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Scientists at Georgia Tech assure the public that "life could have evolved with ease." Um, not quite. Evolution News & Views
We're proud of you, Houston Chapter! Evolution News & Views
Yes, it's no coincidence that this follows on the heels of the Royal Society gathering. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
It takes some imagination and daring to advance this critique, which is so thoroughly counterintuitive. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
As always, the winsome Dr. Behe did a fine job of making arcane scientific questions understandable. Jonathan Witt http://www.discovery.org/p/97
Are they right? Consider an analogy from human technology. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Dr. Axe is a protein chemist and primary advocate of intelligent design. But you've probably wondered what he does for fun. Evolution News & Views
The rap is that ID only stands on the sidelines of science, bellyaching about Darwinism's never-ending series of triumphs. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
There's a simple logic about the Nobel Prize for Chemistry awarded this week. Evolution News & Views
For Darwinists, colonizing religion is an especially high priority. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Moves are afoot to destroy medical conscience clauses under which doctors, nurses, and others can refuse to participate in abortions and assisted suicide. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Doesn't this beg a profound question? You could ask James Tour, or Michael Behe. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
It's a depressed teenager's nihilism -- but proved by science! -- versus an exalted picture of the cosmos. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
"When you don't know what something is, you have to consider everything," says Johns Hopkins physicist Simeon Bird. Jonathan Witt http://www.discovery.org/p/97
Much of modern research on animal "language" reminds me of a remark by one of my favorite comedians. Michael Egnor
"Common science," akin to common sense, is what protein chemist Douglas Axe calls an activity we've all grown up doing. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
You've heard of the genome. Get ready for the proteome. Evolution News & Views
Texas is in the process of streamlining its science standards, which means that Darwinists are ringing alarm bells. Sarah Chaffee
There are numerous unresolved problems for the RNA World thesis. Stephen Meyer mentions many of them. Evolution News & Views
Scientists with no affinity for the design hypothesis admit that the odds against the first life self-assembling are horrendously steep. 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!"