May 25, 2012||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinism, ID Foundations, Philosophy, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Spirituality|
ENV reports on how there seems to be an attempt to reclaim the co-founder of evolutionary theory for the anti-design camp. Such an enterprise is bound to fail the test of historical accuracy in light of a simple reading of Wallace’s The World of Life; as was recently republished by — we can’t make this […]
|February 7, 2012||Posted by News under Mind, Physics, Spirituality|
Inasmuch as the paranormal and spiritism are “personal”, possessing the characteristics of contingent personality, then it is dangerous to study them as a machine.
|November 6, 2011||Posted by News under Atheism, News, Spirituality|
“It falls short of the promise to tell us how we know what is really true.”
|October 31, 2011||Posted by GilDodgen under Spirituality|
Food for thought.
|September 19, 2011||Posted by GilDodgen under Courts, Religion, Spirituality|
Yes folks, it’s finally here in America. Read it and weep.
|August 28, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, News, Religion, Spirituality|
Traditional Christians expect some level of unavoidable suffering as part of life, accepting it as a test of character (not of faith, because their faith told them to expect it). The same situation might look very different to the person who honestly believes that if things aren’t going well, there is something wrong with him.
|July 31, 2011||Posted by News under Atheism, Spirituality, Video|
Here’s Fr. Barron. Yeah, we wondered too.
|April 30, 2011||Posted by News under Spirituality|
From PR Underground, neurotheology researcher, physician and author, Andy Newburg explains, how fundamentalists Christians and Atheists share a minority view of God. (PRUnderground, April 27th, 2011) Join Skeptiko guest host Steve Volk for an interview with Dr. Andy Newburg. A distinguished researcher at Thomas Jefferson University Medical College, and professor in Religious Studies at the […]