Professor Peter Harrison, the Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at the University of Oxford, has some very useful research on the history of science and religion that may be of interest to intelligent design researchers. Both books reveal important information about the religious foundations of modern science in terms of the desire of members […]
Did you know evolution is a religious theory? If this seems strange then read on. In this post I will explain one way that evolution is contingent on religious reasoning. Such reasoning is a constant thread running through the evolution genre, but it can be subtle. If you are familiar with the evolution literature you […]
Having trouble talking about ID with your wife or girlfriend? Well, here is a perfect way to start them off. This story about love, betrayal, and death will surely get them interested. Here is an excerpt: “Well,” began David, “I’ve been doing a lot of reading on intelligent design theory. Have you heard or read […]
The question is here. It looks at “Does Dark Energy Really Exist? Or does Earth occupy a very unusual place in the universe?” by physicist Timothy Clifton and astrophysicist Pedro G. Ferreira, who argue just that: If we give up the Copernican principle, we do not need dark energy to explain the composition of the […]
John Lynch whines that “noted historians”* weren’t properly informed that a documentary for which they were interviewed (The Voyage That Shook the World) would take an anti-Darwinist line. Lynch is outraged: the documentary makers are guilty of “lies” and “deception.” Would a charge of fraud hold up in court? I suspect the documentary makers simply […]
Commentator Tony Blankley attempts to link financial regulation with intelligent design (bad) and non-regulation with “an evolutionary process” (good). The whole tangled metaphor reads like the guy doesn’t get it. Whether one regulates or doesn’t regulate is intelligent design – because intelligent agents make the choice either way. And regulation has its own evolutionary process […]
In “Actually, the goal posts were just pulled up. Too much trouble to move…”, I linked to Jonathan Well’s comment on subtle attempts to change just what Darwinian evolution means, to avoid disconfirmation of any particular model. You know, first it’s natural selection only, then, lo and behold, group selection is allowed, then Lamarckism (inheritance […]
Again, I don’t think that low quality programming is what’s driving the decline, but rather the reverse. TV became increasingly gross and trivial as it became a less important source of news and entertainment. What’s driving the decline is simply the fact that people can watch whatever they want any time of day anywhere they want. Those of us old enough to remember prime time TV will understand the significance of this: TV producers voluntarily accepted prime time standards because everyone was watching TV. And again, a key question is economic: Whither ad revenues?
Dr. Stephen C. Meyer will be appearing on the Laura Ingraham show this coming Tuesday, June 23rd, at 11:00 a.m., EST. They will be discussing Dr. Meyer’s new book Signature in the Cell, DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. For information on the new book please visit www.signatureinthecell.com. They will be joined by Francis […]
In my previous post I posed two questions for Judge Jones. The answers to the second question are A, B and C. That is, (A) Evolutionary theory incorporates religious premises, (B) Proponents of evolutionary theory are religious people and (C) Evolutionary theory mandates certain types of solutions. Continue reading here.
Why does the universe seem so fine-tuned for the emergence of life – including intelligent life capable of asking that “why” question? Paul Davies of Arizona State University in his new book “Cosmic Jackpot” argues that the cosmos has made itself the way it is, stretching backward in time to the very beginning to focus […]
Here are two multiple choice questions, but you must not look at the second question before answering the first. 1. What makes a theory a religious theory? A. The theory incorporates religious premises. B. Proponents of the theory are religious people. C. The theory mandates certain types of solutions. D. The theory allows for all […]
Some have claimed that swine flu is evidence of evolution. If so, it is not evidence of Darwinian evolution (natural selection acting on random mutation produces intricate structures), which is the money shot in the current government funded system. Flu viruses swap genes, which is easy for them because it’s not even clear that they […]
This book is based on THE NATURE OF NATURE conference that Bruce Gordon and I put together at Baylor back in 2000 (for the conference and the Polanyi Center that hosted it, go here). The book is now listed at Amazon. Note that it will be out February 2010 (not 2009 as listed) and will […]
In her recent paper, The Non-epistemology of Intelligent Design: Its Implications for Public Policy, evolutionary philosopher Barbara Forrest states that science must be restricted to natural phenomena. In its investigations, science must restrict itself to a naturalistic methodology, where explanations must be strictly naturalistic, dealing with phenomena that are strictly natural. Aside from rare exceptions […]