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Kant, teleology, biology

October 21st, 2009 · No Comments

Archive Post rescued from google: from an older version of a ‘darwiniana’ blog before this one. Interesting take on Kant, teleology, and biology 8/15/2005 Kant, Design, Darwinism

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Archive: Darwin (Erasmus), discovery of evolution

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Archive: December 11, 2005 From an older biography of Erasmus Darwin: the founder of evolutionary theory, along with Lamarck. It is actually quite nice to think that the origins of anything lie in poetry, and so it is with evolution, Darwin’s (Erasmus) composing the discovery of evolution into verse.

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Archive: Dennett and books of the dead

August 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Archive: January 20, 2006 Dennett’s new book on religion, Breaking the Spell, is out, and I have been waiting in the bushes, sharpening my claws. All I need is a copy of the book. Here is the blurb from Amazon. Of course, I could be pleasantly surprised… Religion is definitely not off limits to science, […]

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Archive: The left and the jihad

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

Archive: from 2006 The Left and the Jihad

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Archive: Who remembers Wistar?

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

archive: April 3, 2007 Questioning Evolution.

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Archive: Armstrong’s PR Muhammad

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

archive: September 27, 2006 Armstrong’s new hagiography of Muhammed seems likely to backfire. The days of covering up the facts are passing, gone. Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time (Eminent Lives) (Hardcover)

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Archive: ‘breaking the spell’

August 5th, 2009 · No Comments

archive: March 19, 2006 3quarks reviews Dennett’s Breaking the Spell. Daniel Dennett’s new book Breaking the Spell has been systematically misrepresented by its critics. Frankly, I think a lot of them are getting hung up on the title. Breaking the Spell is not an attempt to discredit religion by subjecting it to scientific scrutiny. The […]

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Archive: Ouspensky on evolution

August 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

archive: March 13, 2006 After a post on Gurdjieff I got a question about Ouspensky and evolution. Below is a quote from A Secret History of Consciousness, by Gary Lachman. Warning: be very careful of these people, their claims, and the innuendo they give out that since they are ‘esoteric’ they have all the answers. […]

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Archive: Dennett’s dismal scientism

August 5th, 2009 · 2 Comments

Arcive: February 19, 2006 The NY Times has Leon Wieseltier’s review, The God Genome , of Dennett’s Breaking the Spell. Review by LEON WIESELTIER Published: February 19, 2006 THE question of the place of science in human life is not a scientific question. It is a philosophical question. Scientism, the view that science can explain […]

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Archive: the myths of revelation and the actual perception of ‘eonic’ evolution

August 4th, 2009 · No Comments

Two comments on The Eonic Effect and the Emergence of Values in History/Evolution James said, July 16, 2009 at 3:51 pm No doubt about it, but I was backing up your point that neither side gives us any insight into our moral sense. James said, July 16, 2009 at 3:58 pm …and I can sympathize […]

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Archive: Axial Age and the evolution of religion

August 2nd, 2009 · 5 Comments

March 12, 2007 Sunday, Bloody Sunday. Scientists have boxed themselves into a corner making their studies of religion exercises in nullity. One problem is that atheism is as poorly founded as theism, and leads to a perspectives that are false. The best example is the Dawkins style connection between atheism and selectionist evolution. There is […]

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Archive: Why we know Darwin was wrong

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

March 9, 2007 Comment on post challenging Dawkins/Dennett: Dawkins/Dennett challenged on Enlightenment Darwin’s theory was challenged almost immediately by a host of people with knowledge of Eastern religions,

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Archive: selectionist ideology and ecology

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

February 9, 2007 Survival of the Cutest.

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Archive: Wallace leaves darwinists behind

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

MISSING LINK by JONATHAN ROSEN Alfred Russel Wallace, Charles Darwin’s neglected double.

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Archive: Crisis of the enlightenment

August 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

February 1, 2006 Archive Michael Ruse invokes the Enlightenment, I see evolution and creation as very much the top end of the iceberg. It’s a litmus test of this whole red-blue division in America. I’d like to see the left, the Democrats or whatever we call ourselves, be more open to people’s concerns. I mean, […]

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Archive:links on Nietzsche, evolution, and the Kantian limits of knowledge

August 1st, 2009 · 3 Comments

Archive: goes with ‘Nietzsche, prophet of Nazism’, some links on Nietzsche and Darwinism (eugenics) Here are the links to the four Nietzsche posts from yesterday. Looking at Nietzsche on evolution/eugenics shows the danger of current views of evolution, especially when the ‘paradigm’ falls into the hands of a closed elite whose ethics are suspect, and […]

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Archive: Nietzsche, prophet of Nazism

August 1st, 2009 · No Comments

archive, from earlier this year: Nietzsche, Prophet of Nazism: The Cult of the Superman–Unveiling the Nazi Secret Doctrine (Paperback) by ABIR TAHA I have previously cited Ascheim’s book on this question as a balanced treatment. This book by Abir Taha goes much further in condemning Nietzsche. Normally I would be wary, especially with a book […]

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Archive: Kant and design

August 1st, 2009 · No Comments

Archive: January 28, 2006 An interesting passage from Neil Shanks’ God, The Devil, and Darwin: A Critique of Intelligent Design Theory (Oxford, 2004).

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Archive: The greatest deceit in the history of science

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Archice: January 7, 2006 A useful critical history of Darwinism can be found in Soren Lovtrup,

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Archive: Brian Goodwin: How the leopard changed it spots

July 31st, 2009 · No Comments

Archive: January 19, 2006 The current developmental revolution started properly as a critique of Darwin’s theory, though you wouldn’t think so now, as evo-devo is carefully garbled with Darwinian thinking. From Brian Goodwin’s, How the Leopard Changed Its Spots (Scribner, 1993) Scientific theories develop out of choices and assumptions that are neither arbitrary nor inevitable.

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Archive: Dennett on ghost detection

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Archive: January 4, 2006 George Johnson reviews a new Dennett book on religion, which I will have to read, unfortunately. Here we go again. Get a grip on it, Dan. First, Johnson is a closet Darwin heretic, the ghostwriter it seems of ‘At Home in the Universe’. So I won’t trust what I read on […]

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Archive: arrogance of the scientists?

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

Archive:; December 6, 2005 ______________________ Kristof has an editorial in the Times (Times Select): The Arrogance of the Humanities. How about the arrogance of the Scientists? Especially the Darwinians.

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Archive: Darwin’s Use of the Term ‘Evolution’

July 28th, 2009 · No Comments

I am starting to sort out some of the older posts on this blog (which has an incredible seventeen thousand pots). This is from November 27, 2005 The Letters to the Editor at New York Review of books has an exchange over the term ‘evolution’: http://www.nybooks.com/articles/18570. Darwin was reluctant to use the term ‘evolution’

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