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The editor, Ulrich Mohrhoff is a German physicist with apparently a strong quantum mechanics background

The Sri Aurobindo International Center in India Granville Sewell 25 November 2007
The Sri Aurobindo International Center of Education, in Pondicherry, India, has recently launched a new on-line journal Anti-Matters , which naturally has a strong Eastern flavor, but is solidly anti-materialist and anti-Darwinist; it provides further evidence that ID, at least the rejection of Darwinism, is not a uniquely American Christian phenomenon. The editor, Ulrich Mohrhoff is a German physicist with apparently a strong quantum mechanics background. This issue has an article discussing my A Second Look at the Second Law essay, which I believe the editor found from a link here at UD. These icons link to social bookmarking sites where readers can share and discover new web pages. This entry was posted Sunday, November 25th, 2007 at 10:37 am and is filed under Intelligent Design. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site. 3 Responses
1 bornagain77 11/25/2007 2:23 pm
Dr. Sewell, I was wanting to read your essay "A Second Look at the Second Law”, but can’t seem to open it, although I can open the other links on your entry.
2 nullasalus 11/25/2007 3:27 pm
Fantastic link, thank you.
And I recommend the “Dismissing God” article on that site to any UD regulars. I was very pleasantly surprised by it.
3 magnan 11/25/2007 3:31 pm
A little off topic, also in the same issue of Antimatters is a great review of Beauregard and O’Leary’s The Spiritual Brain, at http://71.18.123.59/ojs-2.1.1/.....iew/47/39.
In the review, about the only disagreement with the book is over the authors’ faith that science can be expanded and transformed to incorporate mystical experience. Mohrhoff says, “I don’t think it’s possible to convince scientists of the authenticity of a genuine mystical experience unless they themselves have had such an experience, and in that case it’s unnecessary….There is no way of being objective about mystical experiences.”
I agree with this. In practice many scientists will actually take the pathological skeptic position, that no such genuine experience is possible, therefore even if they themselves have had such an experience it must be a brain disorder-caused hallucination.

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