Scientific Materialism, Intelligent Design, and the
Cosmological Argument
 

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C O N T E N T S
(Hyper-linked)

BIG BANG COSMOLOGY AND THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD

THE TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD (INTELLIGENT DESIGN)

THEORY OF EVOLUTION

SCIENTIFIC MATERIALISM AND SCIENTIFIC METHOD

SCIENCE AND CHRISTIANITY

BIG BANG COSMOLOGY AND THE COSMOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD

Dialogue With an Atheist Philosophy Professor on the Kalam Cosmological Argument for God's Existence and its Possible Alternatives (+ Part Two) (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr.Ted Drange) 272K

Dialogue With an Atheist on Logical Positivism, and the Existence and Cause (or No Cause) of the Universe (Dave Armstrong vs. Steve Conifer) 118K

The Existence of God and the Beginning of the Universe (William Lane Craig)
The Caused Beginning of the Universe: A Response to Quentin Smith (William Lane Craig)
God and the Initial Cosmological Singularity: A Reply to Quentin Smith (William Lane Craig)
Creation And Big Bang Cosmology (William Lane Craig)
Prof. Grünbaum on Creation (William Lane Craig)
A Response to Grünbaum on Creation and Big Bang Cosmology (William Lane Craig)
The Origin And Creation Of The Universe: A Response to Adolf Grünbaum (William Lane Craig)
Wallace Matson and the Crude Cosmological Argument (William Lane Craig)
The Special Theory of Relativity and Theories of Divine Eternity (William Lane Craig)
Timelessness and Creation (William Lane Craig)
Graham Oppy on the Kalam Cosmological Argument (William Lane Craig)
Prof. Mackie and the Kalam Cosmological Argument (William Lane Craig)
In Defense of the Kalam Cosmological Argument (William Lane Craig, responding to Graham Oppy)
Creation, Providence, and Miracle (William Lane Craig)
The Ultimate Question of Origins: God and the Beginning of the Universe (William Lane Craig)
Creation and Conservation Once More  (William Lane Craig)
A Swift and Simple Refutation of the Kalam Cosmological Argument?  (William Lane Craig, contra John Taylor)
Theism and the Origin of the Universe  (William Lane Craig, contra Quention Smith)
The Thomistic Cosmological Argument for the Existence of God (Thomas Rauchenstein)
The Kalam Cosmological Argument (Thomas Rauchenstein)
Everything That Begins to Exist Has a Cause? (Thomas Rauchenstein)
The Kalam Cosmological Argument: A Summary (Bill Ramey; new URL)

THE TELEOLOGICAL ARGUMENT FOR GOD (INTELLIGENT DESIGN)

Dialogue With Atheists on the  Evolution of the  Eye, Irreducible Complexity, and Intelligent Design (Dave Armstrong vs. Steve Conifer) 186K

Dialogue on Materialist Evolutionary Theory and Intelligent Design (including an examination of St. Augustine's and St. Thomas Aquinas's Views on Creation and Evolution) (Dave Armstrong vs. five agnostics) 121K

Famed Atheist Champion Antony Flew Switches Over to Belief in a Deist God: Studies in Flew's Justification of His Change of Mind and the Predictable Reaction of Atheists 48K

Intelligent Design: Scientists' Observations 72K

Was Skeptical Philosopher David Hume an Atheist? 33K

Albert Einstein's "Cosmic Religion" 9K

EXTERNAL LINKS

Michael J. Behe page
Molecular Machines: Experimental Support for the Design Inference (Michael Behe)
Barrow and Tipler on the Anthropic Principle vs. Divine Design (William Lane Craig)
Science and Design (William A. Dembski)
A Blindfolded Watchmaker: The Arrival of the Fittest (David L. Wilcox)
Biochemistry and Belief (William Bole)
On Attempts to Salvage Paley's Argument From Design (Marie George)

THEORY OF EVOLUTION

Dialogue on Materialist Evolutionary Theory and Intelligent Design (including an examination of St. Augustine's and St. Thomas Aquinas's Views on Creation and Evolution) (Dave Armstrong vs. five agnostics) 121K

Dialogue With Atheists on the  Evolution of the  Eye, Irreducible Complexity, and Intelligent Design (Dave Armstrong vs. Steve Conifer) 186K

EXTERNAL LINKS

The Theory of Creation-Analysis of Biblical Creation Story  (book by Jim Schicatano)
The Gorbachev of Darwinism (Stephen Jay Gould; by Phillip Johnson)
Darwin, Mind, and Meaning (Alvin Plantinga)
Doubts About Darwinism (Peter van Inwagen)
Molecular Biology and Evolution: The Crisis & the Challenge (Thomas B. Fowler)
The Truth About Inherit the Wind (Carol Iannone)
The Age of the Earth and the Universe (Debate w/ Hugh Ross & Duane Gish)
A Personal View of the Evolution Issue (Allan H. Harvey - self-described "evolutionary creationist")
Untangling Evolution (Stephen M. Barr - theistic evolutionist)
Evolution: What the Pope Said (James Akin)
Media Twists Papal Statement on Evolution (Michael S. Rose)
Evolution: A Catholic Perspective (James B. Stenson)

SCIENTIFIC MATERIALISM AND SCIENTIFIC METHOD

A Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, and the Soul Consistent With Christianity
(edited by Dave Armstrong) 269K

Philosophy of Science and the Impossibility of Epistemological "Neutrality" and "Objectivity" (Especially Within Materialist or Logical Positivist Presuppositional Frameworks) (edited by Dave Armstrong) 134K

