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Excerpts from biologist Wayne Rossiter’s new book contra theistic evolution

Waynesburg University (Pennsylvania) biology prof Rossiter offers excerpts from In the Shadow of Oz:   So what exactly is being espoused by the theistic evolution camp? Before we start to offer thumbnail sketches, we can more basically describe this view as an attempt to unify theism and evolutionary mechanisms. Most readers will interpret this as a marriage between Read More…

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Methodological naturalism: Darwin’s sucker punch

From Steve Meyer, author of Darwin’s Doubt, The discovery of digital code, hierarchically-organized information processing systems, and functionally-integrated complex circuits and nano-machinery would in any other realm of experience immediately and properly trigger an awareness of the prior activity of a designing intelligence — precisely because of what we know from experience about what it Read More…

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Fundies and new atheists have a secret sympathy?

Recently, we looked at open theology in connection with the work of one-tme BioLogian Karl Giberson. “The Secret Sympathy: New Atheism, Protestant Fundamentalism, and Evolution” by Liam Jerrold Fraser for an argument for similarlity, from the open theology perspective: Abstract: In spite of the apparent differences between the two, a number of commentators have suggested Read More…

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Does Karl Giberson represent the new face of American evangelicals, “accepting” Darwin?

As some might hope? Where would that leave evangelicals now that Darwin is being re-evaluated in so many other places? Dragging in here late, with the last of the religion coverage for the week: Further to: “Karl Giberson? But at this point who cares what Darwin’s Christian huffs at Huffpo? (We all rate a better Read More…

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Karl Giberson? But at this point who cares what Darwin’s Christian huffs at Huffpo?

Recently, Karl Giberson, author of Saving Darwin and former BioLogian, claimed the following in the Huffington Post, about the Seattle-based Discovery Institute: In their minds the possibility that the earth is 10,000 years old is an open question, even though geologists settled that one in the 18th century. They still think that Adam and Eve Read More…

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Why Christian Darwinism is a dead duck

Along with anyone who buys into it. Someone brown-bagged me the Canadian Christians in Science publication, Perspectives’s review of William Dembski’s Being as Communion. That took me back a ways. To the days when I used to listen to those clever people, and their immense betrayal of basic principles: Like it matters whether human beings 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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The science vs. religion warfare thesis is a modern atheist invention

With a lot of help from Christians for Darwin (This story should have run yesterday, but Father’s Day took priority.) A reader writes to remind us of a recent book, doubtless forgotten in the current silly season of new atheist claims, a Pulitzer-winning history of America during the period 1815-1848 by Daniel Walker Howe, What Read More…

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Metaphysical naturalism is total failure

But many Christians in science do not seemingly want to confront that fact. Can they not face the ensuing responsibilities? Further to “How BioLogos describes the intelligent design community, commenter Ted Davis, a Biologian, replies (he follows up with a challenge for yer news hack, as per below): I’ll follow it with a second question Read More…

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Further to “How BioLogos describes the intelligent design community, commenter Ted Davis, a Biologian, replies:

Further to “How BioLogos describes the intelligent design community, commenter Ted Davis, a Biologian, replies: I know everyone at BL and hundreds of ASA members, and I can never recall any one of them endorsing metaphysical naturalism. Not one. In every single case, if Denyse were to ask someone ” whether scientific explanations require metaphysical Read More…

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How BioLogos describes the intelligent design community …

BioLogos, we are informed, is holding a meet right near an American Scientific Affiliation conference. Funded by Templeton millions, it claims: In contrast to EC, YEC, and OEC, Intelligent Design(ID) does not explicitly align itself with Christianity. It claims that the existence of an intelligent cause of the universe and of the development of life Read More…

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Darwin’s Christians on the Cambrian explosion: The God they worship wouldn’t do it that way!

Readers may vaguely recall: If anyone cares, Biologos (Christians for Darwin) will now actually review Darwin’s Doubt, which shows why the Cambrian explosion can’t be explained by the theory that guides their lives and work. Author Steve Meyer responds to their attempts to defend Darwinian naturalism here: In any case, it is not at all Read More…