Materialism isn’t really a metaphysical theory. It’s just a mistake. It’s a woefully inadequate understanding of nature.
String theory, which took root in the 1970s, proposes that “all objects in our universe are composed of vibrating filaments (strings) and membranes (branes) of energy.”
We have Trojan asteroids in our Solar System that orbit with Jupiter. But, there isn’t any evidence of actual Trojan planets.
Cosmology has become an art form. Stylish essays are decked out with a very brief skirt of science.
How many ways will naturalists find to evade the implications of cosmic fine tuning?
“I believe that intelligence may play a role in how evolution has occurred.”
This is a subject on which materialists are largely silent, and with good reason.
I am struck by the similarities between Hawking’s call for space exploration and the wailing and gnashing of teeth about the Paris climate accords.
Popular articles on origin-of-life research often portray the field as constantly advancing and quickly converging on a purely materialistic explanation for the first cell.
Fine-tuning of the universe is so unpleasant a subject for materialists that it cannot really become a controversy.