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

FYI-FTR: what about “islands of function” . . . are they for real?

Islands of function in a space of configurations, of course, are used as a metaphor for special zones T, which has been visualised at UD as follows, based on the underlying Mathematics of phase spaces and configuration spaces, using among other inputs, Dembski’s remarks in his No Free Lunch: U/D: A way to visualise the […]

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

FYI-FTR: Plato’s warning on cultural trends of evolutionary materialism, c. 360 BC

2350 years ago, in The Laws, Bk X, Plato gave a sobering warning on the morally and socially corrosive nature of evolutionary materialism and resulting ideologised factions (and by extension, enabling fellow travellers) that the past few days here at UD, sadly, bring back to mind:  >>Ath. . . .[The avant garde philosophers and poets, […]

Intelligent Design

On not using the wrong metaphor: Catholic author Mark Shea attempts to channel Pope Francis

Catholic author Mark Shea has recently written two blog articles (see here and here) in which he attempts to clarify what Pope Francis really meant when he addressed the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on creation and evolution, on October 27. Shea claims that the Catholic Church has been evolution-friendly in its thinking since the time […]

Atheism Darwinist rhetorical tactics Functionally Specified Complex Information & Organization FYI-FTR ID Foundations Science, worldview issues/foundations and society

FYI-FTR: KS’s bomb fizzles by begging the question . . .

I was just challenged to reply to the KS “bomb” claim, and though I am busy, I will pause to note briefly, and will link this FYI-FTR to the thread of discussion where the challenge was made. I think WJM, in his post on the failure of the bomb, ably put his finger on the […]