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Martin Cothran in ENV on Sam Harris’ struggles with responsible freedom

As I ponder the ongoing debates over and consequences of a priori evolutionary materialism (especially when dressed up in the lab coat) I am more and more led to think that the issue of responsible freedom tied to rationality and to our inescapably being under moral government is utterly pivotal. An excellent place to begin Read More…

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Science writer Matt Ridley shares concern re climate wars

Further to churches getting sucked into the politicized climate change controversy, chewed up, and spit out: English science journalist Matt Ridley assesses the damage done to science by the frankly political climate science wars here at Quadrant: For much of my life I have been a science writer. That means I eavesdrop on what’s going on Read More…

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Guardian: Is science policy a theological matter?

Closing off our religion coverage for the week: Further to Pope Francis’ adviser is a science pantheist? (And this in an age when the human mind is widely regarded among the intelligentsia as an illusion, shaped for fitness, not for truth), The Guardian asks, Is science policy a theological matter? The Encyclical Letter Laudato Si’ Read More…

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Pope Francis’ adviser is a science pantheist?

Odd that: Strange, then, that a self-professed atheist and scientific advisor to the Vatican named Hans Schellnhuber appears to believe in a Mother Earth. … In the Gaia Principle, Mother Earth is alive, and even, some think, aware in some ill-defined, mystical way. The Earth knows man and his activities and, frankly, isn’t too happy Read More…

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What role did “evolution” play in Dylann Roof’s motives?

Readers will long be haunted by the memory of the 21-year-old gunman who opened fire earlier this month in a historic, mainly African American church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine. David Klinghoffer, at Evolution News & Views, offers the following: Dylann Roof’s apparent “manifesto” deals a little with themes of pseudo-scientific racism: Negroes have Read More…

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ID community moves ahead in Brazil

Pos-Darwinista writes to say, We have established the Intelligent Design Brazilian Society – TDI Brasil, and our president, Marcos Nogueira Eberlin, a biochemistry professor at Unicamp, Campinas, Sao Paulo, where he heads the ThoMSon Mass Spectometry Laboratory, is a member of the Academia Brasileira de Ciências (Brazilian Academy of Sciences) But is he Darwin’s followers’ Read More…

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Kirk Durston: Information decrease falsifies essential Darwinian prediction

From Kirk Durston, Mounting evidence that the digital information that encodes all of life is steadily degrading, falsifies a key prediction of the theory of neo-Darwinian macroevolution and verifies a prediction of intelligent design science. Longer: I was struck, but not surprised, by a statement made a few days ago by Neil Turok, Director of Read More…