Texts, articles and reviews with the label: 'complexity'.

Origin of the Universe: New Perspectives

summary: Explanation of the evolution of model of the Universe we have had from the end of the 19th century to the present day, and discussion of the causes of the crises that made the successive modifications necessary.
Author: Javier Burguete

Darwins Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution. By Michael J. Behe. New York: The Free Press, 1996

summaryBehe successfully dispels the myth that neo-Darwinism has everything under control in explaining the origin of life and of the various biochemical systems needed for various life forms. He attempts to find theoretical grounds for why such an explanation could never be forthcoming from that quarter. In the end, however, he admits he cannot provide such. He is to be commended for stimulating re-examination of the design argument, as well as for doing a marvelous job of putting before our eyes the design of biochemical system, systems which Darwin and Paley did not even know existed. In the final analysis, however, it seems at very least premature to rest one's case for God's existence on tiny gaps.
Author: Marie I. George (St. John's University, New York)

The challenge of interdisciplinarity: difficulties and achievements

summaryWhat interdisciplinarity is not, the motivations of interdisciplinarity, the conditions of interdisciplinarity, the knowledge as synthesis, the methodology of interdisciplinarity and other achievements of interdisciplinary work.
Author: Evandro Agazzi

The Origin of Life and the Evolution of Species: Science and Interpretations 

summaryThe scientific study of the beginnings of the world has in recent historical times raised the biological questions of the origin of life and the evolution of species (understood as the passage from one species to another by generation). In addition to the purely scientific problems they raise (such as the difficulty of establishing solid hypotheses), these studies are often interpreted beyond their possibilities; this article examines some of these interpretations, such as the solidity of our knowledge, chance in evolutionary processes, the struggle in nature, or the global vision of nature.
Author: Antonio Pardo


summaryThe concept of finality, finalistic dimensions of nature, existence and scope of natural finality, natural finality in the current worldview, teleology and transcendence, nature and providence, the intelligibility of nature, bibliography.
Author: Mariano Artigas

The Scientific Quest for Order: Miracles without an Author?

summaryArticle that examines the recent discoveries in self-organisation processes of the subject, and discovers its philosophical and teleological aspect, very different from the merely materialistic one that is usually given to it. (Unpublished article from 1991).
Author: Mariano Artigas

Is intelligent design really science?

summaryExplanation of basic concepts on Intelligent Design: scientific approach, theological considerations, evolution but not Darwinism.
Author: Michael Cook

The limits of science

summaryExplanation of the compatibility of the idea of the Intelligent Design movement with Christian faith and Darwinism.
Author: Michael Cook