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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Podcasts in the intelligent design controversy 5: Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design

In this ID the Future podcast, Casey Luskin interviews Bradley J. Monton, Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, about his new book Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends Intelligent Design (Broadview Press, 2009). As the book’s title suggests, Monton is an atheist who feels that some intelligent design (ID) arguments hold merit and are worth taking seriously. Listen to this podcast as Monton explains how ID-critics commonly dismiss the theory through fallacious objections that do not address the actual arguments of ID-proponents.
Go here to listen.

[From Denyse: I've written about Monton before, here. Here's his book on the subject, and here's his view of the recent Bloggingheads controversy (That ol' time magic! ID theorist disappears in broad Internet daylight). Monton, as I read him, is an atheist of the old, rational school, like Antony Flew (before he became a deist/theist). He thinks the ID theorists are wrong, but agrees that - based on evidence - they have a case worth arguing. He is clearly far more interested in pursuing ideas than in protecting institutions, but that's what a philosopher should be, and shame on those who aren't.]

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