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.
Jerry Coyne argues, astonishingly, that the vulnerability of handicapped children justifies killing them.
The Many Worlds Interpretation is sort of an extension of the Darwinian creation myth, applied to cosmology.
Carroll, a cosmologist and physicist specializing in general relativity and cosmology at Caltech, is highly regarded by the New Atheist community.
Materialism is an impoverished perspective on nature, and it creates, rather than solves, problems in metaphysics and science.
Here’s a fair question: Why do I prattle on so much about scholastic philosophy? Of what genuine relevance is it to intelligent design?
You’d have to have a heart of stone not to laugh.