British Philosopher, 1864 to 1937. Studied at the University of Oxford, and later was a professor there as well as at the University of Southern California. His philosophy was very similar to and often aligned with the pragmatism of William James, although he refered to it as humanism. 1864 was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... 1937 was a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The University of Oxford, located in the city of Oxford in England, is the oldest university in the English-speaking world. ... The University of Southern California (also known as USC), Southern Californias oldest private research university, is located in the urban center of Los Angeles, California. ... Pragmatism is a school of philosophy which originated in the United States in the late 1800s. ... William James William James (January 11, 1842, New York - August 26, 1910, Chocorua, New Hampshire). ... Humanism is a general term for many different lines of thought which focus on common solutions to common human issues. ...
FerdinandCanningScottSchiller was born on 16 August 1864 in Nord-Schleswig, Denmark.
Schiller was the primary English representative of pragmatism, defending its principles and elaborating its theories for a mostly European audience.
In the area of eugenics, Schiller was also a vigorous advocate of a variety of eugenics "reforms." He was a founding member of the English Eugenics Society, served as its Vice-President in 1909, and sat on its Council in 1910-11, 1916, and 1936.
Intelligent design in the late 20th century can be seen as a modern reframing of natural theology seeking to change the basis of science and undermine evolution theory.
Scott and Branch say that intelligent design is an argument from ignorance because it relies upon a lack of knowledge for its conclusion: lacking a natural explanation for certain specific aspects of evolution, we assume intelligent cause.
This argument can be seen as a rebuttal to advocates of intelligent design who claim that only a sentient creator could have arranged the universe in such a way as to be conducive to life (see for example specified complexity arguments or fine-tuning arguments).
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