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Tag Archives: william dembski
At Evolution News and Views, IDer William Dembski reflects on the problem of explanatory continuity: Science is not merely about discovering continuities in nature that can be described by a seamless naturalistic story. Sure, areas of science are like that. … Continue reading
At Panda’s Thumb Jack Krebs has an interesting post on the famous IDer, William Dembski, and his apparent drift towards belief in young earth creationism, including the idea that Noah’s Flood was a global historical event. Krebs, for example, quotes William Dembski recently … Continue reading
Evolution v. Creation Watch: The Cambrian Explosion (545 Million Years Ago), the Cambridge Explosion (1869), and Natural Selection Replaced by the Eschaton?
Here is a depiction of the HMS Cambridge firing a torpedo (Illustrated London News, 1869): And here’s a fossil from the Cambrian explosion (image source: Wikipedia). . And here’s my question: does the Cambrian explosion (the relatively sudden appearance of … Continue reading
One more thought on William Dembski’s recently published idea of “backward causation,” a term that he designates for salvaging the idea that death really did come into the world by the sin of Adam and Eve. Would you propose such a thing, … Continue reading
William Dembski’s Desperate Ad Hoc Move to Salvage Monotheism’s “Death Came into the World by Adam and Eve” Doctrine
There are few examples of ad hoc argumentation better than the one contained in William Dembski’s recent book, The End of Christianity. It is here that Dembski attempts to save a failed hypothesis—death came into the world by Adam and Eve’s sin—with this argument: … Continue reading
I think that these two questions, when answered with two yeses, represent the thrust of what Intelligent Design proponents are up to in their critiques of evolution, as William Dembski recently (and concisely) stated at his blog: The theory [of evolution] purports … Continue reading
UPDATE (May 27, 2010): I’ve left my below orignal blog post alone, unedited, from last year. I wrote it in a mood of annoyance. I felt that Coyne was being cruel to people—and name calling—and I responded in kind. I don’t think … Continue reading
ID proponent, William Dembski, at his blog Uncommon Descent, announced that he has a book coming out (perhaps as early as September) that will respond to the confidence atheists. Here’s what he says about it: “My book The End of Christianity: Finding a Good … Continue reading