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Suppose your otherwise pleasant colleague suddenly starts ranting about Area 51. You back away slowly, smiling an uneasy smile. Michael Behe http://www.discovery.org/p/31
The 2008 film The Day the Earth Stood Still, with Keanu Reeves, is so telling. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Salmon may swim hundreds of miles up their native river to spawn. They need oxygen provided by a finely tuned delivery system in the heart. Evolution News & Views
There's much disagreement among these three on huge issues -- the origins of life, of the universe, the meaning of it all -- but they agree about one thing. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
An interesting column in Nature acknowledges the power nexus between "science" and the political establishment. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Webb came to my attention when he published a brilliant response to an attack on Stephen Meyer and other ID advocates. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Theory complexity is the enemy in science, and it would require volumes to explain all the details in today's theory of evolution. Cornelius Hunter
The students got a preview of the yet-to-be-released documentary Fire-Maker, featuring Dr. Denton and his research. Janine Solfelt
So the state fossil of Illinois is a vertebrate, kind of like a lamprey. That's all fine, but here's the problem. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
In a delightful video conversation, biologist Michael Denton explains how to stump your Darwinist friends. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Photograph by Robert Dullien. Grus canadensis – sandhill crane.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
We have just received an e-mail from one of the Panda’s Thumb crew to the effect that a paper “demonstrating” the intelligent design of the human hand has been published in the refereed journal Plos One. The paragraphs that caught the crew member’s attention are these: The explicit functional link indicates that the biomechanical characteristic of tendinous connective architecture between muscles and articulations is the proper design by the Creator to perform a multitude of... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Out west, there is a problem. Sage grouse, those iconic sage desert birds, have long had declining populations, mostly due to habitat loss and human-related disturbance. Due to the distribution of sage grouse and the land use in the region, if sage grouse receive endangered species status, it will mean the curtailment of a lot… Read More »
Why am I not surprised this jerk was a pigeon fancier? Prosecutors say Kapusta and another person are pigeon-racing enthusiasts who killed the predatory hawks because they saw them as threats to their pigeons.
The Chronicle of Higher Education has an article on the resolution of Erica Kinsman’s Title IX suit against Florida State University (FSU). FSU will pay around $950,000 to settle the suit. Kinsman alleged sexual assault by then FSU football star Jameis Winston, which FSU had famously responded to by finding Winston “not responsible” for the… Read More »
The Discovery Institute got upset that they weren’t allowed a table to promote “intelligent design” at the United Methodist Church’s general conference this year. The DI has been having quite the hissy fit over it, in fact, and has been encouraging people to be outraged about it and write the UMC to try to get… Read More »
Added October 31, 2006:A discussion of the main models on the spontaneous origin of life that aims to show how cellular complexity could have gradually emerged from simple systems - in contrast to the sudden appearance of complexity that creationists claim to have been necessary at the beginning of life. Central issues like the composition of the early atmosphere of the Earth and the origin of the homochirality of amino acids and sugars are reviewed as well.
Added October 19, 2006:
Added October 9, 2006: The newest addition to the Quote Mine Project shows how Casey Luskin of Discovery Institute misrepresents what Gould and others wrote in a brief for Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals.
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.
Darwinian evolution with its blind watchmaker thesis makes me think of a great battleship on the ocean of reality. Its sides are heavily armored with philosophical barriers to criticism, and its decks are stacked with big rhetorical guns ready to intimidate any would-be attackers. In appearance, it is as impregnable as the Soviet Union seemed to be only a few years ago.