Talk

Analysis of Thomas Nagel's Mind and Cosmos

Date recorded: 25 May 2016 | Speaker: Alexander Fink | Event: ELF Science Network
Topic: Philosophy
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Description

When a non-theistic philosopher claims that the "materialist neo-darwinian conception of nature is almost certainly false", Christian scientists must pay attention.  Nagel takes the fine-tuned universe and the emergence of conscious beings for essential facts about our universe that demand an adequate explanation. He gives three main reasons why the materialist neo-Darwinian concept fails as an explanation. But what is Nagel's own proposed solution out of the dilemma? We will discuss the arguments and how they can help us in scientific apologetics.