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Will Albert Mohler Be Tapped by Sarah Palin as One of Her Science Advisors?

With regard to the universe’s appearance of vast age, Albert Mohler, President of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky, offers this curious argument: The universe looks old because the creator made it whole. When he made Adam,  Adam was … Continue reading

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Strict Materialism, Intelligent Design, and a Potential Crime Scene (by Way of Analogy)

Barry Arrington is an intelligent design advocate, and he recently offered a detective analogy for thinking about the tensions between strict materialists and intelligent design advocates. His analogy seems pretty sound to me. Imagine a scene where someone is killed … Continue reading

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Does Science Lead to Atheism?

See the Panda’s Thumb’s take on this question here.

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A 19th Century Attempt to Make Peace Between Religion and Science: Philosopher Herbert Spencer’s “First Principles” (1862)

Just three years after the publication of Charles Darwin’s Origin of Species (1859), the British philosopher Herbert Spencer, in Part 1 of his First Principles, sought to make a truce between science and religion. His attempt began with this rather beautiful, open-minded, and calm appeal: … Continue reading

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Is Evolution a Frog-to-Prince Fairytale Fit Only for Nursery Children?

Given that most people do not have advanced degrees in mathematics or the sciences, debates and discussions surrounding evolution and creationism appear in the public square in the form of competing metaphors, similes, and extended analogies. In other words, we use … Continue reading

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Evolution v. Creation Metaphor Watch: Is Darwin’s “Struggle for Existence” Economic Malthusianism Writ Large?

Given that most people do not have advanced degrees in mathematics or the sciences, debates and discussions surrounding evolution and creationism appear in the public square in the form of competing metaphors, similes, and extended analogies. In other words, we use … Continue reading

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