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Most intriguingly, Luskin answers the question: Is H. naledi a human ancestor? Evolution News & Views
Many of us remember Pravda and Izvestia, the official propaganda organs of the former USSR. Evolution News & Views
"I remember someone kept trying to label Will a 'nihilist' in his Wiki entry, and he kept taking it out." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
You can't get in without connections to the right agents. But we're warming up to them. Evolution News & Views
ID may be the most misunderstood scientific idea ever. That's why we are delighted to unveil a twenty-minute crystallization of its major argument. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Aizpún explains how intelligent design is both a scientific and philosophical argument, and discusses opposition to ID from some Thomist philosophers. Evolution News & Views
"It is widely acknowledged in the tradition of Anglo-American jurisprudence that the law has a pedagogical function." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
It's a remarkable mystery that we can even begin to understand the universe. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
It was clear from the comments and questions that the evidence for intelligent design presented in the film was well-received. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
What happens when the body can't maintain proper blood pressure? Howard Glicksman
Smithsonian's recent article is filled with flawed logic. Sarah Chaffee
Perhaps it is not individuals, but groups that are selected to somehow survive. Denyse O'Leary
As Casey Luskin points out, ID involves much more than just a critique of Darwinian evolution. Evolution News & Views
Provine, an evolutionary spokesman, was a longtime interlocutor of intelligent design proponents. Evolution News & Views
This can't be true! Embryonic stem cells are the ONLY HOPE. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
The seemingly simple act of keeping the body upright requires a complex, interrelated system. Howard Glicksman
There has been much deconstruction of Nye's sophistry in defense of abortion. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
We wanted to present an essential argument for ID in the most compact and easily understandable way possible, available to anyone via YouTube. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Two papers illustrate flaws in the bottom-up approach to informational complexity, one by inserting information, another by connecting dots. 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!"