Validity of Historical Sciences

One of the best parts of Signature in the Cell is Meyer’s defense of the historical sciences. Meyer acknowledges his debt of gratitude to Charles Thaxton for private discussions beginning in the 80’s about historical sciences, or origin sciences as Thaxton calls it. Thaxton wrote The Mystery of Life’s Origins in 1984 together with Roger Olsen . . . → Read More: Validity of Historical Sciences

Historical causal analysis

In his book, Meyer seeks to show that ID offers a scientifically valid approach to inferring that an intelligent agent was responsible for the development of living systems. He acknowledges that Dembski’s explanatory filter is not sufficient to demonstrate such design causality. He appeals to the work of Charles Lyell, Charles Darwin, and Michael Scriven to . . . → Read More: Historical causal analysis

 

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