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Researchers glimpse hints at the sun compass Monarch butterflies use for navigation, but many mysteries remain. Evolution News & Views
As Templeton commits $8.7 million to an "evolution rethink," don't let anyone tell you the evolutionary paradigm isn't in serious turmoil. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Celebrity scientist Michio Kaku is the latest to throw his support behind the "Terminator is coming" mantra. Brendan Dixon http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
Penfield began his career as a materialist, convinced that the mind was wholly a product of the brain. He finished as an emphatic dualist. Michael Egnor
With the approaching premiere of Fire-Maker, we asked Dr. Denton for his comments on a well-timed research article. Michael Denton
"Many universities are redoubling their efforts to diversify their faculties in response to last fall's wave of protests," says Georgetown's John Hasnas. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
When Oswald Spengler read Darwin's Origin, he thought the conflation of biology and economics reeked of the English factory. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
As cultures around the world have recognized, fire is the key to human creativity. Evolution News & Views
Says...Michael Shermer, no less? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
A recent study shows that scientists are viewed as "amoral" by most of society. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
An underground supply system astonishes scientists, showing that you can't see a forest by looking at the trees alone. Evolution News & Views
Sometimes it seems much of the most hyped research is about relieving us of the burden of personal moral responsibility. Evolution News & Views
Dr. Weikart's new book, The Death of Humanity, is an important study of the erosion of the most basic values in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the West. Mike Keas
Some of the best science may involve the unearthing of dormant truths. Wilson applies a helpful formulation to this -- "scientific regress." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
If Professor Haarsma's name sounds familiar that may be because he is the husband of BioLogos president Deborah Haarsma. Winston Ewert
The thyroid function of our earliest ancestors must have followed the Goldilocks principle by being just right so they could survive. Howard Glicksman
Experimenting with children's natural mental inclinations to bring about a predetermined conclusion -- sounds like brainwashing, doesn't it? Sarah Chaffee
Absurd habits of thinking can collapse on themselves, suddenly, like the Dutch tulip mania of the 17th century. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Australia's migratory moth points to realities of superfluous design. Evolution News & Views
Evidently not, because atheists and theistic evolutionists keep pumping them out, as they've done for ten years now since the Dover decision. 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!"