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Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future Casey Luskin continues his interview of Doug Ell on his new book, Counting to God: A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief. Ell discusses the scientific evidence that led him...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, hear more from Dr. Jonathan Wells on his recently published paper, "Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA." Dr. Wells explains how information is carried in...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, hear the first in a series of podcasts that takes a critical look at the new Cosmos TV series. Listen in as Casey Luskin examines the stated agenda of Cosmos...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin talks with Doug Ell about his book, titled Counting to God: A Personal Journey Through Science to Belief. Ell discusses his personal story about how he lost his...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Jonathan Wells continues his conversation with Casey Luskin about his most recently published peer-reviewed article, "Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA." Listen in as Dr....
Kimberly Hamlin's book, From Eve to Evolution, is history as partisan polemic. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
From the earliest multicellular animals of the Cambrian explosion till today, programmed cell death has not evolved at all. Evolution News & Views
Critics of ID often allege that the term was invented by lawyers to get around the 1987 U.S. Supreme Court ruling Edwards v. Aguillard. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Should students be allowed to critically analyze the findings of science or assess the strengths and weaknesses of scientific hypotheses and theories? Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
Without specialized neurons, you'd bite more tongue than burrito. Evolution News & Views
We have written a lot about the revived Cosmos series that concluded on Sunday, but one thing I still find curious. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
So we have yet another complex system necessary for eukaryotic cellular function that seems to have appeared out of nowhere. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
"A Computer Just Passed the Turing Test in Landmark Trial" -- Or Did It? The Hype on That One Lasted About a Day
What Discovery Institute's Wesley Smith calls "human exceptionalism" remains the best science that we have. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Cosmos Finale Takes One Last Shot at the "Delusion that We Have Some Privileged Position in the Universe"
It was a fitting end, in keeping with what we've seen already in the series. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
When does a beak remain a beak? When developmental rules keep it from becoming something else. Evolution News & Views
The duration of the Cambrian explosion, Charles Marshall's review in Science, the challenge from cladistics -- Dr. Meyer considers all the most frequently promoted challenges. Evolution News & Views
A lot of books -- many of them very good -- have been written about the debate over intelligent design. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
The episode opened with Tyson giving a tour of a beautifully computer-generated model of the great Library of Alexandria in Egypt. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
PZ Myers spoke at Town Hall in Seattle last Thursday night and I attended with a couple of friends and co-workers from Discovery Institute. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Start by insisting that absolutely everything is a big accident. Denyse O'Leary
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!"