On Model Falsification

The empirical movement of modern science in the 19th and 20th centuries raised questions about knowledge.  Hume, Kant, and others asked how we can know and how we might verify that what we know is true?  Hume began with empiricism but had an issue with the reliability...

Framing Darwin in History

The suggestion has been made that nobody thinks original thoughts.  Feyerabend identified the whole of history and culture in which one lives as the source for thought.  At the same time VanTil was pursuing the idea that our fallen nature prohibited us from having a...

On the Trend Toward a Cognitive Evolution

The development of evolutionary theory has been moving steadily in the direction of teleology.   That is, what was to Darwin a random and unguided process became first a driven process and then an intelligent process. Darwin began with a creature’s desire to survive...