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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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From cells to seeds to humans, there's no organism that is escaping the envy of bioengineers. Evolution News & Views
Our friend and colleague Professor Michael Flannery is in Scotland, doing some research on Alfred Russel Wallace at the University of Edinburgh. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Back in the late 1980s and early 1990s, DNA sequencing was sweeping the scientific scene with its power to answer a number of unsolved problems. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
It's not only the response of the critics that proves there's a legitimate scientific controversy here. Evolution News & Views
The vast gap between humans and animals, much as our culture and our science deny it, is underlined once again by this terrible story. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Obviously, the ideal would be if institutions like the University of Pennsylvania, Ball State (Hedin), the University of Kentucky (Gaskell) and the rest sought enlightenment unsparingly. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
In long-lost vials of spark-discharge gunk, disciples of Stanley Miller found more amino acids and ran to the press. Evolution News & Views
He received a wound, I assume from the second one that leaps at him. But don't worry. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Academic Freedom Alert: Ask State-Run New Mexico Science Museum Why It Used "Darwin Day" to Promote Atheism
Here is an important opportunity for you to make a difference in the fight for academic freedom. Evolution News & Views
Every ten years or so the biological apple cart is upset, and a long-established "fact" is proven to be wrong. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
The book, it seems to me, has the potential of striking at the heart of the debate over materialism in a way that even arguments about Darwinian evolution, for example, do not. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
"The Fundamental Stuff of the World Is Information": An Evening with William Dembski, July 16, to Celebrate an Important New Book
In light of modern information theory, it is matter, not mind, that may be the "myth." Evolution News & Views
"Is it appropriate for a state-funded museum to join forces with organizations such as the Humanist Society and the Freedom from Religion group to promote an anti-religious agenda?" Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The lipids (fats) that comprise the cell membrane and organelle membranes are finely tuned to their function, built by elaborate machines, and assisted by a host of other molecules. Evolution News & Views
If the terms of this story were reversed -- a state-run museum joins with Christian groups to bash atheism or other religious beliefs, then covers its tracks when challenged -- you'd never hear the end of it. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Recounting an exchange he once had with bioethicist Peter Singer, Lennox pointed out that atheists have a belief system too, that is to say a faith. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
Yes, John Farrell, "Mr. Ellipsis," the punctuation maven, I'm looking at you. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Did a State-Run New Mexico Science Museum Coordinate with Atheist Groups for 2014 Darwin Day -- and Then Cover It Up?
I will have more to reveal tomorrow. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Engineers wanted to mimic the birds. They are finding out how hard that is. Evolution News & Views
The topics will range from human origins to genetic determinism and moral responsibility to the question of how science is possible in the first place. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
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."