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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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What matters is whether any of these theories can explain what needs to be explained: the origin of novel animal body plans and the biological information necessary to produce them. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
Sounds like a candidate for explanation via common design to me. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
A review in Nature shows how entrenched the Copernican "demotion" myth remains, even after scholarly works have refuted it. Evolution News & Views
The objection, stated in various forms by thinkers dating back to David Hume, goes something like this. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
...and two papers about flagella are better for pointing out their intelligent design. Evolution News & Views
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It's a complete myth that humans use only 10 percent of our brains. That's just one problem with this blockbuster hit. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
I am on a rather lonely campaign to make the v-word -- "vegetable" -- as unacceptable as the n-word in describing human beings. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
In every other field of science, naturalism has been spectacularly successful, so why should evolutionary biology be different? Granville Sewell
We need to stop using the v-word to describe our brothers and sisters with profound cognitive disabilities. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Sharing important ideas and advancing the search for truth is what we do. An effective, dynamic web presence is vital. Evolution News & Views
For a panel discussion about science and culture, many in the audience came as fans of Dr. Meyer. Evolution News & Views
"There aren't very many big questions left to answer," says the University of Toronto biochemist. Evolution News & Views
Still Awaiting Full Engagement: Ralph Stearley's "Well, Maybe, Who Knows?" Review of Darwin's Doubt
If real, design is a datum of nature, like it or not. Bad philosophies of science, like materialism, need to get out of the way. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
The earliest chordate in the Lower Cambrian is now shown to be a full-gilled vertebrate fish. Evolution News & Views
Faith, Science, and Culture: Tonight's Discussion with Meyer, Prager, Hewitt, and Stonestreet Will Stream Live at 7:15
Is matter all there is in the universe? Or is there a purpose and design to life? Evolution News & Views
Marks is an evolutionary biologist/anthropologist at the University of North Carolina, and an uncommonly plain speaker and writer. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
There is no continuous stack of photos documenting our unbroken history all the way back to our "fishy ancestor" Tiktaalik. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
The problem of identifying the missing ancestors of the Cambrian animals remains a huge, pounding headache for Team Darwin. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
The absence of competition almost always results in shoddy products and poor consumer service, as anyone who has visited a socialist country knows. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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!"