David Tyler has a background in physics (BSc and MSc) and a career that has led him into management (PhD). He had 8 years experience in applied research followed by other industrial experiences. As a UK academic, he is involved in teaching and research. He seeks to counter ideologies that seek to confine Christianity to personal, private and subjective spheres of life. Science is not a value-free platform for the development of knowledge, but a human activity that is built on metaphysics that scientists bring to their work. These issues are explored in his current literature blogs at Access Research Network.
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Are 72% of biology teachers hindering scientific literacy in the US?

Some have described the survey as shocking. The authors of the report are gloomy about their findings. The perceived problem is this: evolutionists have won court cases bearing on the teaching of evolution in schools; state curricular standards have been revised to reinforce the status of evolutionary theory in biology – but despite all this, Read More…

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Angiosperm diversity not explained by Darwinism

A key concept for Darwinism is adaptation. Traits are identified that confer survival and reproduction advantages to an organism. These traits are supposed to experience selection pressures that drive adaptive change and speciation. Consequently, traits are of central importance for theories of evoplutionary transformation, as is also time. However, when contemplating the flowering plants, even Read More…

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Hawking’s Grand Design – but is it science?

Stephen Hawking has achieved the status of ‘celebrity scientist’. He writes books that sell well and has both presented and performed in television series. His latest book, The Grand Design, co-authored with Leonard Mlodinow, has been reviewed widely by both popular press and scientific journals. According to Michael Turner, who wrote the Nature review, these Read More…

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Are machine-information metaphors bad for science?

According to Massimo Pigliucci and Maarten Boudry, the widespread use of machine-information metaphors is unfortunate and misleading. They complain about textbooks that develop metaphors to a considerable level of detail. As an example, they cite Alberts, who is often quoted for his analogy between a cell and a “miniature factory, complete with assembly lines, messengers, Read More…