The Atheist's Boundless Faith in Deo-Atomism ("The Atom-as-God") (Dave Armstrong and Eric Smallwood) 43K

Relative Rational Credibility: Scientific Materialism vs. Christianity (Dan Davis) 4K

Homeopathy, Pragmatic Medicine, Dogmatic Science, and Supposedly "Unscientific" Religion 75K

Dialogue With an Atheist on the Relationship of Christianity and Metaphysics to the Scientific Method (+ Part Two) (Dave Armstrong vs. Sue Strandberg) 256K

Dialogue With Atheists on the  Evolution of the  Eye, Irreducible Complexity, and Intelligent Design (Dave Armstrong vs. Steve Conifer) 186K

Dialogue on Materialist Evolutionary Theory and Intelligent Design (including an examination of St. Augustine's and St. Thomas Aquinas's Views on Creation and Evolution) (Dave Armstrong vs. five agnostics) 121K

Intelligent Design: Scientists' Observations 72K

Flood Geology, the (Global?) Flood, and Uniformitarianism (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Rice)
blog; extensive discussion on BlogBack)

EXTERNAL LINKS

The Unraveling of Scientific Materialism (Phillip Johnson)
Darwinism and Theism (Phillip Johnson)
Darwinism: Science or Philosophy? (Symposium w/ Phillip Johnson, Michael Behe et al)
Methodological Naturalism? (Alvin Plantinga)
The Incompatibility of Naturalism and Scientific Realism (Robert C. Koons)
The Origin of Life and the Death of Materialism (Stephen C. Meyer)

SCIENCE AND CHRISTIANITY

A Philosophy of Mind, Consciousness, and the Soul Consistent With Christianity (edited by Dave Armstrong) 269K
The Galileo Incident: Does it Prove that the Catholic Church is Not Infallible, or that it is Intrinsically Hostile to Science? (Steven L. Kellmeyer, Alexander R. Pruss, Michael W. Martin, and Brad Kaiser) 17K

Early Protestant Hostility Towards Science 19K

Dialogue With an Agnostic on the "Logic of God," Science, Axioms, and Biases (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Jan Schreurs)

Dialogue With an Atheist on the Relationship of Christianity and Metaphysics to the Scientific Method (+ Part Two) (Dave Armstrong vs. Sue Strandberg) 256K

Dialogue on Materialist Evolutionary Theory and Intelligent Design (including an examination of St. Augustine's and St. Thomas Aquinas's Views on Creation and Evolution) (Dave Armstrong vs. five agnostics) 121K

Flood Geology, the (Global?) Flood, and Uniformitarianism (Dave Armstrong vs. Kevin Rice)
blog; extensive discussion on BlogBack)

EXTERNAL LINKS

Origin Of The Human Species  (excellent book by philosophy professor Dr. Dennis Bonnette)
Science and Apologetics Research Forum
God and Science (Jacques Maritain)
C. S. Lewis on Mere Science (M.D. Aeschliman)
Catholic Encyclopedia: ASTRONOMY IN THE BIBLE
Copernican System
Johannes Kepler
Natural Theology: Uniting Science and Christianity Through the Reformed Faith (Toby Vance - theistic evolution website)
On Scientific Truth: A Thomistic Approach to Karl Popper (Mariano Artigas)
RECONCILING OLD LOVERS: JOHN PAUL ON SCIENCE AND FAITH (Michael Sherwin)
Is Science a Threat or Help to Faith? (J.P. Moreland)
Christianity and the Scientific Enterprise (Charles Thaxton)
The Center for Theology & the Natural Sciences
Review of Bible and Science, by Stanley Jaki (Stephen Barr)
Catholic Encyclopedia: Cosmology
Catholic Encyclopedia: CREATION
Catholic Encyclopedia: CREATIONISM
Response to a Form-Critical Interpretation of the First Four Days of Creation (John F. McCarthy)
The Literal Sense of Genesis 1:1-5: The First Day of Creation (John F. McCarthy)
The Second Day of Creation  (John F. McCarthy)
The Creation and Formation of the Physical Universe  (John F. McCarthy)
Science and Religion in Identity Crisis (Stanley Jaki)
The Biblical Basis of Western Science (Stanley Jaki)
Catholic Educators Resource: Essays on Science
Catholic Encyclopedia: Galileo
The Galileo Project
Catalog of the Scientific Community in the 16th and 17th Centuries
Luther and Science (Donald H. Kobe)
The Origin of Science (Paul Haffner)
Medieval Science (James McNelis; NOT presented in order to advocate creationism or Christianity)
The Art of Renaissance Science
The Days of Creation According to St. Augustine (John F. McCarthy)
Thomas Aquinas and Big Bang Cosmology (William Carroll)
Aquinas and the Big Bang (William E. Carroll)
Aquinas' Understanding of Creation is Indispensable (David B. Burrell)
THE FIRST FOUR DAYS OF CREATION ACCORDING TO ST. THOMAS   (John F. McCarthy)
Aquinas on Creation and the Metaphysical Foundations of Science (William E. Carroll)
Human Science: Its Nature and Scope from a Thomistic Standpoint (Mario Enrique Sacchi)
Geocentrism (web page by Gary Hoge, which refutes the view that the sun goes around the earth)

[for related topics see also the Christian Apologetics and Worldview page, the Philosophy and Christianity page, and the Agnosticism page. The Catholic "Scandals" and Shortcomings page has more material on the notorious and much misunderstood  Galileo incident]
 

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Compiled by Dave Armstrong. Thorough URL Revision: 8 March 2004. Updated 18 January 2005.