Cambridge ‘Dissent over Descent’ Lecture
|July 24, 2009||Posted by Steve Fuller under Education, Philosophy, Intelligent Design, Religion, Science, Culture, The Design of Life|
My apologies for not posting more here recently. I now have a blog on my university’s website dedicated to the future of the university, where I have done a bit of posting. But mostly I have been trying to finish a new book on science as an ‘art of living’ for new series by the UK philosophy publisher, Acumen. ID followers should find it of interest.
I have been also travelling and lecturing. On my audio lecture page, scroll to 28 at the bottom, and you’ll find a talk and the Q&A given at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge, sponsored by Genesis Agendum on my recent book Dissent over Descent. You’ll hear from the Q&A that I was by no means preaching to the converted!
Hopefully, if I get a little time soon, I will review here Karen Armstrong’s latest book, The Case for God, which touts the ‘ID is bad science and bad theology’ line. Armstrong has done quite a lot to make discussion of religion respectable in secular public discourse, but she does so in a way that would keep science and religion ‘separate but equal’. In fact, this particular book argues for a completely mysterious conception of God whose only virtue seems to be that it’s vague enough to cover a bit of every world religion. But I will get to the ID-relevant parts of the book in a later post.