Monthly Archives: May 2011

Free Agency

The Eonic Effect and the Ontology of Free Agency – A Problem in the Metaphysical Structure of Reality Regarding “Freedom” http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/30/luke-link-and-systems-versus-free-agents/ Luke link, and systems versus free agents John Landon writes: <I don’t know why this set of distinctions creates … Continue reading

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An Apologia for Penrose

An Apologia for Roger Penrose & Company – Per Contra the “Positivists” and “Idealists” http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703730804576317072124312488.html?mod=googlenews_wsj http://trinitybook.wordpress.com/2011/05/27/penroses-cycles-of-time/ http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/29/penrose-cycles-of-time/ I found this piece vis-a-vis Penrose and the issue of “time” to be quite thought provoking.  Penrose’s work, Kauffman’s, et al, usually is. … Continue reading

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A Critique of Freedom, Free Will, and Soul

Analytics of History:  A Critique of Freedom, Free Will, and Soul http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/28/assumptions-of-freedom-are-reflected-in-the-data-of-world-history/ http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/28/the-onset-of-human-nature/ FREEDOM, FREE WILL, & SOUL – They’re not completely bad as concepts, but their utility as analytical terms is up for debate.  The dilemma is, this value-based … Continue reading

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Critiquing Lewis/Lewis on Evolution and Design

Critiquing Lewis:  Reconsidering his Literary Thought, in Light of the Work of J.R.R. Tolkien … Toward a new Literary Foundation of the Evolution Question and Design Considerations http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/19/c-s-lewis-on-evolution-and-intelligent-design/ http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2010/PSCF12-10Peterson.pdf 05.19.11 – C. S. Lewis on Evolution and Intelligent Design So C.S. … Continue reading

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Foundations of History

Structures in the Foundation of History http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/19/civilization-and-evolution/ http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/19/civiliztion-and-teleology/ http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/19/rise-of-the-neolithic/ These three pieces from Darwiniana.com require some attention. They all illustrate issues, it appears to me, that need to be dealt with in order to better traverse the terrain of “History” … Continue reading

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The Devolution of Culture

Darwin and the Devolution of Culture:  Reviewing Michael Graziano’s “The Darwinian Evolution of Religion” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-graziano/the-darwinian-evolution-of-religion_b_846635.html “[E]radicating religion is not possible. It is a fallacy that ignores the specs of the human machine. We are not rational entities. Religion, like all … Continue reading

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Space, Time, and Levels of Material Reality

  Space, Time, and the Levels of Material Reality http://darwiniana.com/2011/05/18/space-time-and-all-that/ ******** 05.18.11Space, time and all thatPosted in General at 1:54 pm by nemo A certain strangeness, beyond space and time There are many intimations that ‘our reality’ is more than … Continue reading

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