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Dennis Prager: "Every Natural and Physical Law Is Exquisitely Tuned to Produce Life, and Ultimately Man, on Earth"
There's someone called Keith Dalton, aka "Mr. Deity," who appears in a series of self-made videos mocking religion. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Dr. Plummer's former Discovery Institute colleagues will always recall with respect and appreciation his contributions to sane law and sound science. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
You don't have to advocate intelligent design to do design-based science. Arguably that's how most science is done anyway. Evolution News & Views
"I think we should really take a step back and allow the community of scholars to engage in this and think about these things." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
We've devoted many posts to documenting whoppers about Darwinian evolution and intelligent design on Wikipedia. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Francis Collins and Bill Nye. This one is a keeper. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Darwinian theory, by its very nature, demands this zealous emphasis on isolated, randomly generated characteristics or events -- warring trivia, basically. Denyse O'Leary
Up until now it has been believed that most organisms use the same genetic code to specify how to make proteins. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin takes a look at an open letter that Professor Massimo Pigliucci, philosopher and evolutionary biologist, wrote for his "Community of Reason," which he describes as "the broad set...
Campus speech codes, forbidding politically incorrect ideas from being expressed, blossomed in the Reagan era, fueled by anti-Reagan rage. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, physicist Rob Sheldon talks with Casey Luskin about how there has been a paradigm shift in cosmological thought. Though cosmologists used to believe that the universe existed eternally in a...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer is on The Universe Next Door to discuss Thomas Nagel's controversial book Mind & Cosmos: Why the Materialist Neo-Darwinian Conception of Nature Is Almost Certainly False. Nagel, a...
There was the Type III Secretion System some Darwinists tried to imagine as a stepping-stone to the bacterial flagellum, but the Type IV is radically different. Evolution News & Views
It's hard to resist comparing heavy-weights like Louis -- critics of ID who nevertheless engage the issues -- to naysayers who specialize in running from a fight. Evolution News & Views
Well, it's here in the sense that it's here in our offices, though it won't go on sale until June 3. Evolution News & Views
The little we know of early religion was not predicted by naturalist theses -- and has not confirmed any of them. Denyse O'Leary
Karl Giberson wants us to think that true tails are some kind of a regression to an earlier form. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
As I'm learning at a conference, it is interesting how important evolution seems to be to the entire concept of transhumanism. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
The Whitewash Continues: Cosmos Conceals the Sources of Scientific Inspiration for Michael Faraday, James Clerk Maxwell
When admitting faith's role in the history of science would be most appropriate, Cosmos invariably falls silent. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
In The Descent of Man, Charles Darwin cited the tailbone (coccyx) as a supposed vestigial feature. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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!"