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Archive of posts published in the category: Philosophy

Its All About the Evidence…Evidently!

In many discussions across the blogoshere about the existence of God or supernatural entities, the claim is often made that there’s no reason to think that such things exist because there simply is “no evidence”. Those who do think such entities exist are…

Methodological Naturalism: Is it Necessary for Science?

I’ve recently had the “privilege” of discussing some of the implications of so-called methodological naturalism (MN) on one or two blogs. For Darwinists, especially Darwinists who take philosophical naturalism (PN) as true, MN is an absolute necessity for scientific practice. Thus MN becomes…

Intellectually Fulfilled Theism

Isn’t it interesting that 19th century (the great “death of God” era) Darwinian “science” made it possible for Dawkins to become an intellectually fulfilled atheist, but that late 20th century science has made faith and theism more rational and reasonable than ever before…

ID, Darwinism, and Divine/Fallen Human Uniqueness

Dear Teleological Folks, I posted the following over at UncommonDescent.com but it is undoubtedly long lost in the comments. I thought it might be of interest here. As some of you may know, I used to be a militant, Dawkins-style atheist. All that…

Science and Reality

Stephen Jones has a very interesting post here.  Just one snippet that I found quite interesting: “Let us begin with a crucial point. The laws of science are not inviolable. They represent a constantly changing logical complex, changing from decade to decade, and…

Philosophy First Science

Sal’s recent OP about setting up a YC discussion blog got me thinking about the influence and role that philosophical presuppositions play in how one views science and scientific findings, or even in how one defines what science is. As I follow discussion…

Richard Dawkins Gives Humility Lessons

In a howling funny ironic letter to the editor of the London Times our favorite foil Richard Dawkins tries to commit humility while accusing theologian Alistari McGrath of hubris and dogamtism. After picking myself up off the floor where I was rolling in…

SNIP SNIP If You Disagree With Dawkins

As if we needed any more evidence of just how disingenuous Richard Dawkins is, check out this little tidbit I got from a friend of mine. Richard Dawkins: 4 December 2006 Richard Dawkins You Ask The Questions Question: Why have you not engaged…

Intellectual Barbarians

Over at UD Francis Backwith said: No longer can we assume that our most accomplished scholars in a particular field are truly educated, that they are able to understand and communicate in an even rudimentary way the most important questions with which their…

Science and Revelation: a Working Relationship

Few thoughts by Leonard R. Brand on relationship between science and religion, which I think, is quite relevant at present. I would appreciate your comments? With Christianity there are many different attitudes toward the authority of the Scriptures, but this paper is built…