Dr. Paul Nelson will present a talk, followed by Q&A, on "The Promise of Design Triangulation for Biological Discovery". This webinar is sponsored by the Colorado Chapter of Discovery Institute's Science & Culture Network, with support from the SoCal and Houston Chapters.
If you have ever successfully figured out how something complicated worked, by observing the system carefully, and then inferring from what you can see to what you haven't yet seen, you have used a method of reasoning we can call "design triangulation." Design triangulation is widely employed in biology, in practice if not in name, to predict the functional features of cells or organisms, before those features have actually been observed. The method employs key assumptions about designed rationality that really only make sense if intelligent design is true.
Paul Nelson is an Adjunct Professor in the Master of Arts Program in Science & Religion at Biola University and a Senior Fellow at Discovery Institute. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago Department of Philosophy in 1988 where his research focused on the philosophy of biology and evolutionary theory. He is a member of the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) and the International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB).
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