Evolution Global Warming Science

Evolution and Global Warming: Some Underexamined Parallels

It’s pedantic to point out, but it still must be said: What motivates most people to get others to “accept AGW” or “accept (Darwinian) evolution” has little to nothing to do with knowledge itself, and far more to do with the actions they hope such a belief will prompt. In the AGW case, the point isn’t to teach others some useful, inert fact like “beavers mate for life”, much less to make people have a firmer grasp of science in general – the express hope is that if someone accepts AGW, they will therefore accept and support specific policies ostensibly meant to combat AGW.

Darwinism Design inference Philosophy Religion

Did Darwin Undercut All Paley-Style Arguments?

Recently at Prosblogion, philosopher Alexander Pruss started a conversation off with the following: Classic Paley-style design arguments go like this: There is some complex biological feature C which is such that 1. God would have good reason to produce C, and 2. C is extremely unlikely to occur through a random combination of elements. It Read More…