On this episode of ID the Future, philosopher Logan Gage speaks with Sarah Chaffee about the new book Aquinas and Evolutionby Fr. Michael Chaberek. Philosophers in the tradition of Thomas Aquinas — Thomistic evolutionists — have pressured Intelligent Design theorists, saying that it gets Aquinas wrong, in fact it even gets God wrong. Dr. Gage says Fr. Chaberek’s book counters that pressure and shows how “Thomistic” evolution contradicts Aquinas.
On this episode of ID the Future from the vault, Logan Gage talks with Dr. John Mark Reynolds, at the time the head of Biola University’s Torrey Honors Institute. Listen in as they discuss Reynolds’ book When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought. How did science develop? What were the Judeo-Christian roots of the scientific revolution? What about the often-underappreciated role of the Eastern Church? And what about the contributions of ancient Greek thought? Reynolds also explores how some of the giants of ancient Greek philosophy made design arguments.
On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage and Jay Richards discuss Popper’s falsification test for science. Today, the demarcation for science is the idea is that a theory should be empirically testable. Nonetheless, many ID proponents use the harder criterion of falsifiability.
In this edition of ID The Future, Logan Gage interviews CSC Senior Fellow Dr. Jay Richards about William Paley, David Hume, and the arguments for intelligent design. Dr. Richards begins with a description of William Paley’s 1802 book Natural Theology, in which the author infers from the natural world that there must be some intelligent force (God) responsible for its design. Richards then addresses David Hume’s critique of analogical arguments like those used by Paley. Dr. Richards closes by differentiating between analogical arguments and arguments for intelligent design.
Back in 2007, Darwinian evolution arose as a hot topic during the presidential campaign for the 2008 election. Now, as we draw ever nearer to 2012, presidential candidates are once again being put in the spotlight for their views on evolution, as we are even now witnessing with the recent scrutiny of Rick Perry. On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage takes a look at why it even matters whether or not the President accepts Darwinian evolution. Why has it become so necessary for politicians to take a stance on scientific issues?
On this episode of ID the Future, Logan Gage discusses the new atheists’ approach to religion as a byproduct of evolution. Citing new research which shows that some religious beliefs and ways of processing are innate and are thus not accumulated by experience, Gage explains why the new atheists’ views are unfairly biased against religious beliefs and why they are ultimately self-defeating. For more information on this topic, visit FaithandEvolution.org.