University of Memphis rhetorician and Darwin expert John Angus Campbell sketches a lively report from his perspective as a participant at the November 1996 Mere Creation Conference, held at Biola University in La Mirada, California.
Behind the excitement generated by the discovery of the apparent traces of biological activity in the ALH84001 meteorite lie a troubling array of difficulties. Information theorist and origin of life expert Hubert Yockey gives a searching critical analysis of those difficulties.
Science by its very nature, a widely-held philosophical view maintains, simply cannot refer to theological claims. In the first half of a two-part article answering this view, distinguished University of Notre Dame philosopher Alvin Plantinga offers a distinctly different perspective.
T.H. Huxley's ambivalence about natural selection; how the giraffe got its neck; Mendel as an opponent of evolution.
David J. Chalmers, The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory, Oxford University Press, 1996, 414 pp.
Stephen Jay Gould, Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, New York, NY: Harmony Books, 1996, 244 pp.
Paul Lawrence Farber, The Temptations of Evolutionary Ethics, Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1994, 210 pp. Michael Bradie, The Secret Chain: Evolution and Ethics, New York, NY: State University of New York Press, 1994, 198 pp.
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