ID Foundations Logic and First Principles of right reason Philosophy science education Science, Mathematics, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology Science, worldview issues/foundations and society Stirring the pot (tentative thoughts/explorations)

Stirring the Pot, 3a: Responding to G2’s dismissal of philosophy at UD by highlighting the scientific significance of first principles of right reason and corollaries, including those tied to cause and effect . . .

G2 has made an objection at 45 in the STP 3 thread on how UD is a philosophy-theology site, and how he sees no science advances. I think it worth the whole to highlight a response, as a headlined post supportive to the STP 3 thread; of course with the added features such as images. Read More…

Intelligent Design

KF: Darwinists, not ID Proponents, Have Minds Clamped Tightly Shut.

This exchange between lastyearon, KF and Eric Anderson is too delish to leave in a combox: LASTYEARON: What the ID proponents (specifically Eric Anderson and KD) are saying is that evolution isn’t science because it lacks sufficient detail at the molecular level. In order for them to accept that the eye evolved by accident (which Read More…

ID Foundations Logic and First Principles of right reason Science, worldview issues/foundations and society Stirring the pot (tentative thoughts/explorations)

Stirring the Pot, 3: What about the so-called Laws of Thought/First Principles of Right Reason?

Cf follow up on laws of thought including cause, here In our day, it is common to see the so-called Laws of Thought or First Principles of Right Reason challenged or dismissed. As a rule, design thinkers strongly tend to reject this common trend, including when it is claimed to be anchored in quantum theory. Read More…

Intelligent Design

The Evolution of an Explanation of a Small-Headed Sea Snake

I once debated an evolution professor who explained that evolution has tremendous explanatory power. But what exactly does this mean, and is it a good thing? Everyone knows that evolution explains that the species evolved gradually, but for new forms appearing abruptly in the fossil record evolution explains that the species evolved rapidly. Likewise, evolution Read More…

Intelligent Design

Could the eye have evolved by natural selection in a geological blink?

It is commonly believed that Dr. Dan-Eric Nilsson and Dr. Susanne Pelger of Lund University in Sweden demonstrated in a scientific paper written back in 1994 that a fully-developed vertebrate eye could have developed from a simple light-sensitive spot by a process of unguided natural selection, in “less than 364,000 years.” That, at any rate, Read More…

Biology Chemistry Complex Specified Information Darwinism Evolution Evolutionary biology Human evolution Mind Origin Of Life

Why on Earth would a layman accept Darwinistic claims?

First, by “Darwinistic” I mean “atheistic-materialist neo-Darwinist”, which includes the view that even the origin of life can be explained by reference to chance and natural law. As Alan Fox points out, many of those here are “laymen” when it comes to evolutionary biology.  Most of us are not specifically schooled or trained in that Read More…

Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization ID Foundations

Who really understands what an island of function is or is not?

Earlier today, I decided to check back at TSZ, to see if they have recovered from the recent regrettable hack attack. They are back up, at least in part. The following however, caught my eye: Intelligent design proponents make a negative argument for design.  According to them, the complexity and diversity of life cannot be Read More…