Most people don’t have journal access, so it’s always wonderful when academic papers are made available for free online – it’s even better when the papers are related to ID and evolution! The latest edition of Synthese, a philosophy journal, has a theme, and that theme is “Evolution and its rivals” (in other words: “Intelligent design and why it’s wrong – philosophers of science give their perspective”). The edition’s ten papers are free to download until the 31st of December, but don’t be lazy and miss out!
- Wesley Elsberry and Jeffrey Shallit take on William Dembski’s ideas about information theory and irreducible complexity in their paper, Information theory, evolutionary computation, and Dembski’s “complex specified information”
- John S. Wilkins has an accessible look into the question, Are creationists rational?
- Barbara Forrest examines the epistemology of ID and addresses arguments for its inclusion in school curricula, in The non-epistemology of intelligent design: its implications for public policy
Hat-tip to John S. Wilkins himself.