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Click here to listen. On this episode of ID the Future, Joshua Youngkin discusses a recent interview with Governor Bobby Jindal on NBC on science education policy, and the ensuing backlash from those who frame the Louisiana Science Education...
Click here to listen. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin examines how, contrary to the stereotype, it's actually the supporters of evolution who encourage violations of the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. This podcast is excerpted from...
Click here to listen. Over the next several weeks, ID the Future will be presenting an audio adaptation of Nickell John Romjue's fascinating book, I, Charles Darwin. What would happen if Charles Darwin were to come back today? What...
Believe it or not, two researchers got a paper published that alleges computers and bacteria provide similar examples of "survival of the fittest." Evolution News & Views
You see, this is really how these guys think. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Free up teachers to do what they do best? What's not to like about that? Well, not everyone is pleased. Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
I challenge any Darwinist readers to write some comments down that would be suitable in the context of speaking to people who have lived through an event like Monday's bombing. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
As David Klinghoffer noted earlier, a new alternative Darwinian hypothesis has surfaced to answer the argument for intelligent design from irreducible complexity. Evolution News & Views
Ladies and gentlemen! Step right up! Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
When Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell came out, prominent Darwinian scientists at least waited till the book was published before reviewing it without reading it first. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Our friend and Discovery Institute colleague David Berlinski continues to reel in the enviable reviews for his tribute to Euclid. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
The fact that Darwinism is in need of an apologetic for its social record should give its supporters (including Peter Bowler) more than momentary pause. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
A theme in Stephen Meyer's forthcoming book, Darwin's Doubt (June 18), is that we already live in a post-Darwinian world. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Go back and take a look at my review of Nickell John Romjue's ingenious work of imagination, I, Charles Darwin. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
It's already quite competitive, and this will only make it more so. Oh well. Evolution News & Views
The event reprised themes from a series of posts the two philosophers exchanged one year ago here at ENV. Jonathan M. http://www.intelligentdesign.org
ENV asked the Evolutionary Informatics Lab to respond to a critique of the work of William Dembski by geneticist Joe Felsenstein at the University of Washington. Winston Ewert
Have evolutionists in the Netherlands succeeded in explaining parts of a cilium using only natural selection? Evolution News & Views
Click here to listen. On this episode of ID the Future, David Klinghoffer gives advice on how to have constructive conversations with those who are unfriendly towards intelligent design theory....
Click here to listen. On this episode of ID the Future, Anika Smith interviews CSC Senior Fellow Jay Richards about when it's wise to doubt a "scientific consensus." With growing skepticism on issues where the public is told that...
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!"