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The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences

ARN ID Update - Tue, 2014-02-04 03:20

This Discovery Institute seminar will prepare students to make research contributions advancing the growing science of intelligent design (ID). The seminar will explore cutting-edge ID work in fields such as molecular biology, biochemistry, embryology, developmental biology, paleontology, computational biology, ID-theoretic mathematics, cosmology, physics, and the history and philosophy of science. This seminar is open to students who intend to pursue graduate studies in the natural sciences or the philosophy of science. Applicants must be college juniors or seniors or already in graduate school.

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Mixed news from Virginia

Virginia's House Bill 207, which would deprive administrators of the ability to prevent teachers from miseducating students about "scientific controversies," is in search of a home.

Categories: Pro-Science News

"Intelligent design" bill deemed "odd"

South Dakota's Senate Bill 112 was deemed the "odd bill of the week" by the Rapid City Journal (February 2, 2014).

Categories: Pro-Science News

Are Republicans Naturally Disposed to be "Anti-Science"?

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-01-31 09:43
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, David Boze discusses Chris Mooney's recent article in The Huffington Post entitled Why Republicans Deny Science: The Quest for a Scientific Explanation. Mooney suggests that Conservatives who reject alarmism on...
Categories: Anti-Science News

Dr. Michael Egnor on Debating Intelligent Design

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-01-31 09:43
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, brain surgeon and ID blogger Michael Egnor talks with CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin about his internet debates with Jerry Coyne and the trends and dynamics he sees in the...
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David Berlinski: The Nature of Numbers, pt. 2

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-01-31 09:43
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Berlinski continues to discuss the origin and nature of mathematics with CSC Research Coordinator Casey Luskin. Is math something waiting to be discovered, or is it a construct...
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At Why Evolution Is True, Jerry Coyne Promotes an Intelligent Design Documentary

Well, good for him. Unwittingly, he shares with his readers a clip that is among the many spectacular sequences in Flight: The Genius of Birds. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Two Cheers for the Washington Post, Which Accurately Reports on Virginia's Academic Freedom Bill

We bet these reporters get savaged for it. Evolution News & Views
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A Reader Asks: What Did I Mean by "Rarefied Design"?

The concept of rarefied design is useful shorthand for the kind of design in nature that David Hume ostensibly discredited in his Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding. Michael Egnor
Categories: Anti-Science News

Miller's Biology Textbook on Gradualism vs. Punctuated Equilibrium and the Scope of the Cambrian Explosion

Adopted for use in Texas, the Pearson textbook omits the single most important fact about the scope of the explosion of diversity in the Cambrian. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Categories: Anti-Science News

It's Midnight: Nominations for Censor of the Year Are Now CLOSED!

Thank you for your nominations -- including the silly ones. The staff of Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture will be considering carefully. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Hmm, Here's a Great Point from Creationist Ken Ham: Journalists, Please Take Note

Mr. Ham frames the distinction between intelligent design and creationism in a most helpful way. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Comparing Explanations for "Trade-offs" in Darwinian Theory and ID

Merely stating that an animal (like the peacock with its outrageous tail) exhibits trade-offs doesn't explain how mutation and selection produced it. Evolution News & Views
Categories: Anti-Science News

Check Out the New War on Humans Website; and Don't Forget to Reserve Your Seat for the FREE Premiere

"In 1972, Canadian science broadcaster David Suzuki told some giggling students, 'One of the things I've gotten off on lately is that basically... we're all fruit flies.'" David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Can Life's Building Blocks Form "Naturally in Our Solar System"?

On this point, Ken Miller's Pearson Biology textbook, adopted for use in Texas, contains multiple false statements. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Categories: Anti-Science News

From the Village Atheist Movement, You'll Be Hearing More About This ACLU Case in Louisiana

The specifics of the case, if true as alleged, are indeed outrageous, but irrelevant to anything to do with the cause of academic freedom. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Inspired by Time Magazine, Here's an Ingenious Nomination for Censor of the Year

Remember, nominations will close tomorrow, January 29. I am arbitrarily setting midnight Pacific Time on Wednesday as the moment the door slams shut. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Slate Amends Its Headline About Teaching "Creationism" in U.S. Schools, But It's Still Wrong

Hmm, since teaching creationism in public schools is unconstitutional all across these fifty states, here's a suggestion for Slate. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Categories: Anti-Science News

Slate Cartoonist Takes a Stab at Statutory Interpretation 'Cause, Hey, Why Not?

This has been getting a lot of attention, including from activist Zack Kopplin. Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
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When Biology Transformed from Chemistry to Information Theory

The genetics revolution began when life came to be seen as the result of coded information, not just chemicals. Evolution News & Views
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