My review of Stephen C. Meyer’s ‘Darwin’s Doubt’ is up at National Review. It will appear in the Sept. 2nd print edition. Our contemporary debates about evolution are basically an extension of the argument Christians have been having with one another since the Middle Ages, about how much autonomy God granted to the natural world.… Continue reading Selling ‘Doubt’
I know it’s only Monday, but Jason Rosenhouse gets Quote of the Week: If you ask a theistic evolutionist where eyes came from, he will reply that eyes evolved gradually by natural selection, just as scientists say. If you ask him what scientists should be doing differently in their professional lives he will reply that… Continue reading Quote of the Week
James Chastek has a good post on why Cosmic ‘Fine Tuning’ arguments are unsatisfactory: Fine tuning arguments play on one of the great blind-spots of modern thinkers- the muddling of logical and real possibility. The arguments can only swiftly reach a conclusion because we think we can go from imagining things happening in a different… Continue reading The Problem with Fine Tuning…
I’m not sure how long this has been available for viewing online, but a very good debate between Stephen Barr and Michael Behe from this past April on Intelligent Design in the science class. Naturally, I take Barr’s side. I wish they had included the Q/A from the audience members as well.
John West falls afoul of John (catshark) Pieret.