1. General Term: Biological Agents
Biological Agents An organism used to
control a particular pest. This includes toxins produced by organisms, plants or
animals. The chosen organism might
be a predator, parasite, or disease, which will attack the pest.
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2. Intelligent Design Topic: The Distinction Between Natural and Non-Natural De...
wants to know what sorts of biological systems should be expected from a non-natural designer. What's more, Sober claims that if the design theorist cannot answer this question (i.e., cannot predict the sorts of biological systems that might be
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3. Intelligent Design Topic: Must All the Design in the Natural World Be Front-...
we are dealing with human agents whose actions in history are reasonably well understood. But the distinction he would draw between this example, involving the transmission of texts, and the previous biological example, involving the origin of
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4. Divine Action Topic: Wildman, Wesley J. Evaluating the Teleological Ar...
outside those achieved by
agents, can exhaustively be explained solely by means of efficient causes. His
position includes scientific and philosophical arguments about the sufficiency
of efficient causal explanations.
The second stage
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5. Information Science Topic: Machines and Beings
complex objects. Many biological systems are extremely complex, but effects can
still be traced to external causes. They will only disappear into objects that
possess sufficient complexity and internal degrees of freedom that our
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6. Information Science Topic: No Thinking Necessary?
they are certainly agents where computer programmes are not. But
the degrees of complexity and internal freedom that we see in the next few
generations of robotics will surely remain a far cry from biological systems.
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