the nature of nature

Most popular level ‘arguments for God’ are based on the ‘art/artisan’ analogy, which is probably dismissed a little to easily at times.  But nature can still quite rightly and easily seen to be God’s creation even if it was not ‘artificially‘ designed.  Artifacts are designed by an artisan, and ‘natural’ things have a mystifying yet… Continue reading the nature of nature

purposeful chance

Succinct and razor sharp as always, James Chastek discusses how so-called ‘blind chance’ events can be used for a purpose – giving two excellent illustrations (coin-toss and cement mixing). This (for me) completely takes the wind out of the Dawkins-like assurance that big, bad ‘chance’ is an enemy of design and/or God ((and it probably… Continue reading purposeful chance