Where’s that coffee mug got to? In “Does Capitalism Need Intelligent Design?” (Applied Intelligent Design, July 9, 2012), Eric Holloway asks,
What is the nature of wealth, bounded or unbounded? Within the modern paradigm of materialism, the answer must be bounded. Matter abides by strict conservation laws, and while resources may get shuffled around, there is no such concept of “creation.” As such, within a materialistic worldview, the most just economy is a centralized economy. Therefore, capitalism is unjustified within a materialistic worldview.
On the other hand, if we adopt a worldview that includes intelligent design, then creation becomes a live option. We gain the metaphysical possibility of wealth generation. How so? According to ID, intelligent agents are defined by their ability to originate
information, not merely pass it from one location to another. Consequently, it is only within an ID friendly worldview that capitalism gains the necessary metaphysical properties to make sense
of an decentralized economic model based on wealth creation.
A it happens, Uncommon Descent is a bleedin’ charity (just a few people who gather and disseminate news n’ views on the design controversies). We missed out on the supposed wealth of the Discovery Institute.
No really, there is an atheist philosopher in Toronto who honestly believes and disseminates that about the Discovery Institute. Gawrsh.
See also: When the Darwin lobby were kids, they ere so poor, they had to …
Oh, here it is. Cold now: