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    The end of science? On human cognitive limitations and how to overcome them.Maarten Boudry, Michael Vlerick & Taner Edis - 2020 - Biology and Philosophy 35 (1):1-16.
    What, if any, are the limits of human understanding? Epistemic pessimists, sobered by our humble evolutionary origins, have argued that some parts of the universe will forever remain beyond our ken. But what exactly does it mean to say that humans are ‘cognitively closed’ to some parts of the world, or that some problems will forever remain ‘mysteries’? In this paper we develop a richer conceptual toolbox for thinking about different forms and varieties of cognitive limitation, which are often conflated (...)
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  2. The GHOST In The Universe: God in Light of Modern Science.Taner Edis - 2004 - American Journal of Theology and Philosophy 25 (2):183-185.
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    Science and Nonbelief.Taner Edis - 2006 - 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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    Truth and Consequences: When Is It Rational to Accept Falsehoods?Taner Edis & Maarten Boudry - 2019 - Journal of Cognition and Culture 19 (1-2):147-169.
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    Modern Science and Conservative Islam: An Uneasy Relationship.Taner Edis - 2009 - Science & Education 18 (6-7):885-903.
  6. How Godel's Theorem Supports the Possibility of Machine Intelligence.Taner Edis - 1998 - 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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    Beyond Physics? On the Prospects of Finding a Meaningful Oracle.Taner Edis & Maarten Boudry - 2014 - 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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    Rejecting Materialism: Responses to Modern Science in the Muslim Middle East.Taner Edis & Saouma BouJaoude - 2014 - In Michael R. Matthews (ed.), International Handbook of Research in History, Philosophy and Science Teaching. Springer. pp. 1663-1690.
    In the past centuries, most Muslims have encountered modern science as a Western import. To avoid being overwhelmed by the military and commercial advantages enjoyed by technologically advanced nations, Middle Eastern Muslim societies had to begin adopting modern knowledge. As westernization started to shape social structures and institutions as well as technologies, conservative Muslim responses to modern science typically became conditioned by the demands of cultural defense. Many Muslim thinkers argued that upholding the religious character of Muslim civilization meant borrowing (...)
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  9. A False Quest For A True Islam.Taner Edis - 2007 - Free Inquiry 27:48-51.
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    Debating Design.Taner Edis - 2005 - Philosophy Now 50:42-44.
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    Atheism and the Rise of Science.Taner Edis - 2013 - In Stephen Bullivant & Michael Ruse (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Atheism. Oxford University Press. pp. 398.
    Atheists, conservative theists, and religious liberals often read the history of science in ways that support their own position. Atheists expect continual mutual support between science and nonbelief, conservatives emphasize theistic metaphysical foundations for science; and liberals find a historical development toward separate spheres for science and religion. The rise of science was more complicated than anticipated by any of these stories. Atheism and science have usually developed almost independently, with weak connections. Today, the naturalism of modern scientific descriptions of (...)
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  12. Is the Universe Rational?Taner Edis - 2010 - Free Inquiry 30:27-29.
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  13. Science and Religion - An Accidental World.Taner Edis - 2002 - Free Inquiry 22.
     
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  14. Science and Religion - Flipping a Quantum Coin.Taner Edis - 2003 - Free Inquiry 23.
     
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