God as an Epileptic Tree

This is a guest post, part of a series of guest posts addressing the question of whether we can discern purposefulness in the natural world.  As such the opinions expressed below are highly likely not to reflect my opinions, as you're sure to hear in more detail later this week.Today's post is by Eli, who currently blogs at Rust Belt Philosophy.I've been asked to write today about whether or not we can "discern purposefulness, and from that infer a purposeful agent." Lukas believes t … [Read more...]

You Think You’re So Special?

This is a guest post, part of a series of guest posts addressing the question of whether we can discern purposefulness in the natural world.  As such the opinions expressed below are highly likely not to reflect my opinions, as you're sure to hear in more detail later this week.Today's post is by March Hare, who has previously blogged at Reasonable Doubt. You are a highly unlikely creature. The fact all your body works together is amazing, how is it all your cells know what to do and wh … [Read more...]

Establishing a Criterion of Purposefulness

This is a guest post, part of a series of guest posts addressing the question of whether we can discern purposefulness in the natural world.  As such the opinions expressed below are highly likely not to reflect my opinions, as you're sure to hear in more detail later this week.Today's post is by Lukas who has previously blogged at Mo-dernity, Mo-Problems.In response to Leah's post, I pointed to the article Anthropic Coincidences and put forward the following argument:Assuming c … [Read more...]

Identifying Purposefulness [Index]

 During the series addressing Michael Egnor's Eight Questions for Atheists, I spent a post discussing why there was regularity in nature, and whether that regularity had any implications about a possible design for the world or the existence of a Designer.Three commenters got into a lengthy argument/discussion in the comments section, and, this week, I've invited each of them to write a guest post explaining their take on the issue.  The discussion in the comments section was free … [Read more...]


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