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The exhibit may be headed to a public library near you. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The conservation of information, showing that all information is derived from outside of the universe, is suggestive of intelligent design. Winston Ewert
Our brains are too complex to reduce gender differences to physical differences. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
In a series of posts, I plan to address objections from geneticist Joe Felsenstein and computer scientist Tom English. Winston Ewert
For those interested in explaining ID to people without a lot of memory work, the famous cube can be a useful instructional aid. Evolution News & Views
As far as I knew, I was the only ID proponent in the world in 1985. Granville Sewell
Better to buy a Pet Rock than pay to have your head frozen. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
My materialistic interpretation of my perception has led me to infinite regress! Aargh! Michael Egnor
One of the biggest credences in biology today is evolutionary theory. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
If any one of the many clotting or anti-clotting factors were absent, life would be impossible. Howard Glicksman
Why withhold scientific documents, if they confirm the integrity of the scientific process? Michael Egnor
Rachel E. Gross at Slate gives thanks that "Evolution Is Finally Winning Out Over Creationism." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
That's the thesis advanced by biologist Michael Denton in the Discovery Institute documentary Privileged Species. Share it with friends and family! David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Bloom argues that science has a unique status, incomparably superior to religious faith. Those who say science is itself a "faith" are wrong. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Norwegian scientists are on the hunt for a treasure trove of healing genes. Evolution News & Views
Some form of dualism may well be a properly basic belief, justified by the universal human experience. Stephen C. Meyer http://www.signatureinthecell.com
Human intelligence creates stop signs to tell car drivers to stop. Nature uses TGA in the genetic code to tell translation to stop. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
As a monument to human evolution, clarifying the mystery of our origins, Lucy falls short. Evolution News & Views
First, imagine that I am sitting at my desk looking at my dog Pipa. Michael Egnor
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!"