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A section of a 99-million-year-old feathered tail in a chunk of amber belongs to a juvenile dinosaur. Or does it? Evolution News & Views
Sometimes when our worldview is wrong, we miss important things. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
Everyone is looking forward to seeing your calculations. Please keep the rhetoric to a minimum. Michael Behe http://www.discovery.org/p/31
One design inference Maxwell made in this period concerns his famous thought experiment, "Maxwell's demon." Evolution News & Views
The "participatory model" is a worthy complement to Doug Axe's "common science." Sarah Chaffee
Fact-Check: Austin, TX, Newspaper Bungles Description of Discovery Institute; Reporter Won't Correct Record
Austin American Statesman reporter Madlin Mekelburg could take a lesson in neutrality in reporting. Sarah Chaffee
We will consider the pre- and post-Darwin views of a genius who helped usher in the modern age of electromagnetic technology. Evolution News & Views
"Nano" machines are impressive as technical achievements. Yet they are also exceedingly simple, "cute" but "useless." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Dennis Venema writes a series of posts for BioLogos called "Letters to the Duchess" -- an allusion to Galileo's "Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina." Cornelius Hunter
Discovery sheds light on reason for mismatch between codon numbers and amino acid numbers. Evolution News & Views
As Dr. Axe puts it, "Is it possible to use science to show that something can't happen?" David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
The proceedings confirmed something that advocates of intelligent design, including Stephen Meyer and others, have been saying for years. Evolution News & Views
That question has fueled much dark speculation over the years, but the truth is pretty straightforward. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Two of our staff persons spent nearly a month in repeated emails and phone calls trying to correct this error. Evolution News & Views
Dr. Skinner, a Washington State University biologist, reminds us of the old maxim that truth passes through three stages. Cornelius Hunter
Conscience is a good thing. It is the path to repentance, forgiveness, and healing. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
It has been called one of the best examples of evolution observed in the wild. Cornelius Hunter
"There could be a breaking point where a whole lot of people come out in favor of design." Evolution News & Views
I have found widespread confusion about what intelligent design is and what it is not. Michael Behe http://www.discovery.org/p/31
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!"