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New Book: The Intelligent Design Debate and the Temptation of Scientism


We have been talking a bit about Rope Kojonen this last week, with his presentation at the AM-Nat conference and his recent paper on methodological naturalism in the International Journal for Philosophy of Religion. Now he has a new book out covering a philosophical perspective on the Intelligent Design debate.

The book, The Intelligent Design Debate and the Temptation of Scientism, covers a middle ground between ID and anti-ID positions. Dr. Kojonen is a proponent of methodological naturalism, but believes that such naturalism does not have a unique claim on knowledge. Kojonen argues that all sides employ unspoken theological claims, and that an epistemological pluralism obviates the need to avoid using these in argumentation.

Hi johnny. I know I'm nagging, but perhaps you didn't see my reply to your post on your talk, at https://uncommondesc.wpengine.com/intelligent-design/describable-but-not-predictable-modeling-non-naturalistic-causation/. My two main points were that your demarcation for naturalism as describable but not predictable is not a good demarcation, especially in light of chaos theory, and that your talk really said nothing about what non-natural causation might be, what it's qualities might be, and how any mathematics might model it. I won't bring this up again, and I'll understand if you don't want to discuss this, but at least I'm pretty sure that now you will have seen that my response to you exists. jdk
Great another author recognizes the ID etc debate as important in our times. There is an audience for it and its the future. Robert Byers

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