The Critic's Resource on AntiEvolution
|Dossiers | Home | Incidents | Literature | Projects | Public BB | Topics|
|Donate | NCSE | PT | TD | TOA | Public BB Archive | PvM's Blog|
There are currently 0 users and 5 guests online.
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
Updated: 46 min 7 sec ago
Jason Rosenhouse insists that "Human origins have no implications for the value of human life." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
However you define the term "theory," it's good pedagogy to approach controversial scientific claims like biological evolution in a skeptical, scientific spirit. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Oxford University researchers say that only 8.2% of our DNA is likely to be functional. The rest is "junk." Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
So, You Think Someone's View on Origins Has No Bearing on Questions About "Meaning and Value"?
To Wesley Smith's excellent comments about Jason Rosenhouse on assisted suicide, I would only add this. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
I am not sure why so many "science" bloggers and writers want to opine on ethics. Perhaps having to be objective and purely evidence based gets boring. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
I discovered the assisted suicide death cult when my friend Frances killed herself under the influence of the Hemlock Society, since evolved into Compassion and Choices. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Video: Stephen Meyer on How Charles Marshall, in Defending Darwinism, Was Forced to Violate a Key Scientific Tenet
Darwinism provides scientists with a filter for screening out inadmissible answers to questions about life's history. It thus creates a realm of forbidden science. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
National Academy of Sciences: Dobzhansky's "In the Light of Evolution" Mantra Is Not a Deduction, but a Premise
The NAS makes it clear that they choose Darwinism as an a priori framework in which all biological observations must be interpreted. Evolution News & Views
Last we heard from Harris, he had contributed a chapter, "Science Must Destroy Religion," in a book full of atheist diatribes being taught at Ball State University. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
First, what it takes for chromosomes to condense, and we mean really condense. Evolution News & Views
I am writing a post that shouldn't have to be written. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
The ACLU is looking to recruit the state of Washington, not content with its path-breaking on the way to legalized trade in marijuana, as a pioneer. Evolution News & Views
Reporters -- and scientists -- sometimes exhibit a woefully inadequate understanding of Darwinian concepts. Evolution News & Views
This could make it harder to convince people that Darwinian evolution really does mix comfortably with religious belief. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
If you follow Coyne's blog Why Evolution Is True, you'll know he's currently in Poland on a visit with friends. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Orb-weaver spiders are one of the most common types of spiders. They're the ones you find in your garden, building those beautiful big circular webs. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Meanwhile the very issue that divided the two founders of modern evolutionary theory -- the cognitive capacities of Homo sapiens -- remains unresolved by Darwinian mechanisms. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
So, as George Johnson of the NY Times Says, Intelligent Design Is Just "Creationist Superstition," Is It?
Watch this video that's just been released, the latest in a series of conversations with Stephen Meyer about his book. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Mixing metaphors between computers and evolution is bound to produce questionable results. Evolution News & Views
When it comes to ID, science writer George Johnson in the New York Times has generally seemed to subscribe to the Great Equation. 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.
IDC advocate Mark Hartwig:
The intimidation tactics, however, signal something important about Darwinists. That "something" was explained in an insightful little piece by one A.J. Obrdlik. Published in 1942, it was a study of "gallows humor" in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. In that article, Obrdlik made a very keen observation:
Gallows humor is a reliable index of the morale of the oppressed whereas the reaction to it on the part of the oppressors tells a long story about the actual strength of the dictators: If they can afford to ignore it, they are strong; if they react wildly with anger, striking their victims with severe reprisals and punishment, they are not sure of themselves, no matter how much they display their might on the surface.
With the growing success of the Wedge, I'm sure we're going to see a lot more of this stuff. But Darwinist tactics will become a lot less intimidating as people realize that they signify not strength but panic.Link