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Our Galileo Complex

Logan Paul Gage on Being Reactionary Against Science via New Polity
Professor Gage, who teaches at Franciscan University, revisits the Galileo affair. The novel religion of science, he says, goes back to the “Galileo legend” that established an influential fiction

Liberals almost rediscover the family

There are two ways of getting home; and one of them is to stay there. The other is to walk round the whole world till we come back to the same place. –G.K. Chesterton, The Everlasting Man (1925) In the wake of the massive economic downturn pundits on the Left—owing to their Keynesian economic philosophy—urge us to “go out and Read More ›

A Review of Intelligent Design: William A. Dembski & Michael Ruse in Dialogue

Intelligent Design: William A. Dembski & Michael Ruse in Dialogue Edited by Robert B. Stewart Fortress Press, 2007, 257 pages Despite—or perhaps because of—the great volume of books published annually on Darwinian evolution and intelligent design, few new contributions are worth the time of those familiar with the major works of Dawkins and Gould, Johnson and Dembski. (Recent exceptions to Read More ›

Which Secular Superstition Do You Believe?

Natural selection builds child brains with a tendency to believe whatever their parents and tribal elders tell them. Such trusting obedience is valuable for survival…On this model we should expect…that superstitions and other non-factual beliefs will locally evolve — change over generations … . —Richard Dawkins, The God Delusion Not long ago at a local pub, an acquaintance interrupted a conversation Read More ›

A Good Book About Bad Books

10 Books That Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others That Didn’t HelpBy Benjamin WikerRegnery, 260 pages, $27.95 If ever there were a book designed specifically for the enjoyment of InsideCatholic readers, surely it is Benjamin Wiker’s new 10 Books that Screwed Up the World: And 5 Others that Didn’t Help. Wiker should be renowned (if he is not already) Read More ›

Atheist Antithesis

Innate Religious Beliefs Are Evidence of God, Not of Evolution
It is fashionable to note that there is nothing new in the “New Atheism” of Richard Dawkins, Daniel Dennett, et. al. However, they offer at least one genuinely new challenge to theistic belief: a challenge from developmental and cognitive psychology. Evolutionary biologists typically explain an organism’s existing traits-such as man’s propensity for religious belief-by reference to natural selection; existing traits Read More ›

Where the Evidence Leads

This review appears in the May 2008 issue of The American Spectator. There Is a God: How the World’s Most Notorious Atheist Changed His Mind Antony Flew with Roy Abraham Varghese (HarperOne, 256 pages, $24.95) Antony Flew has long been my favorite atheist. That may be an odd thing for the son of a minister to say, but then again, Read More ›

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Upon learning of an employee’s defection to a rival company, one prominent CEO launched a chair across the room. Commenting on the incident in the Washington Post, eminent primatologist Frans de Waal noted that the CEO acted like an ape. But de Waal (and the Post for that matter) wasn’t kidding; he took this incident as further proof of common Read More ›

Delusions of Grandeur

Review: The Devil's Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensions
The Devil’s Delusion: Atheism and Its Scientific Pretensionsby David Berlinski Crown Forum, 237 pages, $23.95 It is at once lamentable and understandable that academics, wishing applause from other academics, proffer far-fetched theses. After all, no one receives applause (or tenure) with commonsensical hypotheses. When supposedly divined from capital-S “Science,” however, such theses are taken all too seriously. David Berlinski’s The Read More ›

Intelligent Design 101

Leading Experts Explain the Key Issues
Intelligent Design 101 brings together leading scholars and researchers from the fields of science and intelligent design studies, such as Michael Behe and Phillip Johnson. Their detailed and insightful essays form an introduction to intelligent design, from the basics of the theory, to its history and growing place in science and education. Table of Contents List of Illustrations — 9 Contributors Read More ›