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"Information is information. Neither matter nor energy." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Following in the eugenicist footsteps of James Watson, Richard Dawkins says women have an ethical duty to abort Down babies. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
A thousand robots can march into pre-programmed shapes, all by themselves. Or is there a guiding hand somewhere? Evolution News & Views
University of Toronto biochemistry professor Laurence Moran has expressed uncertainty concerning the basic argument of my book. Michael Behe
I have little regard for the so-called thinking of Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Before and after the war, some American and British intellectuals expressed concern that Darwinism was a key motivation behind German militarism. Richard Weikart
From our colleague Nancy Pearcey, a reminder of the porousness to each other of science, culture (including philosophy), and earth-shaking events (including world wars). David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Jonathan Wells about a recent article that claims that the human genome is full of useless, non-functional DNA. Dr. Wells explains the concept of "junk DNA,"...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews microbiologist and immunologist Donald Ewert about his previous work as associate editor for the journal Development and Comparitive Immunology, where he realized that the papers published were...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future Dr. David Snoke continues his conversation with Casey Luskin on his recent paper on systems biology and how it relates to intelligent design. Snoke discusses the assumptions made by systems...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Snoke talks with Casey Luskin about his newly published paper, "Systems Biology as a Research Program for Intelligent Design." Dr. Snoke explains what systems biology is and how...
It is time to start calling Peter Singer "Professor Death." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Obviously, Stephen Meyer points out, you can't prove a conclusion using an argument that takes the conclusion itself as a given! David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
For a summer holiday destination, our hardworking colleague Casey Luskin selected South Africa. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
There is no reason, based on current "human evolution" claims, to abandon a typical traditional religious or philosophical teaching on the origin, honor, or dignity of human beings. Denyse O'Leary
These are important issues in the study of history, culture, and science, with relevance for our own time. Evolution News & Views
This month marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War. The conflict took 16 million lives yet its causes remain cloudy to most of us. Evolution News & Views
Why is evolution the default conclusion when perfection is found in the biological world? Evolution News & Views
Zoltan Istvan's advocacy is steeped in the ultimate hopelessness of materialistic atheism -- a cause that he also ably champions. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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!"