Conceding deep philosophical and scientific premises is one common reason that conservatives lose important arguments.
One of the most unfortunate aspects of the debate over Darwinian evolution and intelligent design is that so much of it is based on misunderstandings, caricatures, and an unwillingness to engage in genuine dialogue. Sadly, even those who claim to be for open dialogue often aren’t. Thus, Stephen Barr’s willingness to engage in a serious exchange of views on evolution, theism, and intelligent design is commendable — and refreshing. Even if we do not persuade each other about our respective positions, we may help illuminate the real points at issue, and that is certainly a positive result. After Barr’s latest salvo, I can say that we agree on at least one thing: The need for “clear thought” when it comes Read More ›