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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Podcasts in the intelligent design controversy 2: Rebutting Methodological Materialism: Interview With Angus Menuge, Part Two

On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Angus Menuge on his latest research, including his arguments rebutting methodological materialism, a defense of downward mental causation, and a non-materialist theory of information. Listen in as he shares from his experience debating PZ Myers on how neuroscience actually points to the existence of non-material causes.

Go here to listen.

[From Denyse: I've never had much use for methodological naturalism because, in practice, despite emphatic disclaimers by theists in science, it heavily weights research in sensitive areas toward a materialist standpoint. That is, a materialist theory can be as stupid as the Big Bazooms theory of human evolution and yet appear to make more sense than the obvious immateriality of information and the mind that apprehends it.

See also: Science and society: Methodological naturalism as the religious link between science and government-sponsored atheism]

Introduction to The Spiritual Brain.

Methodological naturalism: If that's the way forward, let's go sideways]

Next: Podcasts in the intelligent design controversy 3: Agents Under Fire: Part One With Angus Menuge

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