Category Archives: Evolution

The Synthese Debacle and the Louisiana Legislature

Much has been written about how the editors of the philosophy journal, Synthese, botched the handling of objections which were raised about at least one or two of the articles in the Evolution and Its Rivals special issue (Volume 178, … Continue reading

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More on Lutz, Laudan, and Demarcation

In On Lutz on Laudan and demarcation, Paul Newall notes that: In his (draft) paper On an Allegedly Essential Feature of Demarcation Criteria of Science, Sebastian Lutz claims that demarcation does not require a criterion that is both a necessary … Continue reading

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Second Response to ‘The Politics of Demarcation’

Abstract. The most widely disseminated arguments against Intelligent Design have failed to produce invariant and objective demarcation criteria sufficient to establish that ID cannot be a matter of science. Ultimately, ID opponents rely heavily upon the fact of there being … Continue reading

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The Great Danger that is Creationism

What is it? What is the danger of those notions referred to as “Creationism” and “Intelligent Design”? What is it about these notions that drive some people, even many people in certain social circles, to veritable apoplexy – certainly an … Continue reading

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