Atheism Darwinism Intelligent Design Philosophy Religion Science

The New ‘Two Cultures’ Problem: Theological Illiteracy of the Atheological

In 1959, the physicist-novelist-UK science policy advisor CP Snow gave his famous Rede Lecture at Cambridge, where he canonized ‘the two cultures’ , a long-standing and — to his mind at least — increasing distinction between the mindsets of those trained in the ‘arts’ (i.e. humanities, social sciences) and the ‘sciences’ (i.e. natural sciences, engineering). Read More…

Intelligent Design

He said it: Michael Behe on the endless moving of goalposts

[O]ne needs to relax Darwin’s criterion from this: “If it could be demonstrated that any complex organ existed which could not possibly have been formed by numerous, successive, slight modifications, my theory would absolutely break down.” to something like this: If a complex organ exists which seems very unlikely to have been produced by numerous, Read More…

Darwinism

He said it: Wait, shut up, believe, pay, wait, shut up, believe, pay, four easy steps …

Phillip [Johnson] is absolutely right that the evidence for the big transformations in evolution are not there in the fossil record – it’s always good to point this out. It’s difficult to explore a billion-year-old fossil record. Be patient! – William Provine, evolutionary biologist, Cornell University* – * quoted in Michael Powell, “Doubting Rationalist: ‘Intelligent Read More…

Biology Darwinism

He said it: As a butcher eyes a sheep, so the Darwinists eyed paleontologist Steve Gould (1941-2002)?

David Berlinski recalls Gould’s tetchy relationship with the iron rice bowls of the Darwin establishment: Of course, if the fossil record does not fit the theory, it is always possible to adjust the theory to fit the record. In science, an enterprising theoretician has several degrees of freedom within which to maneuver before the referee Read More…