Category Archives: Philosophy of Science

A New Book and Discussion: Wandering Realities

My new book, Wandering Realities, was recently released by Zarahemla Books. I was thinking that some of the stories might be worth discussing, as they deal with spiritual, scientific, and ethical conundrums. Even so they are mostly fun. Look at … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Fiction, Philosophy of Science, theology | Leave a comment

Those who are suspicious of science are missing part of the restoration

Scientific literacy is falling in America. Part of the reason is that its value is being under-appreciated by a larger and larger segment of the population. Suspicions about evolution and climate change have created an atmosphere where two of science’s … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Evolution, Philosophy of Science, Religion | 36 Comments

Mormons and Evolution

Myself, my longtime friend, BYU colleague and mentor, Duane Jeffery, and my buddy the always entertaining James McLachlan, conviene with the amazing Dan Wotherspoon for nearly a couple of hours discussion and commentary on the LDS Church and its historical … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Philosophy of Science | 6 Comments

Mormonism and Evolution, Life as Emergent Agential Systems: My Presentation at the Krakow Theology Conference Part II

My talk at the Science and Religion Conference held in Krakow Poland, “What is Life? Theology, Science, and Philosophy” continued (Part I is found here) . . . Life’s processes are often mischaracterized as a simple reductive scheme that misses … Continue reading

Posted in Ethics, Evolution, Faith, Philosophy of Science, Religion, theology | 6 Comments

Mormonism and Evolution, Life as Emergent Agential Systems, and a Basia Bulat Concert

Where have I been? It’s been a while so I suppose some explanation is in order. I’ve been attending meetings! First I presented a paper at a Science and Religion Conference held in Krakow Poland, called “What is Life? Theology, … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Philosophy of Science, Religion, theology | 6 Comments

Intelligent Design: snake-oil science cries ‘whaa whaa whaa’

It always seems surprising when I hear LDS people arguing for the Discovery Institute’s fundamentalist evangelical campaign of Intelligent Design as if there were some science behind the idea. ID was exposed long ago as a backdoor attempt to get … Continue reading

Posted in Evolution, Faith, Philosophy of Science | 20 Comments

Guest blogging for Manuary at fMh

Check out my post at fMh for Manuary!

Posted in brain science, Evolution, Philosophy of Science, Religion | Leave a comment

Why science is so darned powerful

Crossposted at ByCommonConsent.com What is Science? A school kid’s definition goes something like this: Find a hypothesis (from somewhere); make sure it is falsifiable; test it against reality; if it fails, discard it; if it doesn’t, published it. Rinse and … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Evolution, Philosophy of Science | 8 Comments

A movie about not consciousness

With some software (HT/Matsby) I made a movie about not consciousness: Discuss.

Posted in brain science, Philosophy of Science | 7 Comments

Why Science Matters

It turns out that getting the science right matters. We live in a wondrous age in which a breathtaking understanding of our universe is possible. We understand the nature of life though DNA and how structures arise though protein construction … Continue reading

Posted in Climate Change, Evolution, Philosophy of Science, The Environment | 32 Comments