Monthly Archives: March 2014

Are there laws in Biology?

(This is a summary of what Alex Rosenberg and Daniel McShea say about biological laws in their book “Philosophy of Biology”.  I think this book is intended to be an introductory book of philosophy of biology and I don’t think … Continue reading

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A proper design inference

I’ve criticized irreducible complexity and specified complexity as design inferences, so I think I should put forth a positive case for a proper design inference.   The design inference I favor is based on background knowledge of intentions. Consider Dennett’s examples … Continue reading

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Peter Singer on the life you can save

Here is a summary of Peter Singer’s argument for why we should give more to charity. Imagine a person walks by a shallow pond, and sees a baby drowning with no one but himself to save her.  He realizes that … Continue reading

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Specified Complexity

William Dembski holds that Darwinism cannot account for complex specified information (CSI), but that Intelligent Design can.  Dembski proposes intelligent design to be a scientific theory with empirical consequences. Intelligent design can be unpacked as a theory of information. Within … Continue reading

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Irreducible Complexity

Irreducible complexity is one of the main design inferences that ID proponents use (specified complexity is the other).  So let’s see how Michael Behe defines irreducible complexity. By irreducibly complex I mean a single system composed of several well-matched, interacting … Continue reading

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