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It has been called one of the best examples of evolution observed in the wild. Cornelius Hunter
"There could be a breaking point where a whole lot of people come out in favor of design." Evolution News & Views
I have found widespread confusion about what intelligent design is and what it is not. Michael Behe http://www.discovery.org/p/31
No, not that bird, much as a prime Thanksgiving turkey done right can seem like a work of genius. Evolution News & Views
Last week, I testified in Austin, Texas, about the latest skirmish over how evolution is taught in Texas public high schools. Jonathan Witt http://www.discovery.org/p/97
As important as parenting is, it should be a temporary undertaking. Douglas Axe http://biologicinstitute.org/
Novella commented on a recent Harvard experiment for visualizing bacterial adaptation to antibiotics. Cornelius Hunter
Journalist Suzan Mazur was present for the less-than-explosive event and writes about it in the Huffington Post. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
The very idea that cells proofread their genetic information makes intelligent design intuitively obvious. Evolution News & Views
Darwinists have compared intelligent design to Lysenkoism, but they have it backward. Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
My new book, Hitler's Religion: The Twisted Beliefs that Drove the Third Reich, is out today. Richard Weikart
In this video, Michael Behe's key observation is conveyed effectively in just 2 minutes and 38 seconds. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
"A truly great book...Fascinatingly clear...Destroys the Darwinian position." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Michael Medved spoke this week at the Reagan Library and gave a welcome shout-out to ID at the end of the speech. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Design in the universe is intuitively obvious, but when you won't allow yourself the obvious, what are your choices? Evolution News & Views
It's a good day for some rather underwhelming attempts to evade scientific indications of ID. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
We've now had two reports of this. I double-checked to make sure there was no misunderstanding on my part. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Over at the BioLogos Forum, a couple of scientists have taken on two new BIO-Complexity papers by Hössjer, Gauger, and Reeves. Evolution News & Views
Now he's put a firm sell-by date on planet Earth. 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!"