Intelligent Design science education

Parents questioning curricula? Must be “anti-science” at work

From Maria Gallucci at Mashable: Florida residents can now challenge how climate change, evolution are taught in school Florida’s statute is one of 13 measures proposed this year that the National Council for Science Education considers to be “anti-science,” the Washington Post recently noted. Alabama and Indiana, for instance, both adopted non-binding resolutions to promote […]

Creationism Naturalism Philosophy

Another tale of the tone deaf: Creationism and naturalism are both wrong

From Thomas E. Elliott at Acta Cogitate (Eastern Michigan University): Abstract: The cultural debate about Creationism contra evolution by natural selection may be far from over, but the logic underlying it is settled. Creationism is ill-suited to take the place of methodological naturalism for the investigation of biology. In this paper, I survey how philosopher Elliott […]

Intelligent Design

Why the “Naturalism” Part of “Methodological Naturalism” is Both Misleading and Unnecessary

As far as the practice of science is concerned, is there a practical difference between assuming the probability that a miracle will not occur is 1.00 and assuming the probability that a miracle will not occur is 0.9999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999999? Tom Gilson addresses this question in his contribution to Naturalism and Its Alternatives in Scientific Methodologies in […]

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More tales of the tone deaf: Catholic intellectuals who say that Thomas Aquinas would not have supported ID

From Robert Larmer at Sophia: Contemporary Thomists, by and large, have been very critical of the intelligent design movement. Their criticism raises two important issues; the first being whether such criticism is well-founded, the second being whether it is consistent with the views of St. Thomas, from whom they claim to take their direction. I […]

Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design

Movie nite: Tom Bethell says there is no evidence for evolution

How would you argue against the author of Darwin’s House of Cards: A Journalist’s Odyssey Through the Darwin Debates? Throughout his career as a journalist, Tom Bethell interviewed some of science’s top thinkers and discovered deep flaws in evolutionary thinking. In this documentary, Iconoclast, as well as his book, Darwin’s House of Cards, he reflects […]

Informatics

Who thinks Introduction to Evolutionary Informatics should be on your summer reading list?

Robert Marks sends these endorsements for Evolutionary Informatics: (Note: It is surprisingly easy to read.) ··············· “An honest attempt to discuss what few people seem to realize is an important problem. Thought provoking!” Gregory Chaitin, Ph.D. Professor, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro Eponyms: Kolmogorov-Chaitin-Solomonov Information Theory Chaitin’s Number Chaitin’s algorithm Author of:The Unknowable Meta […]

Darwinism Evolution science education

More tone-deafness: How to force Darwinism down people’s throats

From Amanda L. Glaze at Researchgate: Divided we fall: the evolution “controversy” as a driver for rethinking science education The present study demonstrates that university students across the United States, including science and education majors, harbor similar misunderstandings of the nature and practice of science as a discipline and way of knowing, inadequate levels of […]

Fine tuning Intelligent Design

Does the argument for fine-tuning of the universe confirm the multiverse hypothesis?

From Peter Fisher Epstein at Philosophy of Science: Abstract. According to the Fine-Tuning Argument (FTA), the existence of life in our universe confirms the Multiverse Hypothesis (HM). A standard objection to FTA is that it violates the Requirement of Total Evidence (RTE). I argue that RTE should be rejected in favor of the Predesignation Requirement, according […]