New Study: The Milky Way Is Exceptional

astronomy, Copernican principle, cosmological walls, cosmology, earth, filaments, galaxies, habitability, Intelligent Design, Jay Richards, Michael Keas, Miguel Aragón, Milky Way, Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Nicolaus Copernicus, Physics, Earth & Space, Satellites Around Galactic Analogs, sheets, solar system, star formation, The Privileged Planet, Unbelievable?, universe, voids, walls
“You might have to travel a half a billion light years from the Milky Way, past many, many galaxies, to find another cosmological wall with a galaxy like ours.” Source
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Intelligent Design and Cosmic Fine-Tuning

A Fortunate Universe, Cosmic Habitable Age, dark energy, earth, expansion rate of universe, fine-timing, fine-tuning, Freeman Dyson, Guillermo Gonzalez, Intelligent Design, Jay Richards, Michael Denton, Moon, Physics, Earth & Space, Privileged Species, Rare Earth, solar system, sun, The Anthropic Cosmological Principle, The Privileged Planet, universe
In combination, the factors mentioned here and in my last two posts constrain the “cosmic habitable age” to narrower dimensions. Source
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New from Science Uprising — Artificial Intelligence, Creativity, and the Human Difference

algorithms, Artificial Intelligence, artists, Baylor University, computers, Creativity, Darwinism, Discovery Institute, Elon Musk, humanity, Jay Richards, John Lennox, kitsch, materialism, media, Neuroscience & Mind, propaganda, Robert J. Marks, science, Science Uprising, Selmer Bringsjord, spiritual reality, Stephen Hawking, Technology, totalitarianism, Walter Bradley Center for Natural and Artificial Intelligence
Creativity, not mere copying or following commands, entails thinking “outside the box.” That’s how it can surprise us with genuine novelty. Source
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West: Theistic Evolution and the Gnostic Heresy

biology, Christianity, Creation, Culture, demiurge, Discovery Institute, Early Church, Evolution, Faith & Science, gnosticism, God and Evolution, Gospel of John, history, Intelligent Design, Jay Richards, John West, Judaism, Lucretius, Mandaeism, materialists, Richard Dawkins, Talmud, theism, Westminster Conference on Science and Faith
Friendliness to a design perspective might seem to be natural for any theist. Yet a prickly disdain is strangely common, especially among religious academics. Source
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Natural Machinery Operates Without Intervention; But How?

Abe Weintraub, chloroplasts, Current Biology, David Wolpert, Evolution, Francis Bacon, Heidelberg University, heterochromatin, information flow, Intelligent Design, Isaac Newton, Jay Richards, jumping genes, Junk DNA, kinesin, Life Sciences, mechanical philosophy, Nobel Prize, nuclear membrane, open reading frame, Penn State News, Prime Mover, proteins, Ribosome, Robert Boyle, robotics, Rockefeller University, Salk Institute, Santa Fe Institute, Steinway pianos, University of Southern California, Vanderbilt University, Willaim Dembski, William Paley
We’re going to need a new philosophy: one that can handle realities the Elizabethans and Victorians could never have imagined. Source
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The Human Cost of Coercive Science

babysitter, child development, COVID-19, crime rates, Culture & Ethics, daycare, Douglas Axe, economists, Education, free speech, Georgia, handcuffs, Jay Richards, Johns Hopkins University, Les Misérables, lockdown, Medicine, Melissa Henderson, mental health, mortality, online schooling, Religious Liberty, science, suicides, The Price of Panic, unemployment, William Briggs
Lockdowns were imposed on society in the name of science, although the actual scientific basis of many of the measures employed was unclear at best. Source
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