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21. Intelligent Design Topic: Doing what comes naturally
from pure randomness to full determinism, and all variations between - in one mathematically convenient formalism. Although the unwary reader might easily be confused, Dembski usually designates this full spectrum of causal possibilities by
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22. Intro Topic: Genes and Sin
the notion of genetic determinism raises serious theological questions, because if our behavior is largely determined by our genes then what becomes of the idea of free will - the notion that we have a choice about how we act? If we don't
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23. Technology Topic: Recommended Reading
Ted, Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom. London and New York: Routledge, rev. ed. 2003. Peterson, Gregory, Minding God: Theology and the Cognitive Sciences. Minneapolis MN: Fortress Press, 2003. Peters,
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24. General Term: Chaos Theory
philosophical link between determinism and predictability. Still since it is describable by deterministic equations, chaos theory supports a strictly deterministic philosophy of nature, although within subtle epistemic limits. It is possible,
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25. General Term: Quantum Theory
These include ontological indeterminism (Heisenberg), ontological determinism (Einstein, David Bohm --- as stressed recently by Jim Cushing), or many worlds ( Everett ); as involving consciousness (Von Neumann, Eugene Wigner , Roger
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26. Physics Topic: The Theology of Providence
Simon Laplace combined the determinism of NewtonÂ’s equations with epistemological and metaphysical reductionism to portray all of nature as an impersonal mechanism. David Hume challenged the arguments for God as first cause and as
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27. Physics Topic: Quantum Physics
to a fundamental indeterminism in reality. Werner Heisenberg argued this way: the chance aspects of quantum phenomena are due to an ontological property, indeterminism, which holds at the quantum level in the world. Albert Einstein and
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28. Resources: Books on Biology, Genetics and Theology
Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom Sociobiology: The New Synthesis The Creationists The Human Factor The Selfish Gene Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History
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29. Resources: CTNS Recommended: Intermediate Level
Playing God? Genetic Determinism and Human Freedom . (New York and London: Routledge, 1997). ISBN: 0415915228. ______, and Gaymon Bennett , eds. Bridging Science and Religion . ( London : 2002). ISBN: 0334028930.
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30. Science and the Spiritual Quest Interview: Robert Russell Introduces CTNS an...
Free Will and Determinism Contributed by CTNS
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