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Discovery Institute Evolution News & Views
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research, academic freedom cases, and educational policy issues. ENV also covers how the rest of the newsmedia report on the debate, offering analysis and corrections to major news stories, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how journalists and news outlets operate when they report on this issue. Movable Type 5.12
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Intelligent design is making unmistakable progress in mainstream scientific thinking. Here's an example from a new paper in the journal of Soft Computing. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
To international outrage, a lion was lured out of his safe zone at Hwange National Park and shot with an arrow, taking many hours to die. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Remarkable fossils from China show armored body plans for Cambrian comb jellies and other phyla whose living representatives are soft-bodied. Evolution News & Views
Computing the "Best Case" Probability of Proteins from Actual Data, and Falsifying a Prediction of Darwinism
The genomes of life have the fingerprints of an intelligent source all over them. Kirk Durston
In The New Yorker, Tom Wolfe Compares Persecution of Intelligent Design Advocates to the "Spanish Inquisition"
When you reach a certain level of fame and accomplishment, if you are independent-minded, you can say whatever you want without fear. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
We are a society of public policy promise breakers. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
In Lenski's E. coli long-term evolution experiment, even the modest reported change in function does not diminish the problem of the origin of information. Evolution News & Views
Kangaroos are marsupial mammals, not placentals. Yet their genes are close to humans. Denyse O'Leary
Many people today regard 21st-century science as a shining, monolithic spire of truth. Kirk Durston
Our friend and colleague Wesley Smith's work is not only brilliant and full of tireless moral energy, he also makes you think. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Living Waters will have its Northwest premiere on August 7 at Seattle's McCaw Hall. We hope to see you there! Evolution News & Views
Casey Luskin and Sarah Chaffee explore developmental gene regulatory networks and the origin of new biological information. Evolution News & Views
The distinction that elevates us beyond all other known life forms is moral in nature. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Science news stories from NASA and Nature pose a question that any cook should be able to answer. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Cells know how to move cargo around in style. Two new papers peek into the complexity of coats that surround cellular vesicles. Evolution News & Views
When it comes to the laws of nature, real numbers have real consequences. Just ask the firefighters trying to put out a three-story blaze. Howard Glicksman
Recognizing that life arises from a source of intelligence demands that we respect life: talk, think, feel about it in a spirit of awe. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Behe's case for ID goes back nearly twenty years now, yet the objections to it have not evolved much in that time. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Indeed, dogs may be humankind's greatest invention. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
No radio host is more thoughtful, or funnier, than Metaxas. As Eric points out, the Scopes Trial is "ground zero" for the culture war. 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.
Dembski, as the director of the center, also commented on the report in a one-paragraph e-mail message following its release. "The report marks the triumph of intelligent design as a legitimate form of academic inquiry. This is a great day for academic freedom," Dembski began. He concluded by observing that "Dogmatic opponents of design who demanded the Center be shut down have met their Waterloo. Baylor University is to be commended for remaining strong in the face of intolerant assaults on freedom of thought and expression."