Origins & Design, Vol.18, No. 1

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News and Commentary

Reflections on the Mere Creation Conference

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.


Life on Mars? Did it Come from Earth?

Hubert P. Yockey

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.

Methodological Naturalism?

Alvin Plantinga

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.

Literature Survey


T.H. Huxley's ambivalence about natural selection; how the giraffe got its neck; Mendel as an opponent of evolution.

Book Reviews

Larson on Chalmers

David J. Chalmers, The Conscious Mind: In Search of a Fundamental Theory, Oxford University Press, 1996, 414 pp.

Berlinski on Gould

Stephen Jay Gould, Full House: The Spread of Excellence from Plato to Darwin, New York, NY: Harmony Books, 1996, 244 pp.

Weikart on Farber and Bradie

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.

And Also:

From the Editors

Guidelines for Article Submission

A comprehensive set of guidelines for submitting your work to Origins & Design.

About the Contributors

Biographical sketches of this issue's authors.

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