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There is a whole school of research aimed at showing we are not so separate from chimps. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
Transhumanism is a bitter fight against the drowning nihilistic darkness of naked materialism. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Without intelligent design, the latest evolutionary demonstration would collapse into a pile of entropy. Evolution News & Views
This Coho salmon's migratory adventure seems almost impossible to believe, but it's not just an old fish tale -- it's true. Evolution News & Views
Transhumanism is a cheap way to excellence -- which isn't excellence. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Once again, biological systems are being modeled to improve human technology. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The closest parallel to the modern pro-life movement is the anti-slavery movement of the late 18th and the 19th century. Michael Egnor
Pearcey points out the inconsistency of evolutionary materialists who hold that free will is simply an indispensable illusion. Evolution News & Views
I have a good friend who is an Israeli neurosurgeon. Michael Egnor
Check out this link to a 35-minute interview on Poland's TV-Republika with Father Michael Chaberek, covering Explore Evolution, Darwinian theory, and whether it's reconcilable with Poland's majority faith. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
At McCaw Hall, an enthusiastic crowd gave a resounding ovation to a spectacular new nature documentary making the case for intelligent design. Evolution News & Views
It's nice when mainstream scientists take the lead in rescuing DNA from the genetic junk pile. Evolution News & Views
Mathematician and philosopher David Berlinski talks with Casey Luskin about the nature of numbers and mathematics. Evolution News & Views
If our earliest ancestors could not provide 1,000 mL/min of blood flow to the myocardium, they never could have survived to reproduce. Howard Glicksman
The Project's slogan is "science over ideology." Apparently, that's a crock. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
The ranting geologist is a gem -- if you enjoy ad hominem attacks. Evolution News & Views
Unfortunately, most people fail to distinguish between good science, bad science, science fiction, and scientism. Kirk Durston
If so, here's what they should say in response. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
At Slate, Mary Bates reviews a couple of books that argue it is time to use language that helps transform animals into the personalized "who." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
A single-celled creature has an eye with cornea, lens, and retina. Where did that come from? Evolution News & Views
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!"