It’s the Moon, Stupid

The natural world has a goal-directedness to it.  There is an element of purpose.  This is what is meant by the word “teleological,” a word used by philosophers for centuries to describe the apparent purposefulness of material things. Getting to a full understanding of teleology takes some ramping up in the form of understanding Aristotle’s final causes, […]

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Lane Encroachment

In Science and Anti-science, we looked at two theses.  One:  that exclusion of any possibility of the supernatural is bad science.   Two:  that some atheists depart from science altogether, subverting its principles, by attempting to brand their opponents “anti-science.” An astute comment to that post occasions this expansion of it.  The suggestion is made that theists […]

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Evolution and Atheism

We often skip a step in our thinking about macro-evolution. If the theory is true, we feel, then there must be no God. If we think in such simple terms, then we’ve missed something important. Overwhelming Evidence of Design The strongest advocates of Evolution (capitalized here to signify macro-evolution) agree that the evidence of design […]

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