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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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Michael Flannery casts Wallace as a "prophet," in the Greek sense, one who interprets the text of nature. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Apparently Ben, an injured elephant, knew something that a lot of humans deny or want to forget. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
A molecular machine mimics the actions of an irreducibly complex device, the mousetrap. Evolution News & Views
Without Vitamin D, our earliest ancestors wouldn't have been able to absorb enough calcium to build up their bones and survive within the laws of nature. Howard Glicksman
Sensitive people should not dismiss the intuitive response, mourning the destruction of a magnificent and rare monument to nature's design. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Are not such harmful, shared mutations analogous to identical typos in the term papers handed in by different students? Cornelius Hunter
Warning signs of a coming irrationalism are hard to miss. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
It's long been said that the path to the right answers lies in asking the right questions. Steve Laufmann
Stephen L. Talbott asks why the public is still so skeptical of evolution. Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
I had hoped to avoid comment on the killing of Harambe, a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo. But I keep getting asked. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
The claim that the empirical evidence powerfully confirms evolution is an objective claim that can be evaluated in the common language of science. Cornelius Hunter
The best way to learn about design is to try to copy it. Squid make good teachers for materials scientists. Evolution News & Views
Theistic evolutionists are at pains to assure everyone that evolutionary thinking poses no challenge to theism. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
It does not seem that the evidence supports evolutionary theory as Dennis Venema concludes. Cornelius Hunter
I am not so much interested in why and how human beings became exceptional, just in defending the fact that we are. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Biologist Dennis Venema has written a series of articles that have been noted by evolutionists for their clarity and persuasiveness. Cornelius Hunter
What good is a measurement device if you can stretch it or squeeze it to fit preconceived ideas? Evolution News & Views
It's no use tracing a hypothetical path of evolutionary descent unless every living thing along that path was fully functional in the real world. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Not least when it comes to evolutionary biology, science and science reporting could do with more skepticism. 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!"