The mystique of evolutionism is the idea that natural selection explains everything. In fact, natural selection itself explains nothing.
If you’ve ever visited a desert, you may have noticed small clumpy mounds of crusty dirt in between the stretches of sand.
Darwinian theory attributes the most wonderful creativity to the power of random mutations (sifted by natural selection).
Theistic evolutionary thinking is designed to reconcile religious believers to the denial of their own common sense.
Dogmatic materialist Dr. Steven Novella, assistant professor of neurology at Yale, president and co-founder of the New England Skeptical Society, and my interlocutor in an ongoing debate on the mind-brain problem, has issued a challenge to me regarding his theory that the mind is caused entirely by matter: Prove me wrong, Egnor. A bit of background helps explain Dr. Novella’s pique. In an earlier post arguing for a pure materialist understanding of the mind, Dr. Novella made this astonishing claim: The materialist hypothesis – that the brain causes consciousness – has made a number of predictions, and every single prediction has been validated. Every single question that can be answered scientifically – with observation and evidence – that takes the Read More ›