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Computing the "Best Case" Probability of Proteins from Actual Data, and Falsifying a Prediction of Darwinism
The genomes of life have the fingerprints of an intelligent source all over them. Kirk Durston
In The New Yorker, Tom Wolfe Compares Persecution of Intelligent Design Advocates to the "Spanish Inquisition"
When you reach a certain level of fame and accomplishment, if you are independent-minded, you can say whatever you want without fear. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
We are a society of public policy promise breakers. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
In Lenski's E. coli long-term evolution experiment, even the modest reported change in function does not diminish the problem of the origin of information. Evolution News & Views
Kangaroos are marsupial mammals, not placentals. Yet their genes are close to humans. Denyse O'Leary
Many people today regard 21st-century science as a shining, monolithic spire of truth. Kirk Durston
Our friend and colleague Wesley Smith's work is not only brilliant and full of tireless moral energy, he also makes you think. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Living Waters will have its Northwest premiere on August 7 at Seattle's McCaw Hall. We hope to see you there! Evolution News & Views
Casey Luskin and Sarah Chaffee explore developmental gene regulatory networks and the origin of new biological information. Evolution News & Views
The distinction that elevates us beyond all other known life forms is moral in nature. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Science news stories from NASA and Nature pose a question that any cook should be able to answer. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Cells know how to move cargo around in style. Two new papers peek into the complexity of coats that surround cellular vesicles. Evolution News & Views
When it comes to the laws of nature, real numbers have real consequences. Just ask the firefighters trying to put out a three-story blaze. Howard Glicksman
Recognizing that life arises from a source of intelligence demands that we respect life: talk, think, feel about it in a spirit of awe. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Behe's case for ID goes back nearly twenty years now, yet the objections to it have not evolved much in that time. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Indeed, dogs may be humankind's greatest invention. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
No radio host is more thoughtful, or funnier, than Metaxas. As Eric points out, the Scopes Trial is "ground zero" for the culture war. Evolution News & Views
Berezow is a prominent critic of intelligent design so this should be interesting. Evolution News & Views
Today marks the anniversary of the famous Scopes "Monkey" Trial, decided this day, July 21, 90 years ago in Dayton, Tennessee. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Will an Impending Earthquake "Devastate Seattle"? About That Terrifying New Yorker Article
Something in her tone made me suspicious that Ms. Schulz was maybe playing things up just a little for dramatic effect. 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!"