Once again, today’s hot news comes from the Discovery Institute. You’ll be stunned by the latest post at their creationist blog. It’s titled Melissa Cain Travis: Explaining the Uncanny “Cosmic Resonance” of Mathematics, and it was written by Klinghoffer.
You’re probably wondering who Melissa Cain Travis is. The Discoveroids have posted about her a few times before — e.g.: Discoveroids: The Designer Created Science. In that post we used Amazon’s bio information about her. Among other things, they said that she’s an Assistant Professor of Christian Apologetics at Houston Baptist University. Let’s see what Klinghoffer wants to tell us about her. Here are some excerpts from his post, with bold font added by us for emphasis, and occasional Curmudgeonly interjections that look [like this]:
We are starting to release video selections from the 2021 Dallas Science & Faith Conference. Up first is Melissa Cain Travis, author of Science and the Mind of the Maker.
We looked for her book at Amazon, and here it is. The publisher is Harvest House —- a Christian publishing company, but not a vanity press. Okay, back to Klinghoffer, who gushes about her book:
This is a very fresh and creative presentation asking about the unnatural “cosmic resonance,” as she calls it, that exists between the mathematical order underlying the universe and the qualities of our own minds that allow us to understand that order. We take this for granted, but it really is uncanny [Gasp!] and demands an explanation.
Fascinating (as Spock would say). We use mathematics when we do physics, or astronomy, or other science, and we never before realized that doing so reveals an unnatural cosmic resonance. But now, at last, our eyes have been opened! After that amazing revelation, Klinghoffer tells us:
Travis considers the history of Western thinking from Pythagoras and the pre-Socratic philosophers to Philo of Alexandria and onward. She asks whether theism or naturalism is better equipped to provide the needed explanation.
Wow — what a question!
That’s all there is to Klinghoffer’s post, except for a video at the end which seems to be Melissa’s presentation at the Discoveroids’ Dallas conference. We know you’re intrigued by what you’ve just learned about her, so go ahead, click over there and wallow in her wisdom. Then come back and tell us all about it.
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