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|Quote (JohnW @ Sep. 19 2016,10:57)|
|Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 17 2016,19:05)|
|Oh goody... Now Klinghoffer has suggested the fiction offers a way to breach the science/religion barrier in his praise of an ID "thriller" The Soul of the Matter. http://www.evolutionnews.org/2016.......37.html|
|The story is one of redemption and enlightenment, as a cynic rethinks the tenets of materialism he previously took for granted. The book can serve as a helpful introduction to ID, as accessible (in its very different way) as Doug Axe's new book Undeniable: How Biology Confirms Our Intuition That Life Is Designed. The argument for design can be recondite and these two books together go a long distance to making it comprehensible to the most general of readers.|
Obviously, Mr. Buff hasn't advanced the scientific case for ID. However he has done a service by offering a smart, often exciting story that is intellectually serious and spiritually earnest and that will, one hopes, place ultimate questions about man's place in the universe before a deservedly wide audience.
All science so far... except for the religion... and the fiction parts.
|The argument for design...|
The Argument Regarding Design, Klingy.
according to abbrevations.com TAFD refers to "Theoretical Air Free Density" of concrete but surely describes Klinghoffer's arguments as well
"[...] the type of information we find in living systems is beyond the creative means of purely material processes [...] Who or what is such an ultimate source of information? [...] from a theistic perspective, such an information source would presumably have to be God."
- William Dembski -