Darwin's Black Box - Michael J. Behe and Intelligent Design

Niall

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I really enjoyed this interview. I have to admit that I never heard of Matthew Ehret before, but he's like a true Renaissance Thinker! I couldn't find anything about his education (not that it matters since he's obviously very smart/wise), but I'm just curious – is he like a 'self learned' genius or something?

I'd love to hear more interviews with him.
Ehret has been submitting articles to Sott.net for several years, many of which were Sott Focuses.

I don't know the extent of his current involvement, but I can tell by the things he writes about that Ehret is from the LaRouche/Schiller 'school of thought', which holds that an evil oligarchy - more or less continuously since Roman times - has enslaved the world. Today the oligarchy's global empire is essentially British, not American (nor 'Jewish'), centered on the City of London rather than Washington DC.

The LaRouchers are in many respects colinear with our 'school' or network: they have a solid grasp of the threat from near-Earth asteroids, they understand (and heavily promote) Eurasian integration as the new model for world cooperation (and were doing so long before Xi Jinping announced 'One Belt One Road'), they promote and extol the virtues of classical culture in architecture, art and music, and much more besides. They've been variously attacked as 'fascists', a 'cult', 'conspiracy theorists', etc.

I suppose a big difference between us is that they believe the masses can be led to 'the obvious solutions presented by Reason', and that if they work hard to lobby power centers like the US Congress and the CCP, form think-tanks and organize symposia, they can convert potential 'visionaries' and 'builders of a better future world' and one day realize Lyndon LaRouche's vision(s). By contrast, we believe such an 'external' effort to be futile proselytism, that what is or not 'Reason' is often nigh-on-impossible to deduct, and that individuals must come to realizations of what is and what ought to be of their own accord, thus we focus on 'internal' efforts (while maintaining something of a 'public access program' through FOTCM and Sott.net to attract said 'visionaries' and 'builders of a better future world').

I can pick faults in their philosophy and analyses of world events (it appears, for example, that the movement, on the whole, bought into the Covid-19 narrative), but their decades-long contributions to geopolitics and education generally has been immense so I prefer not to criticize them and instead be selective about which of their published content to share on Sott.net.

By the way, William Engdahl, Webster Tarpley and other highly productive and insightful 'revisionist' historians and 'conspiracy theory' essayists, came through or are products of this movement/school. Search for Lyndon LaRouche, the Schiller Institute, and Executive Intelligence Review. Their origin story is fascinating, as are much of their ideas and content.
 

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Thank you guys for this awesome show. Such a joy listening to Ehret. What a mind!

One thing I found odd though is his idea that there was a war between Planck/Einstein and Bohr/Heisenberg that decided the fate of modern physics. That seems way overblown to me. I looked at his article Symphony in Space where he lays out his thinking, but frankly I couldn't find much substance concerning quantum physics and the alleged antagonism between Planck/Einstein and Bohr/Heisenberg, although it is true of course that there were heated discussions about it back then. But it is also true that Heisenberg was influenced a lot by Einstein, and he was on good terms with Planck, who convinced Heisenberg to stay in Germany when the Nazis took over. And btw, Heisenberg was an accomplished classical pianist too :) As for Bohr, he certainly was an odd guy with some strange ideas, but he was also very insightful in many ways. It is true that he had an extraordinary influence on the interpretation of quantum physics, but to my mind at least, there are positive aspects about this as well. (Materialists and free will-deniers hate it by the way.) And it's not that the Copenhagen school wasn't challenged. There are dozens of interpretations of quantum mechanics around. So on this point, Ehret quite lost me. It would be interesting to hear his opinion on Heisenberg's book "physics and beyond", which is kind of an inside scoop on what went on in Bohr's circle and quantum mechanics in general when it was first conceived.
Well there you go. On this, you know more than the MindMatters guest, who was apparently motivated to write an article about it because he sees things through a certain 'historical dialectic'.

You, knowing more, understand that there are nuances and cross-overs which 'spoil' such a 'neat contrast' as Ehret has laid out.

I can do likewise with his geopolitical analyses or 'history of oligarchy', but I generally don't because he's bringing new information to me that I hadn't heard of or considered before.

I'm thinking his 'idée(s) fixe(s)' may break down some day and he'll - maybe - 'join' us! In the meantime, I encourage readers to support him by sharing his work, and/or supporting him financially if they're so inclined. He's probably hard up as a struggling independent writer.
 

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Posting this on "Darwin Eve".
It is only 2 and a half minutes long, and very inspiring!

Just in time for Charles Darwin’s birthday (Feb. 12), scientists from around the world are speaking out in a new video about the compelling evidence of purpose and intelligent design they see in nature.

Intelligent Design has brand new web site, and it is a beauty!
 
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