If you still think science can’t get “woke” (and croak), author and retired psychiatrist Theodore Dalrymple would ask you to consider the NEJM
Sorry, Manuel. Evolutionary psychologists have “seen through” empathy, etc. It is all just a way to spread our selfish genes. If there is no Out There out there, there is no reason to prefer one morality over another except as a personal preference or political calculation.
A usually gentle reader writes to say, “If these flappers had any real courage of conviction, they would print sets of every one of the papers and proceed to tear them in half at press conferences, AAAS and Royal Society meetings, on BioLogos videos, etc. Come on Bill Nye! Richard Dawkins! Jerry Coyne! There must be grants for that sort of thing. Templeton? The bar for truth-telling in the public square has been dramatically raised this week.”
You know, of course, that Brazil is suddenly drowning in ignorance and superstition now that an ID sympathizer has been appointed to head up a higher ed program assessing U standards.
The research group can iterate in the greatest detail all the examples of the perfect timing throughout nature, via exquisitely designed controls, but dogma requires them to insist that it is all just an accident. A question arises: Will that requirement become a conceptual handicap?
We miss the New Atheists. They made absolutely everyone else look so sane and reasonable.
He wants to and he tried to—at a speaking engagement at Williams U. But if he is a meat puppet, well, …
It’s almost as if the universe were governed by mathematical laws designed from outside itself. But we aren’t allowed to conclude that, of course.
But doesn’t a multiverse cosmologist like Sean Carroll get to pick and choose the reality he prefers from an infinite variety? Who says there is only one reality, the one he doesn’t like?
He says what everyone pretty much knows about why serious socialism leads to mass death but he uses the Trolley Problem in Ethics 101 as an image.
Because, says computer scientist and philosopher Bernardo Kastrup, the materialism they are committed to makes no sense and that’s the best they can do
If human intelligence is an accidental outcropping of the animal world, a sufficiently diligent researcher may expect to find the same intelligence in many other animals. But, so the argument runs, we are too prejudiced to see it.
Neurosurgeon Michael Egnor, who knows some details about the brain, responds: What is most remarkable about these patients is that after the surgery they are unaffected in everyday life, except for the diminished seizures.
In 2012, Italian theoretical biologist Marcello Barbieri resigned as editor of the journal Biosemiotics because he felt that research in this area had become unscientific.
Can you imagine that years ago? But the fact is, materialists are out of ideas about consciousness and don’t know where to go.