Speaking of T. Ryan Gregory and Natural Selection, here’s an interesting post on evolution and predictions, but even more interesting, the polite discussion that follows in the comment thread.
Forget Paley, Indeed Apropos the Coyne/Manzi debate, Ed Feser weighs in on teleology with some spirited and quite understandable exasperation with the way so many on both sides fail to understand Aquinas: Let me make some general remarks about what the A-T [Aristotelian – Thomist] tradition does mean, then, before coming back to One Brow’s… Continue reading
Interesting review of a new biography of author William Golding.
Charles Krauthammer remembers Irving Kristol: Having had the undeserved good fortune of knowing him during his 21-year sojourn in Washington, I can testify to something lesser known: his extraordinary equanimity. His temperament was marked by a total lack of rancor. Angst, bitterness and anguish were alien to him. That, of course, made him unusual among… Continue reading
Fascinating look at the attempt to make evolution…go backward. Since the late 19th century, evolutionary biologists have debated whether evolution can go in reverse. If not, then evolution may depend on more than just natural selection. Multiple evolutionary paths could be possible through small chance events. It hasn’t been easy to examine reversibility. Previous studies… Continue reading