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“I, Charles Darwin” Interview

“I, Charles Darwin” Interview

This episode of ID the Future is more fun than ever: my friend and former York County neighbor (I moved, he didn't) John Romjue is on the air, talking about I, Charles Darwin, his most imaginative book on what Darwin might say if he returned today. “To confront the thinker with the consequences of his thought,” says the interviewer.

Darwin’s Doubt Available for Pre-Order

Darwin’s Doubt Available for Pre-Order

They say you can’t tell a book by its cover. Not unless you’re Jerry Coyne, that is. He is quite certain that Stephen Meyer’s forthcoming book Darwin’s Doubt is a sellout on the part of publisher HarperCollins: nothing but God-of-the-Gaps. Nice work to be able to tell that kind of thing without having to bother reading it. Reminds me of Meyer’s last book, Signature in the Cell,which was also roundly pummeled by reviewers who hadn’t read it. At least most…

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Postscript to the Series, “Darwin’s Gift?”

Postscript to the Series, “Darwin’s Gift?”

Having written a four-part seriesĀ on Francis Ayala’s Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion, I was already in strong disagreement over what Ayala called a “gift” to religion in Darwinism. Now I’m reading his monograph for the AAAS, “The Difference of Being Human,” and have found even more reason to disagree with him on this. The core of his argument is (1) that the capacity for ethics is a necessary attribute of human nature, and (2) that moral norms are products…

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“Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion” Part 4

“Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion” Part 4

Book Review In this, my fourth and final post on Francisco Ayala’s book Darwin’s Gift to Science and Religion, I wish to examine very briefly his views on knowledge as related to science and religion. I am addressing the same primary audience that he does in his book: believers in God. For the sake of brevity, and because Ayala seems also to have accepted them himself, I am going to work on the basis of two starting assumptions: there is…

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The Darwin-Hitler Question: Reflecting on the Process

The Darwin-Hitler Question: Reflecting on the Process

Before now, the one topic that has drawn forth the most anger on this blog has been homosexuality. Not any more. About 2 1/2 weeks ago I wrote about why the Darwin-Hitler link is so sensitive. I’ve been learning, since then, just how sensitive it really is. But that’s not all I’ve been learning. Today’s post is my reflection on that process, and it’s not so much about Darwin or Hitler as it is about us. Many of us have…

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