Evolutionary Thinking Exposed
A fantastic recount of a talk by Cornelius Hunter at Cornell University. Cornelius demonstrated clearly that evolution is a philosophical, as opposed to empirical idea. How did he demonstrate it? The audience demonstrated it for him...after he said they would. Brilliant. A small sample, read the rest
Like giving a theoretical lecture followed by an experimental demonstration, this two-event format allowed me both (i) to explain the non scientific philosophical background of evolution and (ii) to show a live demonstration of evolutionary thinking to prove my point.
In the history of modern western thought, evolutionary thinking arose as a consequence of several theological and philosophical traditions mandating purely naturalistic explanations in the historical sciences. One of these traditions was the perceived intellectual necessity of naturalism. Without naturalistic explanations, it has been argued since the nineteenth century, science is impossible. That's right, impossible.