Review — Complexity: A Guided Tour

Complexity: A Guided Tour Melanie Mitchel If you’re curious about what the “cutting edge,” in evolutionary theory is, this book should be on your reading list — for while it purports to be about complexity and complexity theory, it is actually an extended defense of evolutionary theory. Specifically, the author focuses on the idea that complexity is [...] [...]

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Liberals often misunderstand the views of conservatives, particularly in the area of economics, and particularly among Christians. Often this is just a matter of years of straw men thrown around in order to prove a point, or to sustain an untenable position. How can liberals learn the truth about what conservatives believe? There are few [...] [...]

Evolutionary Dogma

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Entropy and Evolution

Of course the whole idea of compensation, whether by distant or nearby events, makes no sense logically: an extremely improbable event is not rendered less improbable simply by the occurrence of “compensating” events elsewhere. According to this reasoning, the second law does not prevent scrap metal from reorganizing itself into a computer in one room, [...] [...]

Worldview Week 20: Considering Evolution

I’m blogging through a worldview class I’m teaching for our homeschool coop through the next year in this series of posts. Each week I’ll post a class outline and notes. One of the major thrusts of science is the concept of “evolution.” The problem with evolution is it has risen far above a mere scientific theory, [...] [...]

Evolution and Extrapolation

Here’s the background: In The Origin of Species, Darwin discussed the work of animal breeders, pigeon fanciers in particular. They might vary in coloring or display, but at the end of the day, as Darwin well knew, they all remained pigeons. Dogs vary greatly in size, but dogs they remain. Darwin said that varieties were [...] [...]

Review: The Genius of Ancient Man

The Genius of Ancient Man Don Landis Amazon There is little doubt that we live in an essentially narcissistic world, that in previous ages, people were generally more self-effacing, and less self-important. It’s all too easy to get caught up in the evolutionary idea (or ideal): each generation is smarter than the last; evolution is taking us towards [...] [...]

Evolution’s Lie

What is evolution’s foundational selling point to the world at large? Here is Bill Nye (the Science Guy) explaining why we should all believe in evolution. From the transcript: And I say to the grownups, if you want to deny evolution and live in your world, in your world that’s completely inconsistent with everything we observe [...] [...]

Worldview Week 6: Atheism

I’m blogging through a worldview class I’m teaching for our homeschool coop through the next year in this series of posts. Each week I’ll post a class outline and notes. Outline [gview file="http://www.thinkinginchrist.com/media/worldview/06 Atheism.pdf"] Thoughts From this Week’s Class Atheism is deeply tied to evolutionary theory, which originated long before Charles Darwin. Evolution is traceable at least to ancient [...] [...]

A Very Good Question

You’ll recall from Casey’s post that “Bill Nye the Science Guy” is the fellow who warned recently in a viral video that parents who disbelieve in Darwinian evolution are at least morally bound to educate their kids as Darwinists. Why? Because, according to Bill Nye, America’s future as the world’s “most technologically advanced” nation will [...] [...]