31. Divine Action Topic: Peacocke, Arthur. Biological Evolution - A Positi...
in turn was elevated to a metaphysical principle by
Jacques Monod, who rejected Gods involvement in evolution, but Peacocke
disagrees. Instead, chance connotes the many ways in which potential forms of
organization are thoroughly explored
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32. Divine Action Topic: Stoeger, Willam R., S.J. The Immanent Directional...
the epistemological and metaphysical
assumptions which underlie his approach. He then turns to a lengthy discussion
of the scientific account of directionality drawing on such areas as cosmology ,
astronomy, chemistry, geophysics, biology,
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33. Divine Action Topic: Stoeger, William R. Epistemological and Ontologic...
essential metaphysical presuppositions, then, are the principle of sufficient
reason (what we observe in some way points to an underlying cause) and the
principle of relationality (the reality with which we interact is a part of
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34. Genetics Topic: Are We Asking Our Scientists to Play God?
attempt to give metaphysical meaning
to its emerging technological relationship with nature. Rifkins message is that we ought to let nature be. In advocating
this hands off policy, Rifkin does not appeal to any
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35. Divine Action Topic: Happel, Stephen The Soul and Neuroscience: Possib...
coheres with Aquinass metaphysical vocabulary regarding
intellectual powers: the world of interiority that Husserl examines turns from
the consciousness of the subject to a self- reflexive knowledge of that
subject; the unified body and
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36. Divine Action Topic: Gilkey, Langdon. The God of Nature.
upon a particular metaphysical
structuring of experience.
Consequently, the aspects of
nature suggested by the sciences must be represented in ontological categories.
Beyond and through the abstractions of the scientific
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37. Biography: Sir John Templeton
and Religious Science. Those metaphysical
churches espouse a non-literal view of heaven and hell, and suggest a shared
divinity between God and humanity. "We realize that our own divinity arises
from something more than merely being 'God's
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38. Science and Religion Topic: Stephen Meyer: The New Cosmology: Theistic Impl...
a need for some religious or metaphysical explanation.
I believe in the concept of God and in His existence.
Charles Townes, Nobel Laureate
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39. Divine Action Topic: Barbour, Ian. Neuroscience, Artificial Intelligen...
provides a supportive
metaphysical framework for understanding the concept of human nature that he
has developed in this essay. Alfred North Whitehead s philosophy emphasizes
processes or events rather than substances. These events
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40. Information Science Topic: Agency: Human, Robotic and Divine
within revised metaphysical systems. Process thinkers, for example,
speculate that matter possesses a mental-like property that is undetectable in
simple systems .
Followers of Bohm see consciousness as an aspect of the underlying
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