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If intelligent design is a "science stopper," why do researchers continue to publish outstanding papers about "design principles" in nature? Evolution News & Views
It likely seems strange to many people when they hear some contemporary Thomists critiquing intelligent design on various grounds. JT Bridges
Fairy tales about survival of survivors contribute nothing to that or any other research. Michael Egnor
Come see a free screening of Blue, a provocative documentary that follows one young man's journey to challenge accepted orthodoxy in the area of the environment. Evolution News & Views
Time Magazine went and interviewed Governor Scott Walker's retired high school teacher. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
In the last year, two major well-funded efforts have launched in Europe and in the U.S. aimed at understanding the human brain using powerful and novel computational methods. Erik J. Larson
New Mexico Science Museum Would Rather Sponsor No Darwin Day Events than a Balanced and Objective One
Suffice to say, this episode provides another illustration of how dogmatic Darwin advocates can be. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
If the backers of this bill want to promote the teaching of creationism, they are going about doing it in a strange way. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Gee, those went fast. Evolution News & Views
During the 1925 Scopes trial, biologist Horatio Hackett Newman contended that there are over 180 vestigial organs and structures in the human body. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The suicide agenda is moving to places where, if it succeeds, the body bags will really begin to pile up. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
What, you can't be bothered to weigh the evidence on an ultimate question and come up with something thoughtful to say? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Volta stands as another example of a great scientist who saw no difficulty in upholding his Christian faith and pursuing a life of science. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
From the Steadily Shrinking Catalogue of "Functionless," "Vestigial" Organs: Now, the Tailbone
The theory of intelligent design does not demand that the coccyx be medically indispensable. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The acclaimed Alan Turing biographical film The Imitation Game is up for multiple Oscars on Sunday. Erik J. Larson
Even conservation groups -- a noble cause -- now seethe with an anti-humanism that is both nihilistic and destructive. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
The major finding in the Nature article to which Casey Luskin referred earlier is, if anything, evidence AGAINST neo-Darwinian evolution. Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
Decades ago researchers Peter and Rosemarie Grant conducted painstaking research on finches in the Galápagos Islands. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The shell's faintly visible "zig zag" triggered an inference to intelligent design. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Mutational pathways to functional variants are accessible in theory more than in practice. Evolution News & Views
Antievolutionists Say the Darndest Things
Antievolutionists often express outrage over alleged incivility from those who oppose their efforts to evade the establishment clause of the First Amendment. But they have no difficulty in dishing out the abuse themselves. Here is a sample from the Invidious Comparisons thread that documents egregious behavior on the part of the religious antievolution advocates.
One thing that Jack Krebs and I agree with is that Pratt can be likened to an outpost under siege in a cultural war.
My wife and I just returned from a trip to Belgium. We visited Bastogne where a few brave Americans of the 101st Airborne Division were surrounded by the German Army during the battle of the bulge. The German attack was led by a crack SS unit that took no prisoners.
What were we fighting against in Bastogne? We were fighting against a Nazi regime that used the philosophy of Naturalism to justify a eugenics program of terrifying proportions. Naturalism is the belief that all phenomena result only from the laws of chemistry and physics and that teleological or design explanations are not valid. Naturalism is not science. It is a belief system.
In the same manner, the defenders in Pratt are fighting against Naturalism, although they may not realize it. Rather than fighting against science, they are actually fighting for science. They are fighting for science that is driven by logic and critical thinking rather than by a philosophy that teaches to the exclusion of all other teachings that we are the products of only chance and necessity. They are fighting for science that is driven by the scientific method rather than science that is driven by a philosophy of Naturalism.
Rather than using logic and good science to support its assault on the brave contingent in Pratt, the KCFS is using tactics one would expect from those that besieged Bastogne: scare tactics, misinformation and no substantive discussion of the real issues.
So, we are back looking at Pratt as the bombs fall. The question is whether the Board and the Community will be supported by the rest of us as they have had the guts that General McAullife and the other brave Americans had that cold winter day in Bastogne 54 years ago. McAullife's reply was very simple when asked to surrender: "Nuts!" McAullife and the 101st were subsequently relieved by elements of Patton's Third Army. In the same way we all need to rise up and put our hands together for the Pratt Board and Pratt Citizens that have just characterized the outrageous censorship by the science establishment as "Nuts!"