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  1. Taner Edis & Maarten Boudry (2014). Beyond Physics? On the Prospects of Finding a Meaningful Oracle. Foundations of Science 19 (4):403-422.
    Certain enterprises at the fringes of science, such as intelligent design creationism, claim to identify phenomena that go beyond not just our present physics but any possible physical explanation. Asking what it would take for such a claim to succeed, we introduce a version of physicalism that formulates the proposition that all available data sets are best explained by combinations of “chance and necessity”—algorithmic rules and randomness. Physicalism would then be violated by the existence of oracles that produce certain kinds (...)
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  2. Taner Edis (2013). Atheism and the Rise of Science. In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press. 398.
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  3. Taner Edis (2006). Science and Nonbelief. Greenwood Press.
    Provides an overview of the complex history of the secular tradition of science and its interactions with religions and spiritual traditions.
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  4. Taner Edis (2005). Debating Design. Philosophy Now 50:42-44.
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  5. Taner Edis (1998). How Godel's Theorem Supports the Possibility of Machine Intelligence. Minds and Machines 8 (2):251-262.
    Gödel's Theorem is often used in arguments against machine intelligence, suggesting humans are not bound by the rules of any formal system. However, Gödelian arguments can be used to support AI, provided we extend our notion of computation to include devices incorporating random number generators. A complete description scheme can be given for integer functions, by which nonalgorithmic functions are shown to be partly random. Not being restricted to algorithms can be accounted for by the availability of an arbitrary random (...)
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