Adam Blatner

February 6, 2009
Having just attended another symposium on science versus religion, I am again motivated to propose a simple synthesis to this seeming conundrum: On one hand, I find some parts of the argument from design (ID) plausible (and this part of the argument is elaborated on another webpage: The Fine-Tuned Universe.), alas, other parts of the ID argument are problematic---i.e., those that link Design to a traditional concept of God. That association requires a different set of ideas that involve increasingly far-fetched leaps of faith, an entirely different type or level of (not-at-all) reason. The critique of this argument may be found on yet another associated web-page on this website: A Biblical God: Questioning the Leaps of Faith. However, if we re-conceptualize the nature of God and how God works to be something more organically immanent in the cosmos---somewhat imore in line with the process philosophy of Alfred North Whitehead, Charles Hartshorne, and others, many of the seeming difficulties are resolved.
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Further Discussion of a somewhat more balanced approach is pursued on yet another website titled Intelligent Design.

Other papers related to thoughts about spirituality, myth-making, and the like may be found by clicking above on the link to "papers" (they are noted near the bottom of the list after papers about psychology and psychodrama)