Tag Archives: john lennox

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Ultimate questions

I've pretty much decided to retire this blog, and eventually import its archive into A Borrowed Flame (see here for why), however, why not go out with a bit of bang, with one last philosophical hurrah? My friend Chrys, who has given ...

Caught in the net? A reply to @askegg

Andrew Skegg recently posted a reply to an older post of mine highlighting Eddington's fishing-net analogy: Science is not the only way of knowing… Scientists who deny this would be well advised to consider limits of their own tools… [Eddington] described ...

Lennox, Dawkins and the ‘intellectually trivial’

The Auguust issue of Eternity has an insightful interview with John Lennox. I thought I'd just share this snippet: I noticed that in recent months and the last few years, in fact, that the German speaking world is very, very critical ...

John Lennox on Q&A

I can always tell when ABC's Q&A programme is on because my twitter stream gets filled up with people yelling at the politicians on their screens. This week, however, was politician free, a special panel on issues of faith and ...

Rational Intelligibility and Special Pleading

In this video which I posted recently, Professor John Lennox argues that the rational intelligibility of the universe points towards a rationally intelligent cause. I made a similar point on twitter to which my regular sparring partner replied: In the interests ...

Christianity and the Tooth Fairy

John Lennox is a professor at Oxford University where he teaches mathematics and the philosophy of science.

Naturalism and fishing nets

Trying to argue with someone who is using circular reasoning can be very frustrating. Quite often, evangelical atheists will defend their philosophical naturalism by pointing to science. There is often a hidden assumption of Scientism too, whereby only empirical proof ...

Video: Why I love Science – a review.

Here's a very good example of the quasi-religious way in which some hold to Scientism: (via Godless.biz) Of course, it's a well produced video, with a soundtrack designed to go straight to the emotions, but let's unpack it a little. First of all, let ...

Lennox on reductionism

Here are a couple of excerpts from God's Undertaker: has science buried God? by the Oxford Professor, John Lennox where he critiques materialist reductionism. I posted these quotes in the discussion about materialist reductionism and Keith Ward but I think they ...

Kieth Ward, Materialist reductionism, semiotic meaning and the mind-brain problem, trains and cakes.

Andrew Skegg recently posted a blog post called Is empiricism self-refuting? It was a little confusing as the issue in question was actually more about whether Materialism is self-refuting, and to further confuse things, the opening quote (which I suspect ...