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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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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
History is repeating itself. In 2006, Darwin activists inflamed groundless fears about intelligent design in the schools. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The theistic evolutionists at BioLogos have had their ups and downs, undergoing not infrequent evolutions in their leadership but maintaining a critical stance toward intelligent design. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Contrary to wishful thinking by activists, an Oregon Supreme Court decision is fully consistent with human exceptionalism. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Ever have a conversation with someone where, try as you might, you just can't seem to get through? Michael Behe
Paper Finds Functional Reasons For "Redundant" Codons, Fulfilling a Prediction from Intelligent Design
DNA contains multiple languages or encoded commands occupying the same string of contiguous bases. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
"I suspect the universe didn't have a beginning," says Alan Guth. But so what? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
We have a thoughtful reader, Ryan, who is perceptive, generous with his time, and interested in debunking phony debate tactics. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Pay attention to debates about euthanasia, health-care rationing, transhumanism, animal rights, radical environmentalism -- and other "war on humans" agenda items. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Remember, the multiverse is the currently favored prophylactic against the theistic implications of cosmic fine-tuning. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
While its roots in Darwinian theory are unmistakable, some like historian Robert J. Richards desperately seek to distance the two. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
You have to feel sorry for a team of five from UC Irvine who did their best to produce clear evidence for the favored Darwinian story. Evolution News & Views
"Information is information. Neither matter nor energy." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Following in the eugenicist footsteps of James Watson, Richard Dawkins says women have an ethical duty to abort Down babies. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
A thousand robots can march into pre-programmed shapes, all by themselves. Or is there a guiding hand somewhere? Evolution News & Views
University of Toronto biochemistry professor Laurence Moran has expressed uncertainty concerning the basic argument of my book. Michael Behe
I have little regard for the so-called thinking of Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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!"