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Nelson vs. Sarkar debate tonight at UTAustin

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Sahotra Sarkar (Departments of Philosophy and Integrative Biology at the University of Texas-Austin) will be debating Paul Nelson (Discovery Institute and Biola University) tonight at UT-Austin, in an event organized by the Undergraduate Philosophy Association there. The proposition for discussion is “Can the evolution of life on earth be explained by purely natural processes?” Thursday, March 9, 2006 7:30 PM, UTC 2.112A. Paul Nelson’s discussion paper is available here [link to pdf].

7 Replies to “Nelson vs. Sarkar debate tonight at UTAustin

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    sam72 says:

    Do you know if it’s going to be recorded and where w’ll be able to hear it if it does get recorded?

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    jaredl says:

    Here’s where I am confused. Has there ever been an adequate response from the *cough* naturalistic community to the issues raised by Dembski (TDR, NFL, S:TPTSI, etc) or the issues raised in this paper that don’t come down to “I don’t like your theology”?

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    Teddy says:

    How did the debate go?

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    johnnyb says:

    TDR = The Design Revolution
    NFL = No Free Lunch
    S:TPTSI = ???

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    jaredl says:

    Specification: the pattern that signifies intelligence. Here:

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    woody says:


    S:TPTSI = Specification: The Pattern that Signifies Intelligence.

    Not a book, but a paper available on Dembski’s website at


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    Doug says:

    So any word on the debate yet?

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