I can describe anything you like in whatever detail you like, but you can’t know whether it exists or not merely by its description.
In my ongoing debate with biologist Jerry Coyne, frequent reference is made to Aquinas’ Five Ways, particularly to his Prime Mover argument.
The design we infer in nature is an insight we abstract from our senses, but the inference itself is acquired by our reason.
Scientists can get along without Aristotle’s metaphysics, says Feser, but science can’t.
“The search committee interviewed several apes, three mules, and a tomato plant.”