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Michael Ruse almost gets it

Michael Ruse has written an essay entitled, “Does Darwinian Randomness Make Christianity Impossible?” Ruse lays out the problem as follows: The problem is this. If Christianity is true, then the existence of humans cannot be a contingent matter….But Darwinian evolutionary … Continue reading

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Gnu Confusion

Jerry Coyne recently wrote: And it’s important to realize this: the great importance of Darwin’s theory of natural selection is that an unguided, purposeless process can nevertheless produce animals and plants that are exquisitely adapted to their environment.  That’s why … Continue reading

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Coyne Attempts To Refute Sober

Since Jerry Coyne believes “evolution is the strongest evidence ever adduced against the existence of a theistic god,” you might imagine he would be very uncomfortable with Sober’s clear thinking and rock-solid argument about the possibility of God-guided mutations during … Continue reading

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Sober and God-guided mutations

Elliott Sober, an atheist and distinguished philosopher at the University of Wisconsin, posted a paper that shows science can not rule out the possibility that some mutations had been engineered by God across the deep time of evolutionary history.  Or, … Continue reading

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46% of Americans are Creationists

Jerry Coyne is upset because a new Gallup poll shows: Forty-six percent of Americans believe in the creationist view that God created humans in their present form at one time within the last 10,000 years. The prevalence of this creationist … Continue reading

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Evolution Fails to Support the Argument from Evil

Jason Rosenhouse argues with Michael Ruse, trying to show that evolution somehow amplifies the argument from evil.  Yet he fails. Rosenhouse introduces Ruse’s argument as follows: After quoting Darwin, who plainly did think that the general awfulness of nature militated … Continue reading

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