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A follow-up on the Nye-Ham debate in the Reports of the National Center for Science Education: Andrew J. Petto said it wasn’t a real debate, which is sort of true, but the most interesting observations, to me, were those made by John W. Patterson. Prof. Patterson, an engineering professor, correctly gives Ken Ham credit for not obfuscating, for not pretending that creationism is based on anything but his interpretation of the Bible. He thinks that... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Here are the finalists of the 2014 photography contest. We received approximately 24 photographs from 10 photographers, somewhat fewer than in previous years. Most of the pictures were excellent, and we had to enlist our wife to help narrow the number of finalists to 5. To choose the finalists, we considered what we thought were the scientific and pictorial qualities of the photographs, and also attempted to represent as many photographers and present as much... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
You may get an idea how science really works from an article by Boston science writer Kate Becker in today’s Boulder Daily Camera. (I think the column is exclusive to the Daily Camera.) Becker describes the Bicep2 experiment, which looked for evidence of cosmic inflation by examining the polarization of the cosmic background radiation. The authors of the paper announced its conclusion before the paper had been submitted for review; since then, others have criticized... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
By David MacMillan. 5. Evolution of evolution. Most creationists believe that the theory of evolution was developed out of an ideological commitment to explaining life apart from God. Explanations of the history of evolutionary theory often point out personal struggles in the lives of prominent scientists – Darwin most often, of course – in support of this belief. “Secular scientists wanted a way of explaining a world that didn’t require God, so they invented this... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Mike Edenburn, a resident of New Mexico who is concerned that the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science co-sponsored "Darwin Day" events that promoted...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, hear an interview between Tom Woodward and Stephen Meyer that originally took place on the radio show The Universe Next Door. Dr. Meyer discusses the recently discovered Marble Canyon fossil...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Professor Cornelius Hunter about his new program Darwin Scholars, an online education program where people can learn about evolution. Hear Prof. Hunter discuss the program, the...
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
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