“Should public schools teach Intelligent Design along with Evolution?” http://www.bu.edu/com/greatdebate Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tsai Performance Center, Boston University 685 Commonwealth Avenue Visit this page to view a live webcast of the debate: http://realserver.bu.edu:8080/ramgen/encoder/greatdebate.rm The Debate Participants: Affirmative Edward H. Sisson, Esq. Partner, Arnold and Porter, Washington, D.C. Mr. Sisson advised witnesses at […]
Deteriorata (old National Lampoon song) http://www.nationallampoon.com/flashbacks/deteriorata/default2.asp You are a fluke of the universe You have no right to be here And whether you can hear it or not The universe is laughing behind your back GIVE UP! Designorama You are the product of design Every hair on your head is numbered You are irreplacable and […]
In the July 9th, 2005 issue of The New Scientist, there appears the following passage quoting Brown University’s Ken Miller:
Robert Pennock’s Nature article with Richard Lenski on the evolutionary program AVIDA does not mention Michael Behe, irreducible complexity, or intelligent design (for a critique of that article, go here). And yet, when Pennock criticizes ID, the first thing he does is point to that article as a refutation of ID and, in particular, Michael […]
Fitness among Competitive Agents: A Brief Note By William A. Dembski The upshot of the No Free Lunch theorems is that averaged over all fitness functions, evolutionary computation does no better than blind search (see Dembski 2002, ch 4 as well as Dembski 2005 for an overview). But this raises a question: How does evolutionary […]
Dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge deny. http://www.script-o-rama.com/movie_scripts/d/dodgeball-script-transcript-ben-stiller.htm
“Michael Borowitz, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, says: ‘The shapes of the major clusters are often similar but in any system there is noise, and those noisy dots are in the same place too. That’s hard to explain by biology. It is very difficult for me to believe that […]
The “TurnItIn.com” website allows teachers quickly and easily to identify plagiarism in student papers: http://turnitin.com/static/products_services/plagiarism_prevention.html.
Yes, we’ve read it. But the claim that 70,000 Australian scientists oppose ID is comparable to saying that hundreds of thousands of U.S. scientists oppose ID because the AAAS has formally denounced it. Here’s something just in from an Australian colleague: One issue which has really been irritating is the ‘error’ which appeared in the […]
This Saturday Casey Luskin is scheduled to debate Nick Matzke of the NCSE at 10 am (pacific time) on the Ron Insana show (http://www.westwoodone.com/talk_ron_insana_bios.htm). The debate topic? ID of course.
Dear Colleagues: NABT has recently received several requests from the media (including CNN television and the Baltimore Sun newspaper) to interview teachers who have been pressured by parents, principals, school boards, etc. either to soften or eliminate the teaching of evolution or to include intelligent design into their curricula. If you have had this experience […]
Fred Plans To Devolve — Bacteria More Respectable by Fred Reed http://www.libertypost.org/cgi-bin/readart.cgi?ArtNum=113836 I read with what would be despair if I cared enough that the courts, this time in Pennsylvania, are again getting their knickers in a knot over Evolution. Oh help. There must be another planet somewhere upon which to hide.
For IMMEDIATE RELEASE on October 26, 2005 Citizens Have Right to Present Proposed Evolution Policy at School Board Meetings School Officials Must Answer in Court for Alleged Religious Discrimination Sacramento, CA In an important legal victory for citizens seeking to improve how evolution is taught in public schools, a federal judge has ruled that California […]
Here’s a report on the recent Prague ID conference by someone on the ground from our side — quite a different perspective from the AP report that appeared in the NYTimes and elsewhere. On Saturday, October 22, 2005, almost 700 people from 18 nations gathered in Prague (Czech Republic) for a conference on “Darwin and […]
Provine Talks on Intelligent Design Debate Defends theory of evolution October 26, 2005 by Brian Kaviar Sun Staff Writer From http://www.cornellsun.com/vnews/display.v/ART/2005/10/26/435f266296320 William Provine, the C.A. Alexander Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, gave a lecture entitled Ã¢â‚¬Å“Evolution and Intelligent DesignÃ¢â‚¬Â at Alpha Delta Phi fraternity last night. The lecture came on the heels of Interim […]