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Сътворяване – Еволюция – Интелигентен дизайн, или: Краят на една дискусия в апология на философията
Creation – Evolution – Intelligent Design, or: The End of a Discussion in Defense of Philosophy

Author(s): Stefan Penov
Subject(s): Religion and science , Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science
Published by: Институтът по философия и социология при БАН
Keywords: creation; evolution; intelligent design; development; dirigisme; determination; information; philosophy-science-religion; logic; ontology; epistemology; physics; biology

Summary/Abstract: We will nowise deny the principles of progressive development, change, and movement, insofar as it is in them that life and the arising of the new consists. The concept of an Intelligent Design is no worse than Creationism and is better than an evolutionism based on materialistic determinism. The opposite would be peace, steadiness, degradation, miracle or death. Here we consider and pay attention to the leading principles of philosophy and to certain scientific laws that cannot be ignored and are far from a primitive and tabular Neo-Darwinian evolutionism. The same principle applies to the concept of the Big Bang and the development of the Universe. Specifically, we emphasize that the controversy of creationism vs. evolutionism is both scientifically outdated and philosophically one-sided and ill-considered. Philosophy, as a third factor, is the truth to which religion and science are subordinated. Process philosophy – for example, that of A. N. Whitehead – retains substances and provides the opportunity for development. Whether some like it or not, it does not exclude the idea of Creation.

  • Issue Year: XXVII/2018
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 109-120
  • Page Count: 12
  • Language: English, Bulgarian