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Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future Logan Gage interviews CSC Fellow John Mark Reynolds, author of the book When Athens Met Jerusalem: An Introduction to Classical and Christian Thought. Listen in as Dr. Reynolds explains the...
Orb-weaver spiders are one of the most common types of spiders. They're the ones you find in your garden, building those beautiful big circular webs. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Meanwhile the very issue that divided the two founders of modern evolutionary theory -- the cognitive capacities of Homo sapiens -- remains unresolved by Darwinian mechanisms. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
So, as George Johnson of the NY Times Says, Intelligent Design Is Just "Creationist Superstition," Is It?
Watch this video that's just been released, the latest in a series of conversations with Stephen Meyer about his book. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Mixing metaphors between computers and evolution is bound to produce questionable results. Evolution News & Views
When it comes to ID, science writer George Johnson in the New York Times has generally seemed to subscribe to the Great Equation. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Each Time Genomic "Junk" Turns Out to Be Functional, the Case for Intelligent Design Gets Stronger
William Dembski argued in No Free Lunch that intelligent design theory yields no false positives: the Design Filter he modeled doesn't allow them. Evolution News & Views
The title of Paul's poster was "The Target Problem in Characterizing Early Metazoan Developmental Sequences." Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
Everyone is looking forward to seeing your calculations. Please keep the rhetoric to a minimum. Michael Behe
Opponents of human exceptionalism never tire of inventing arguments for why human beings are entitled to no special moral standing. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
When Neanderthal man was first classified, he satisfied a felt need for a separate, intellectually inferior human species. Denyse O'Leary
An Amazon reviewer faults Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell for not discussing the question of "junk" DNA. Actually, he does, in multiple places. Here's the lowdown. Andrew McDiarmid http://www.evolutionnews.org
A South African anti-apartheid icon joins the debate on doctor-prescribed death. Et tu, Tutu? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
As we've discussed extensively here over the past week, a recent paper confirms a key inference I made in 2007 in The Edge of Evolution. Michael Behe
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer debates Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, on the question: Should scientists be skeptical about Darwinian evolution? The debate extends into the topics of whether we should...
"'Reverse engineering' would seem to imply that there was 'engineering' in the first place." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
As a media vehicle, the series is much less "educationally driven" than it is message-driven. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
What does a powdered orange drink have to do with Dembski's argument that information underlies material reality rather than the other way around? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
When Biologists Think Like Engineers: How the Burgeoning Field of Systems Biology Supports Intelligent Design
What if many scientists are doing this and they don't even realize it? Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Is an apology from Behe's critics then forthcoming? In a world where debates were conducted with the goal of discovering truth rather scoring points, it sure ought to be. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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.
IDC advocate Mark Hartwig:
The intimidation tactics, however, signal something important about Darwinists. That "something" was explained in an insightful little piece by one A.J. Obrdlik. Published in 1942, it was a study of "gallows humor" in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. In that article, Obrdlik made a very keen observation:
Gallows humor is a reliable index of the morale of the oppressed whereas the reaction to it on the part of the oppressors tells a long story about the actual strength of the dictators: If they can afford to ignore it, they are strong; if they react wildly with anger, striking their victims with severe reprisals and punishment, they are not sure of themselves, no matter how much they display their might on the surface.
With the growing success of the Wedge, I'm sure we're going to see a lot more of this stuff. But Darwinist tactics will become a lot less intimidating as people realize that they signify not strength but panic.Link