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"De-growth," Draconian Malthusianism, humans depicted as "maggots" or "cancer" on the Earth -- that's what I call a "war on humans." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Monday at Missouri State University, Nelson Will Debate Shermer on the Rationality of Design Reasoning
Is it irrational to infer that the arrangement of stones at Stonehenge reflects purposeful design when we admittedly cannot say exactly by what means the stones came together as they are? Evolution News & Views
"Behe's concept of irreducible complexity has not been falsified by computer models." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
This year's event featured Discovery Institute fellows Michael Behe, William Dembski, Douglas Axe, John West and others, including Vern Poythress from Westminster Theological Seminary. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
I did not watch the sixth episode of Cosmos on April 13, but I'm told that it included animations to illustrate the molecular workings of a chloroplast. Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
In June 1999, Paul Nelson and I flew to Kunming in southern China to attend an International Symposium on The Origins of Animal Body Plans and Their Fossil Record. Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
Cosmos Episode 6: Science as the New Sacred, and Failed Darwinian Predictions About Insects and Flowers
If that doesn't make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside, I suppose I don't know what will. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
In February 1999, I had arranged for a talk at the University of Washington for Jun-Yuan Chen, a Chinese paleontologist who was an acknowledged expert on the Cambrian explosion. Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
Assisted suicide is not about terminal illness. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Today is the anniversary of Wallace's public break with Darwin over the issue of teleology in nature. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
Today at 2 PM Pacific on the Medved Show, Stephen Meyer Will Debate Rev. Michael Dowd of "Thank God for Evolution" Fame
If pro-evolution pastor Michael Dowd didn't exist, it would surely be well past time for someone to invent him. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
For all practical purposes, today's humans are orphans, seeking our roots via scraps and artifacts, many of unknown authenticity or significance. Denyse O'Leary
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin is again on The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward, this time discussing Darwin's Doubt and what it adds to the discussion about one of the most important...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, listen in on Casey Luskin's conversation with Dr. Stephen Webb as they discuss Dr. Webb's recent debate on intelligent design with Stephen Meredith at First Things. Dr. Webb explains "occasionalism"...
World Magazine elicited this delightful and very telling anecdote from Stephen Meyer. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
The recent importation by Ball State and Amarillo College of "academic integrity" into the domain of academic freedom is straight out of left field. Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
I'm just back from a busy speaking trip with Steve Meyer and thought I would give a quick recap of one event, in Richmond, Virginia. Andrew McDiarmid http://www.evolutionnews.org
Slowly the liberal left -- that is, the ones are not committed to illiberal suppression of opposing viewpoints -- is finding its voice. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
Whoa, some scientists appear to have way too much free time their hands! David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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!"