In the midst of a cataclysm, Catholics attend Mass. Protestants worship in church. Jews pray in synagogue.
Of the various questions raised in the theist/atheist debate, here’s one that has, I believe, occasioned more witless commentary than any other.
Ian O’Neill discusses origin-of-life research, and bizarrely restricts the explanations to “fluke” or “physics.”
Information, understood as formal and final cause, is what makes nature real.
Yale clinical neurologist Dr. Steven Novella posted recently about Dr. Richard Gallagher, a psychiatrist trained at Yale who provides psychiatric consultation services to the Catholic Church.
Max Delbrück (1906-1981) was a biophysicist and Nobel laureate who made seminal discoveries in the DNA-based replication of viruses.
Materialist philosopher Joseph Carter denies the existence of teleology in nature, but he is mistaken.
This is not a slippery slope. This is an ice cliff.
As I noted yesterday, Joseph Carter wrote a fatuous essay in which he denies purpose in the universe and does an amusing dance around the implications that follow.
Aristotelian teleology is, as Joseph Carter points out, manifested by order in nature. More precisely, teleology is consistency: natural processes tend to consistent ends.