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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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Some materialists have claimed that the universe created itself. Evolution News & Views
Misperceiving patterns and lessons from random information is a form of psychiatric disease called "apophenia," a delusional condition the sufferer confuses with reality. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
What's truly inappropriate is letting Dr. Heddin go on twisting in the wind this way. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
To suppress academic dissent on Darwinism, atheists want to use the police power of the courts. And they are getting a respectful hearing from the administration of a large public university. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
On the Medved Show Today, Stephen Meyer and Jay Richards Will Discuss the "Anti-Science" Label
What do evolution and global warming have in common that skeptics seem to attract this kind of abusive talk? Evolution News & Views
When terms are not carefully defined, miscommunication and false leaps of logic can result. Evolution News & Views
For years we've received inquiries from educators of all kinds asking for an introductory intelligent design curriculum. Evolution News & Views
Launching today, DID uniquely fills a specific niche in the intelligent design literature. Evolution News & Views
Writing at ENV last month, I explained why proponents of intelligent design are justified in using the term "molecular machines." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Has a carnivorous plant proven that non-coding DNA is not essential, and thus that it is junk after all? Evolution News & Views
Consider this sample of publications that have appeared since Eugenie Scott put her warning label on the term "Darwinism." Mike Keas
It really is surprising how quickly Thomas Nagel's critique of Darwinian evolution seems to be achieving the distinction of this kind of retrospective appraisal. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
This is the kind of thing that, in my opinion, simply screams out "design!" Jonathan M. http://www.intelligentdesign.org
Discovery Institute recently released a stunning animation of the mechanics of ATP synthase. Jonathan M. http://www.intelligentdesign.org
Has a diminutive water-dwelling carnivorous plant singlehandedly revived the concept of "junk DNA"? Evolution News & Views
We have two millennia of documentation showing how Latin morphed into its daughter languages. Tom Bethell
A caller on Michael Medved's Science and Culture Update today challenged Meyer and Oxford mathematician John Lennox in a way that prompted an important distinction. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Today on the Medved Show, Stephen Meyer and Oxford Mathematician John Lennox Will Discuss "Science v. Religon"
Topical? You bet. As if reading our minds, Caltech physicist Sean Carroll blogged on the theme the other day. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Does that mean it can't be used as an example of intelligent design? 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!"