Atheism Darwinist rhetorical tactics Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization Science, worldview issues/foundations and society

FTR: Answering ES’ po-mo antics with the semantics of “function”

In recent days, objector ES has been twisting the concept of Wickensian functionally specific information-bearing complex organisation into post-modernist deconstructionist subjectivist pretzels, in order to obfuscate the plain inductive argument at the heart of the design inference and/or explanatory filter. For example, consider these excerpts from the merry go round thread: ES, 41: . . Read More…

Intelligent Design

Answering the Who Designed the Designer Objection Yet Again

In my prior post CalvinsBulldog has some interesting questions, which I address here: Calvin, Thank you for your comments. While ID tries to be comfortably agnostic about the designer, orthodox Christians know that the designer is none other than God I would put the case somewhat differently. I would say orthodox Christians “believe” the designer Read More…

Intelligent Design

On Holding Utterly Contradictory Ideas in Your Head

Preliminary note. This post focuses on william spearshake again, and readers could be excused for wondering whether I am singling him out. Fair question. The fact is that william is a veritable fount of materialist shibboleths, which he spews with apparently gleeful abandon. In short, he has provided me with a rich vein of materialist Read More…

Atheism Darwinist rhetorical tactics Science, worldview issues/foundations and society

Jeff Shallit: “Surely the right analogy is Santa Claus to Jesus Christ. Both are mythical figures . . . ” — spectacular Fail at History 101

I just now noticed the above clip by Mr Shallit, who by making such a sophomoric blunder,  thereby disqualifies himself from being taken seriously. I suggest that he spends a bit over an hour with this 101 level video: [vimeo 17960119] U/D: GeoffR gives  useful link to a Peter Williams Lecture, also: [youtube r5Ylt1pBMm8] U/D Read More…