William Wordsworth’s Posthumous Challenge to Darwinian Nihilism

"survival of the fittest", Alvar Ellegard, Charles Darwin, Charles Dickens, Christianity, Culture & Ethics, Ebenezer Scrooge, evolutionary processes, Faith & Science, Higher Criticism, logic, nature, nihilism, Origin of Species, philosophy, poetry, Robert Ryan, Samuel Butler, spirituality, Thomas Malthus, Victorian England, William Wordsworth
Paradoxically, Wordsworth's theology may have formed a more effective counterforce to Darwin's ideas than Biblical orthodoxy itself. Source
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Neil Thomas Takes on Epicurus and the Logical Positivists

agnosticism, Christianity, cosmic fine-tuning, Darwinism, Epicurus, Evolution, Faith & Science, Hank Hanegraaff, history, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, logical positivism, Neil Thomas, nihilism, Orthodox Christians, philosophy, Podcast, rationalists, Richard Dawkins, Taking Leave of Darwin, theism
Hanegraaff and Thomas provide a model of how two men with differing positions on Christianity can challenge each other while remaining cordial. Source
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A Darwinist Recognizes (Some of) the Stakes in the Intelligent Design Debate

Alex Rosenberg, Areo, Atheism, Darwinism, divine image, equality, eugenics, Evolution, evolution debate, Extended Evolutionary Synthesis, human dignity, Human Zoos, Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Intelligent Design, Jamie Milton Freestone, John West, Michael Behe, neo-Nazis, neo-Nazism, nihilism, non-overlapping magisteria, pseudoscientific racism, Racism, religion, Return of the God Hypothesis, Richard Dawkins, scientific racism, skin color, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Meyer, University of Queensland, vitalism
I would be curious to hear how Darwinists like Dr. Freestone reconcile their evolutionism not just with religion but with their commitment to human equality. Source
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“Nobody Expects the Darwinist Inquisition”? I Do

academic freedom, BioEssays, biologists, bullies, censorship, Center for Science & Culture, cosmos, Darwinism, Darwinists, Dave Speijer, Discovery Institute, Evolution News, Facebook, free speech, ideology, Inquisition, Intelligent Design, John Zmirak, nihilism, The Stream, Twitter, Worldview
As a reader and supporter of Evolution News, you must have noticed the same thing I have. It’s an ominous sight to observe the two waves approaching each other. On one side is an intensifying drive to police social media, where countless people get most of their information. On the other are biologists who (according to a Darwinist scientist!) spend a fifth of their time fretting about how to “combat intelligent design,” as we reported here the other day. One prominent scientific journal, BioEssays, has already brought the waves together. They have called for Internet censorship of intelligent design, identifying Discovery Institute by name as being in need of special attention by the censors. If giants like Facebook and Twitter don’t follow through on the threat, then says biologist Dave…
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