Whitehead’s Divine Function (response to Knowledge Ecology)

Adam/Knowledge Ecology has responded to my comment about the role of the divine in Whitehead's metaphysical scheme. Let me say at the get go that Whitehead himself acknowledged that he didn't sufficiently work out the relationship between God and the World in Process and Reality. I approach Whitehead's scheme, then, as a hacker might go [...]

Causality in Whitehead’s Panentheism

Plasticbodies has posted another volley in the theism-nihilism discussion, this time drawing attention to causality. He asks: What does process theology give us that a (process) naturalism cannot? Or, put otherwise, how does one get from nature to divinity without begging the question? I'll paste my comments in response here: I have written quite a [...]

Aristotle and the historical myopia of science

Another response to PZ Myers' blog. I'm responding to this fellow in particular:   Aristotle decided observation was irrelevant? Are you joking? If we are going to base physics on how nature is actually experienced, then Galileo is the one ignoring observation. Galilean physics are based on ideal geometrical models, not actual observation, where friction [...]