Zombie Science

Darwin's Theory Feeds on Raw Materialism

Most of us think of science as the enterprise of seeking truth by formulating hypotheses and testing them against the evidence. This is empirical science. It has broadened and deepened our understanding of the world, and, together with human creativity, it has contributed to the advances in technology and medicine on which modern civilization depends.

Sometimes, however, science is defined as the enterprise of providing natural explanations for everything—that is, accounting for all phenomena in terms of material objects and the physical forces among them. Many scientists defend this definition on the grounds of "methodological naturalism"—the view that science is limited to naturalistic...

Jonathan Wells holds Ph.D.s in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California at Berkeley, and in Religious Studies from Yale University. A Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, he is the author of Icons of Evolution (2000), The Myth of Junk DNA (2011), and other books..
This article originally appeared in Salvo, Issue #40, Spring 2017 Copyright © 2024 Salvo | www.salvomag.com https://salvomag.com/article/salvo40/zombie-science


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