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August 8, 2014 / compassioninpolitics

Critique of the Worldview of Scientific Materialism

1) Qualitative vs. Quantitative
2) Beauty, meaning, and purpose
3) Quantum physics
4) Irreducibility of all Life
5) Complex cell & replication
6) Mathematical and biological meeting (interesting)
7) Lifes Irreducible Structure, Michael Polyani
8) Origin of Life–Chemist (replicator before life)
9) Anthony Flew abandons atheism
10) Intelligent design movement (including Michael Fenton, Michael Behe, Stephen C. Meyer, and himself)
11) Aristotlean vs. Darwinian purpose
12) Belgian Astronomer–Universe is expanding at constant rate (God & the Astronomers). “Big bang is a serious challenge to materialism–its not the ultimate explanation.”
Coincidences built into structure of universe–fine tuning of universe. Thought experiments. (17 minutes)
Carter and Fred Hoyle–Dials set/fine tuned

Dr. Robert Koons, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Texas at Austin, author of Realism Regained (2000) and Paradoxes of Belief (2009), and co-editor of The Waning of Materialism (2010), gave a public lecture entitled “The Waning of Materialism: How the Revival of Aristotle’s Philosophy is Reshaping the Intellectual Landscape” at Texas Tech University.

If you want to learn more I suggest my posts on scientific materialism, naturalism, and physicalism as well as this page that I maintain on the subject.

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