Re: Dembski and Nelson at MIT and Tufts

Jay Richards (
Mon, 05 Apr 1999 11:02:16 -0700 wrote:

> Why would a philosoper (Nelson) and a mathematician talk about biology?

Maybe we could get an answer to that question from Michael Ruse or Daniel

More seriously: it's ironic that, if such compartmentalization were valid,
it would be impossible for philosophers, mathematicians, et al. to be
justified in *either* believing or denying Neo-Darwinism, since,
presumably, they are all incompetent to evaluate it rationally. If one
wants these folks to believe Neo-Darwinism, then one can't deny that at
least some of them are qualified to doubt it. One might prefer that they
just take it on faith or authority, but that's another matter.

Jay Richards

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