Next up in our Engineering and Metaphysics series is Thomist physicist and philosopher Alex Sich who gives both enthusiastic support and harsh criticisms to the Intelligent Design project. If I understand his objection correctly, he believes that ID is incorrectly and incoherently mixing categories of knowledge, not making proper distinctions of terms, and confusing univocal and analogous modes of reasoning. His call is for ID’ers to take a deeper look into metaphysics, and have a better understanding of philosophy before engaging in the public dialogue.
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When he references a previous lecture, he is referring to this one.
Pull quote – “I think that one must be literally out of their mind to deny design in nature…to deny the ability to see design in nature is to deny one’s rationality…we, as rational agents, reason to higher immaterial verities based on what we collect…from our sensory knowledge (science)”