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Charles Hodge’s Critique of Darwinism

In a 1996 book review, Jonathan Wells explains that Charles Hodge’s critique of Darwinism was made on exclusively philosophical and theological grounds: A modern reader might be surprised to learn that Hodge was not a biblical fundamentalist who defended a literal interpretation of Genesis. Although he was a biblical theologian, he accepted scientific evidence and […]

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John Paul II and Evolution

Some readers have inquired as to whether Pope John Paul II’s views on evolution are consistent with the restrictions of Humani Generis which I included in my essay. I am happy to be corrected on this matter and would invite emails from more informed readers, but my understanding is that, however different in tone, John Paul II’s […]

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Creation and Metaphysics

Dr. Robert Burns has written a short reply to my essay What Depends On An Historical Adam. His post is fair, as far as it goes. I don’t think I ever said that we must “begin” with metaphysics. I suppose that one could begin with whatever discipline was on his or her mind at the […]

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The Science of Dr Nagel

Dr Thomas Nagel’s excellent Mind and Cosmos is, predictably, being denounced by Darwinist inquisitors. Dr Nagel’s new work was bound to provoke a reaction, since it attacks the very foundations of the N.I.C.E. régime, the supposition that reality is constituted of purely material elements and that mind is an epiphenomenon reducible to matter. The soft […]