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Door Number Two: The existence of evil is the Most Powerful Argument

In my previous post I discussed David Barash’s op-ed piece in the New York Timesreviewing the usual religious beliefs that motivate evolutionary thinking. Barash’s piece is not peculiar, it is standard evolutionary reasoning. For instance, another evolution professor, Jerry Coyne, responded today, in support of Barash’s arguments. Coyne explains that he agrees with Barash “100%” and […]

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Evolution Professor: Every Year I Give My Students “The Talk”

Well it’s fall again and the beginning of a new school year. That means evolution professors will be warming up their religious indoctrination messages for their unsuspecting students. A cynical and unfair criticism? No, actually, metaphysical and value-laden messages, sometimes explicit and sometimes implicit, are rampant in the life sciences. In fact evolutionists are certain […]

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Trying Hard to Be Charitable

AVS writes concerning the comparison between human codes/languages and the biological translation system: Do you not see how superficial your comparison is between the biological translation system and human codes and languages? Yes all these systems have a “code” of some sort that translates into “meaning,” but once you start digging deeper into the biological […]

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Workshop on Scientific Imperialism

Don’t miss the Workshop on Scientific Imperialism in Helsinki next April where attendees will consider whether “conventions and procedures of one discipline or field are imposed on other fields, or more weakly when a scientific discipline seeks to explain phenomena that are traditionally considered proper of another discipline’s domain.” Keynote Speaker Stephen Downes will ask  “Is the […]