Posts Tagged ‘believes’

Thought for the day: Wayne Rossiter on science, miracles, or a blend of both

From Wayne Rossiter, at Shadow of Oz: I simply reject this notion that the entire discussion can be cast in the framework of what is and what is not science, or what science can and cannot do. If a TEist believes in a supernatural Jesus, they’re not anti-science. But neither is a Christian who believes […]

US Government Declassifies Cold War Nuclear Test Footage

Hundreds of films showing US nuclear tests conducted between 1945 and 1962 have been found, analyzed and declassified by physicists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), officials at the California-based research facility announced this week in a statement. According to the laboratory, the US conducted 210 atmospheric nuclear tests over that span, and each […]

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John Searle Talks to Google

John Searle gives a nice talk at Google about real intelligence vs. machine intelligence. The conversation is interesting for a number of reasons, including some historical background of Searle’s famous “Chinese Room Argument.” First, the question of whether computers are conscious is a common one in the Intelligent Design debate, and Searle does a good […]

Philosopher of science Roger Penrose thinks soul may survive death

From Sean Martin at Daily Express: While scientists are still unsure about what exactly consciousness is, the University of Arizona’s Stuart Hameroff believes that it is merely information stored at a quantum level. British physicist Sir Roger Penrose agrees and believes he and his team have found evidence that protein-based microtubules – a structural component […]

A Response to Dr. Swamidass’s Questions, Pt. 2: Answering the Questions

This is an ongoing discussion we are having with Dr. Swamidass over the question of Methodological Naturalism in science. For those who haven’t been keeping up, I posted Dr. Swamidass’s questions to critics of MN to UD a few weeks ago, then posted some of my questions for proponents of MN. Then, my first response […]

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