"...even those who cannot accept the theist alternative should admit that Plantinga’s criticisms of naturalism are directed at the deepest problem with that view—how it can account for the appearance, through the operation of the laws of physics and chemistry, of conscious beings like ourselves, capable of discovering those laws and understanding the universe that they govern. Defenders of naturalism have not ignored this problem, but I believe that so far, even with the aid of evolutionary theory, they have not proposed a credible solution. ..."
Sunday, October 14, 2012
A Philosopher Defends Religion
Thomas Nagel reviews Where the Conflict Really Lies: Science, Religion, and Naturalism, by Alvin Plantinga