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Forcing a Catholic hospital (say) to employ or give staffing privileges to death doctors would violate the free exercise of religion. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
There's a new movement afoot among some evolutionary biologists to co-opt the term "intelligent design." Evolution News & Views
The subject can be abstruse. In an amusing and enlightening conversation, Robert Marks and Winston Ewert explain it all for you. Evolution News & Views
It's like a strange dream, not exactly good or bad, but mostly just...weird. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
To visualize a Steiner tree, think about a collection of cities to be connected by a road network. Winston Ewert
These proteins bring other immune cells to the field of battle, make neutrophils and macrophages more effective, and fight invading microbes. Howard Glicksman
A structuralist view suggests the biological realm is undergirded by "crystal-like" primal patterns, specified in the laws of nature. Michael Denton
Which reminds me, who will be this year's COTY (Censor of the Year)? Give us your nominations by February 5. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
As you may recall, the Big Bang expelled all the matter in the universe with a certain amount of violence or explosive velocity. Rob Sheldon
This is 21st-century eugenics -- and it will, in the end, become just as oppressive and anti-human equality as the original version. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Twenty years ago I wrote: "No random mutation has been observed that adds information to the genome." That still stands. Lee M. Spetner
If you could drill through the layers of reason and assumption, to the heart of the dispute over Darwinism, what would it be? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
How does structuralism relate to the theory of intelligent design? Listen and find out. Evolution News & Views
As if hollering "Wait for me!" the journal argues that evolutionary biology has some things to offer the hottest new trend in interdisciplinary science. Evolution News & Views
For Darwin's Birthday, Poll Shows Broad Support for Teaching Evidence For and Against Darwin's Theory
79 percent of Democrats support teaching the evidence for and against Darwin's theory, and so do 82 percent of independents and 85 percent of Republicans. Evolution News & Views
How does a failed theory maintain its grip on our science and on our culture? Evolution News & Views
It is the neutrophils that are the main defenders against infection. Howard Glicksman
While the evolutionist side in the Darwin debate is long on rhetoric and insults, you can always dream. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
While Darwin's finches demonstrate that natural selection can generate small degrees of adaptive change, they also reveal sharp limits to the mechanism. Michael Denton
The more a population accepts killing as an acceptable response to human suffering, the wider the categories of acceptable euthanasia becomes. 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!"