Philosophy posts

Information is the new Aristotelianism (and Dawkins is a hylomorphist)

In seeking tales and informations [Henry VIII, Act V, scene 3] For some time now* I have had problems with ...
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Book review: Understanding Evolution

I posted this on Panda’s Thumb, but I thought I would repeat it here. I occasionally get books for review ...
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Survey: What does “Darwinism” mean?

Following on from the last post, I thought I’d do an unscientific self-selected survey on what “Darwinism” means. Please take ...
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Closet Darwinism, and definitions

Every so often, somebody makes the case that “Darwinism”, “Darwinist” and “Darwinian”, being the generic noun, the individual term, and ...
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When we went wrong

Paul Keating, prime minister of Australia (1991–1996). Image from The Punch. There’s a lot of internetz about how current governments ...
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Accommodating Science: Neurobiology and the mind 1

[This is part of the as yet unfinished section of the “Which Science? chapter.] The argument over evolution versus intelligent ...
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Bastardry: On protest and on fascism

Outside the State Parliament in Spring Street Melbourne. I attended the March in March protest against the current government of ...
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Accommodating Science overview

I have done quite a lot of blogging under this heading lately so I thought it might be useful to ...
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Accommodating Science: the backfire effect, and conclusion

[This is the final section of the book. I will return to the section on neurobiology and religion later.] The ...
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Accommodating science: Strategy

[This is part of the final chapter. It is unfinished, but I have to move on to some other activities, ...
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Accommodating science: Faith and reason

[This is the penultimate chapter. I can’t be bothered trying to get the references or footnotes included in the posts, ...
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Accommodating science: Evolution and change

Robert J. Berry is a geneticist at University College London. He is also an evangelical Christian and has written a ...
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Accommodating science: Geology and Time

Some religions have no real view of history, while others hold to some kind of eternal cycle, but the western ...
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Accommodating science: Astronomy

If science and religion do conflict, what are the points of conflict that have occurred? These tend to have arisen ...
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Carroll v. Craig – a telling comment

Sean Carroll just debated William Lane Craig. In his summing up, Sean wrote In terms of style, from my perspective ...
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Accommodating Science: Unpicking the arguments

So given that it is not entirely clear what religion is, or even what science is, it would help if ...
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Accommodating Science: What is the problem?

[As I write the first draft of my accommodationism book, I will post chapters here under the Category “Accommodationism”. Here ...
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Undefining religion

[This will be a series of posts based on a book I am writing – see last post] When anthropologists ...
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Can Religion Accommodate Science?

Recent posts and stuff online has led me to suspect it would be worthwhile my writing a book on this ...
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Degrees of religion

Larry Moran quotes Jason Rosenhouse disputing Phil Plait: So, after all, that, let us return to Plait’s argument. He tells us ...
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