Words for Wednesday! Disentangling ID from Creationism

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Yesterday on Stephen Meyer’s Facebook page we launched the new “Terminology Tuesday” feature, with a quick read about just what we mean by intelligent design. Source
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Science, Scripture, and the Image of God

A. R. Hall, Bible, Christianity, Christopher Kaiser, Creation and the History of Science, creator, Culture & Ethics, Faith & Science, history, How the West Won, human mind, humans, image of God, Intelligent Design, intelligent designer, intelligible order, lawgiver, logos, Museum of the Bible, natural world, Rodney Stark, The Scientific Revolution 1500-1800
"The proposition that the universe had an Intelligent Designer is the most fundamental of all scientific theories." Source
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A Living and Symphonic Order — Appreciating Anthony Esolen

Anthony Esolen, beauty, Book of Wisdom, creator, Culture & Ethics, Dante Alighieri, Darwinism, Divine Comedy, Faith & Science, Genesis, God's Grandeur, infinities, infinity, Intelligent Design, Jackson Pollock, Johann Sebastian Bach, mathematics, Meaning, music, painting, Peter Kreeft, poetry, randomness, Roman Catholicism, science, scripture, splendor, symphony, universe
I knew I wanted to choose someone who wrote beautifully. He, however, was someone I didn't know, and I could not predict his views on intelligent design. Source
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When Catholics Argue for Intelligent Design

Ann Gauger, Anthony Esolen, Aristotle, beauty, Benjamin Wiker, Bible, biology, Brian Miller, Bruce Chapman, Christianity, consciousness, cosmology, creator, Faith & Science, faith and science, Father Michael Chaberek, God's Grandeur, Günter Bechly, Human Origins, Intelligent Design, intermediates, J. Budziszewski, Jay Richards, John Bergsma, Logan Gage, materialism, Michael Behe, moral law, natural law, paleontology, Pedro Barrajon, Richard Sternberg, Roman Catholicism, Scott Ventureyra, Sophia Institute Press, Thomas Aquinas
The evidence from science is clear, but with the discussion of philosophical questions, the necessity of a Creator becomes overwhelming.  Source
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Qualified Agreement: How Scientific Discoveries Support Theistic Belief

Alfred North Whitehead, Bertrand Russell, biology, Christianity, compartmentalism, cosmology, creator, Epistemology, faith, Faith & Science, Francisco Ayala, Frederik van Niekerk, humanity, intellectuals, Intelligent Design, Judeo-Christian tradition, metaphysics, natural selection, Nico Vorster, NOMA, non-overlapping magisteria, physics, Pierre-Simon Laplace, Robert Boyle, Robert Grosseteste, Science and Faith in Dialogue, Sir Isaac Newton, soul, William of Ockham, Worldview
For many intellectuals, a scientifically informed worldview was a materialistic worldview. It is not hard to see why they held this opinion. Source
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Why Doesn’t God Need a Creator

Al Serrato, Apologetics, Atheism, Christianity, creator, Kalam, Philosophy of Science, Skeptic, Theology and Christian Apologetics
By Al Serrato Christians believe that God is an infinite being who has always existed. But what “evidence” can the theist put forth in support of this claim? This is a common challenge raised by the skeptic. When a person asks for “evidence,” the usual response is to look for things like witness statements, or documents or fingerprints left at a scene. Since no one has “evidence” relating to things outside our universe, or to a being who preceded the Big Bang, it’s a safe bet, they think, that the Christian apologist can’t come up with any “evidence.” Or is it? Teasing out the unspoken premise in the question highlights what is at play: the challenger assumes that it is only through physical or testimonial “evidence” that we can know…
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Meyer: Theistic Implications of the Multiverse

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"As for the Multiverse, even sci-fi writers now recognize that if such a thing exists, it would still require an ultimate Creator." Source
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Can Evidence of a Creator Bring Hope?

blood-clotting system, Books, Center for Science & Culture, creator, despair, Discovery Institute, educational outreach, Evolution, Faith & Science, government, hope, Intelligent Design, John Castino, media, Michael Behe, Minnesota Twins, Pope Benedict, PragerU, prisoners, Return of the God Hypothesis, Rookie of the Year, Stephen Meyer, universities, Videos
John Castino's life spiraled out of control. His faith in God was based on his feelings, and so when times turned bad, he lost his faith. Source
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