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Date: 2002/05/22 13:23:17, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
A review of the Icons video appeared in Seattle Weekly here.

Date: 2002/05/22 13:30:08, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Here's AIG's take.

Date: 2002/05/24 01:28:43, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
In addition, the Cleveland Plain Dealer has conveniently collected its stories on the continuing controversy here.

Date: 2002/06/04 16:32:54, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Note that in the March 14, 2002, Washington Times, Behe is quoted as now rejecting theistic evolution: "ID differs not only from creationism but a third option, theistic evolution, which says God employed the Darwinian process. Behe says that concept is 'no threat to Christian beliefs' and he once agreed with it, but it isn't supported by the biological evidence." The article in question is reproduced at the ARN site here; look in the sixth paragraph from the bottom.

Date: 2002/06/07 17:01:12, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Behe is presumably rejecting the evolution (or the Darwinian) component of theistic evolution, not the theistic component, on what he takes to be empirical grounds.

Date: 2002/12/09 18:37:52, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
David Berlinski published "Has Darwin Met His Match?" in the December 2002 issue of Commentary (vol. 114, no. 5, pp. 31-41). Here Berlinski, a Senior Fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, chastizes not only "Darwinians" but "design theorists" for accepting theories that are empirically vacuous:
...Darwinian theorists may be observed standing in silence. They are looking upward, apparently much occupied in assessing cracks in the ceiling. Beyond saying that that is just the way things are, what could they say? ... Design theorists may now be observed standing in companionable silence alongside Darwinian biologists. They, too, seem to be gazing upward, studying the same queer little cracks in the ceiling.

(From p. 33.) A fascinating, if florid, article. I rushed out and bought a copy of his Black Mischief: Language, Life, Logic, Luck (second edition, Boston: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988) for purposes of comparison. If anyone wants to talk about Berlinski, here's a thread.

Date: 2002/12/13 17:32:40, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
On December 12, 2002, the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted 7–3 not to require new biology textbooks to include a disclaimer about evolution, overruling a measure approved by the Student and School Standards/Instruction Committee on December 10. The committee approved the measure, which would have required a version of the Alabama disclaimer (see NCSE Reports 1995; 15 [4]: 10–1) to be placed in 9th through 12th grade biology textbooks, during a session described as “sometimes contentious” by the Baton Rouge Advocate (2002 Dec 11). Speaking on behalf of the measure, board member Jim Stafford explained, “I don’t believe I evolved from some primate”; board president Paul Pastorek, however, said, “I am not prepared to go back to the Dark Ages.” John W Oller Jr, a young-earth creationist appearing on behalf of the Louisiana Family Forum, argued that a disclaimer was necessary to counter the inaccuracies of the biology textbooks. Among the opponents of the disclaimer at the December 12 meeting of the BESE was J Michael Malec of the American Civil Liberties Union of Louisiana, who reminded the board of the Tangipahoa, Louisiana, Parish Board of Education’s failed attempt to require a spoken evolution disclaimer (see RNCSE 2000; 20 [1–2]: 4–5): “This board should not travel down the road that Louisiana officials have traveled with serious consequences. It should learn from these errors of judgment and reject this disclaimer” (Advocate 2002 Dec 13).

Date: 2002/12/23 18:43:37, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Heir spends family fortune to discredit evolution theory

Date: 2002/12/24 18:27:43, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
I noticed recently that the QRB has ended it's free-online-access startup policy (or whatever it was called) and that therefore the Padian and Gishlick review is no longer available to non-subscriber public types...making the various asundry links from Wells FAQs rather useless.

Could this be remedied, or perhaps QRB will release their papers for free after a year or some such?

I'll check with QRB after I return from vacation.

Date: 2003/03/25 22:08:13, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Finn Pond and Jean Pond published a lengthy article in Reports of the National Center for Science Education 2002: 22 (5) on evolutionary explanations for the divergences from the universal genetic code. It is only somewhat technical. E-mail NCSE to request a copy.

Date: 2003/04/15 23:32:51, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Wiker, not Whitaker. What the hey?

A review of Wiker's book Moral Darwinism by Richard Weikart, a fellow Fellow of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, appeared in Christianity Today's Books and Culture.

Also, a review of it by Van A. Harvey, Professor Emeritus of Religious Studies at Stanford University, will appear in RNCSE 23:1, which will go to the printer by the end of the week.  Now would be a good time to make sure that your subscription is current!

Date: 2007/07/01 23:36:12, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
I suppose that the mention of The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists is reason enough to delurk: I read it while I was in college, primarily on the strength of the enthusiastic mention of it in Brendan Behan's Borstal Boy. Not many of the details remain with me now, perhaps not entirely unfortunately; it's a long book.

Date: 2007/10/05 00:29:26, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Hey, when did they make Martin Sheen a Bishop?

('cause it can't be Charlie)

It's Fulton Sheen, whom Ramón Gerardo Antonio Estévez so admired that he borrowed his surname for his stage name, Martin Sheen.

Ah, trivia.

By the way, how do you put the name/timestamp of the person you're quoting next to the Quote tag?

Date: 2008/05/20 00:59:32, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
My review of the book in question, for what it's worth.

Date: 2008/10/30 11:04:59, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Zombie Jamboree in Texas

Date: 2009/01/01 23:51:32, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
A list, with links, of worst-movies-of-2008 lists containing Expelled is here on the NCSE website.

Date: 2015/01/23 09:25:42, Link
Author: Glenn Branch
Many happy returns from all at NCSE!