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Convergent Evolution Strikes Again: Orb-Weaver Spiders

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
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New Book "Rescues" Alfred Russel Wallace -- by Refashioning Him in Darwin's Image

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
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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
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Is Natural Selection Like a Computer Algorithm?

Mixing metaphors between computers and evolution is bound to produce questionable results. Evolution News & Views
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How They'll Write About Intelligent Design Someday

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
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Each Time Genomic "Junk" Turns Out to Be Functional, the Case for Intelligent Design Gets Stronger

William Dembski argued in No Free Lunch that intelligent design theory yields no false positives: the Design Filter he modeled doesn't allow them. Evolution News & Views
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Paul Nelson at the Society for Developmental Biology

The title of Paul's poster was "The Target Problem in Characterizing Early Metazoan Developmental Sequences." Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
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An Open Letter to Kenneth Miller and PZ Myers

Everyone is looking forward to seeing your calculations. Please keep the rhetoric to a minimum. Michael Behe
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Self-Intelligent Design Proves Human Exceptionalism

Opponents of human exceptionalism never tire of inventing arguments for why human beings are entitled to no special moral standing. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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A Deep and Abiding Need for Neanderthals to Be Stupid. Why?

When Neanderthal man was first classified, he satisfied a felt need for a separate, intellectually inferior human species. Denyse O'Leary
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Setting the Record Straight: Stephen Meyer and "Junk" DNA

An Amazon reviewer faults Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell for not discussing the question of "junk" DNA. Actually, he does, in multiple places. Here's the lowdown. Andrew McDiarmid http://www.evolutionnews.org
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War on Humans: How Would Legalizing Assisted Suicide Help the Downtrodden?

A South African anti-apartheid icon joins the debate on doctor-prescribed death. Et tu, Tutu? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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The Edge of Evolution: Why Darwin's Mechanism Is Self-Limiting

As we've discussed extensively here over the past week, a recent paper confirms a key inference I made in 2007 in The Edge of Evolution. Michael Behe
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Polling climate around the world

A new report from Ipsos MORI includes data on public opinion about the causes of climate change from twenty nations — and the United States led the world in the rate of climate change denial, as assessed by answers to two questions.

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Church Youth Groups and Apologetics

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:41
Over on Facebook, Nancy Pearcey responded to a post about young people and deconversion from churches with a modest proposal: let them read apologetics. Age at which people leave the church — Tell me again why youth groups focus on games and goodies instead of majoring on apologetics? One study found that the age at […]
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Understanding creationism, VIII: An insider's guide by a former young-Earth creationist

Panda's Thumb - Fri, 2014-07-18 16:04
By David MacMillan. 8. New perspective. I think there are several different varieties of creationism activists. Some are obsessed with the presumed negative effects of evolution and secular humanism. Some are driven by suspicion for science and the certainty that a conspiracy must be afoot. Some use creationist apologetics to make themselves feel smarter and better-informed than the general public. Some are genuinely interested in science and want to know the truth. I’d be lying... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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The Michael Medved Show: Stephen Meyer Debates Michael Shermer

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-07-18 16:04
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer debates Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, on the question: Should scientists be skeptical about Darwinian evolution? The debate extends into the topics of whether we should...
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Peer-Reviewed Science: What the Field of Systems Biology Can Tell Us About Intelligent Design

"'Reverse engineering' would seem to imply that there was 'engineering' in the first place." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Now with 12 Emmy Nominations, Why Shouldn't Cosmos End Up in the Schools?

As a media vehicle, the series is much less "educationally driven" than it is message-driven. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The Tang Factor: Last Night with William Dembski at McCaw Hall

What does a powdered orange drink have to do with Dembski's argument that information underlies material reality rather than the other way around? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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