Science is a trial-and-error process that seeks truth by testing hypotheses and discarding those that fail. Since I’m a philosopher rather than a scientist, the articles in this section tend to focus more on the big picture than on experimental details. Most of the articles here are on evolution, which is a very simple idea with a wealth of explanatory power.
What Is the RNA World Hypothesis?
With some more scientific details added, this video from Stated Clearly expresses the same basic idea as I did in Abiogenesis by Natural Selection, which is that life evolved from non-living replicators that were RNA or something similar.
We are Robots
Flaws in Paley’s Teleological Argument
Abiogenesis by Natural Selection
Would Aliens Look Like Us?
Addressing the So-Called Seven Scientific Reasons the Theory of Evolution Cannot Be True
How Macroevolution Works
Is God Needed for Scientific Laws?
In a podcast I listened to, a Christian maintained that God is required for scientific laws, and an atheist maintained that scientific laws are not as real as the Christian understood them to be. I disagree with them both, and here I explain why God is not required for the existence of scientific laws.
Was Your Brain Intelligently Designed?
The Atheist Nightmare asks, “If you want to claim that your brain was not intelligently designed, then shouldn’t your entire belief system come into question? It would seem to me that you would have no reason to trust your own thoughts.” So this is not just about creationism vs evolution. Here is my response.