Old Wine in New Bottles: How Darwin Recruited Malthus to Fortify a Failed Idea from Antiquity

abiogenesis, Alphonse de Candolle, Aristotle, atheists, atomism, Charles Bradlaugh, Charles Darwin, Charles Lyell, Christianity, complexification, David Hume, Edward Aveling, Epicurus, Erasmus Darwin, Evolution, Friedrich Engels, Georges Cuvier, Gertrude Himmelfarb, Greece, Homo sapiens, Intelligent Design, Karl Marx, Law of Correlation, Lucretius, Matthew Arnold, Middle Ages, natural selection, Origin of Species, Patrick Matthew, Plato, Poor Law, Rome, Thomas Aquinas, Thomas Malthus, transhumanism, Unmoved Mover, Victorian England, William Paley
It was undoubtedly a tremendous philosophical coup for Darwin whose knowledge of formal philosophy was limited. Source
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A Miraculous Existence

A Big Bang in a Little Room, Adolf Hitler, advanced life, aliens, astronomers, Atheism, atheists, bacteria, Bible, capillary action, Carl Sagan, Contact (novel), cosmic microwave background radiation, Creation, deaths, divine action, faith, Faith & Science, galaxies, Goldilocks, history, human genome, hydrogen, Ivy League, Joseph Stalin, Mao Zedong, miracles, New England Patriots, Physics, Earth & Space, Super Bowl, surface tension, theoretical physics, touchdown, universe, wackiness, Zeeya Merali
Zeeya Merali asks a good question: If God desired to send us a message, how would He do it? Source
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Keating, Krauss, Tour: Three Jewish Scientists with Remarkably Different Perspectives

atheists, Brian Keating, Catholicism, Christianity, cosmologists, Culture, debate, Design Inference, faith, Faith & Science, Intelligent Design, Into the Impossible, James Tour, Judaism, Lawrence Krauss, natural philosophers, New Atheists, philosophy, proselytizing, Rice University, Stephen Meyer, Toronto, UC San Diego
Here is a fascinating and very different pair of scientific, religious, and philosophical conversations, both with UC San Diego physicist Brian Keating. Source
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Rabbi Adam Jacobs Talks with Michael Denton about Intelligent Design

"poor design", Aish HaTorah, ankle, atheists, Big Bang, bioengineering, biological information, biology, Cambrian Explosion, Chemistry, common descent, cosmos, Culture, earth, Edward Feser, Evolution, Faith & Science, fine-tuning, Intelligent Design, Judaism, kabbalah, Michael Denton, mysticism, Nathan Lents, Rabbi Adam Jacobs, Stuart Burgess, The Miracle of Man, wrist
Rabbi Jacobs, with the worldwide Jewish outreach group Aish HaTorah, makes a very thoughtful conversation partner for Dr. Denton. Source
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