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He said it: Steve Fuller on theistic evolution and the Darwinian challenge – Francis Collins edition

Warwick U’s Steve Fuller, author of Dissent over Descent (2008): Our first witness is the poster boy Francis Collins, the born-again Christian who led the US National Institutes of Health’s drive to map the human genome. His recent bestseller, The Language of God, recounts how his bohemian upbringing resulted in a spiritual emptiness that only […]

Intelligent Design

When Jane Science met Joe Politics, guess which one got corrupted?

At Townhall, Jonah Goldberg analyzes the recent “Cooling on Global Warming”: Why has climate change lost its oomph? Plumer lays out some of the reasons, though he minimizes the damage greens have inflicted on their own credibility thanks to the 2009 Climategate email scandal and wildly overstated predictions. For instance, the United Nations predicted there would […]

Darwinism Intelligent Design Philosophy

From The Nature of Nature – Ethics as illusion put in place by natural selection?

In The Nature of Nature , Darwinian philosopher Michael Ruse offers us his take on ethics: “Ethics is an illusion put in place by natural selection to make us good cooperators.” (—Michael Ruse and Edward O. Wilson, 1985), p. 855) Wilson has since dropped off this vine, so let’s just go with Ruse: What kind of […]

Darwinism Philosophy Science

He said it: Good explanations are “the source of all progress”

In “Why science is the source of all progress,” (New Scientist, 26 April 2011), Oxford quantum computation expert David Deutsch explains, Solutions always reveal new problems. So one must also always seek a better hard-to-vary explanation. That, at its heart, is the scientific method. As Richard Feynman remarked: “Science is what we have learned about […]

Extraterrestrial life

Breaking: SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) has suspended operations “due to lack of funding”

Here. (CNN) — Interstellar radio has lost one of its most avid and high-profile listeners.A collection of sophisticated radio telescopes in California that scan the heavens for extraterrestrial signals has suspended operations because of lack of funding, a spokeswoman said Monday. The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence Institute operates the Allen Telescope Array, the field of […]

Atheism Intelligent Design

If anyone wonders what new (or “gnu”, as some prefer) atheist Darwinists think of Christian Darwinists …

…  here’s Jerry Coyne on Giberson and Collins’ Biologos: Finally, Uncle Karl [Giberson] and Francis Collins have a new book! It’s called The Language of Science and Faith (the subtitle is Straight Answers to Genuine Questions), and appears to be based largely on the “frequently asked questions” section of BioLogos. Now Collins wasn’t supposed to […]