I have consistently argued that intelligent design neither rules out the common descent of life on Earth (Darwin’s single Tree of Life) nor restricts the implementation of design to common descent, as if that were the only possible geometry for the large-scale relationships of organisms. Thus, with regard to this forum, the truth or falsity […]
The ID they learned about was apparently much more scholarly, well-reasoned and attractive than what they may have read in the newspapers.
Here are some excerpts from The Plausibility of Life, by Marc W. Kirschner and John C. Gerhart. While reading the book, I find that along the way the types of statements which follow are to be found almost everywhere . One of the objections (disingenuous, in my opinion) that the Darwinists have to ID is […]
Since the topic of ID in Universities has come up elsewhere, I decided to post what is going on at George Mason University.
In browsing the New Mexicans for Science and Reason site and the Oynate Man prank (which I’d seen before but since it’s so hilarious enjoyed reading again) I came across this statement in the April Fool article explaining what would constitute real evidence against evolution:
Often when we ask the evolutionist what might falsifiy the notion that humans evolved sometime in recent epochs from previous non-human animal species they tell us that discovery of human and dinosaur fossils in the same strata would falsify it.
Arizona State University Professor of Evolutionary Biology John Lynch admits he teaches something on the topic of intelligent design. I shudder to think what it is he teaches about it but that’s neither here nor there for the point I’m about to make.
This article lays it out and backs it up with quotes from the opposition.
Intelligent design is not creationism By Stephen C Meyer Daily Telegraph: 28/01/2006. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/main.jhtml?xml=/opinion/2006/01/28/do2803.xml In 2004, the distinguished philosopher Antony Flew of the University of Reading made worldwide news when he repudiated a lifelong commitment to atheism and affirmed the reality of some kind of a creator. Flew cited evidence of intelligent design in DNA and […]
This just in from a colleague about the internationalizing of ID: ID is part of an university lecture on the University of Bern. The lecture is called “Philosophy of Biology” and organized by Prof. Dr. Gerd GraÃƒÅ¸hoff.
Here’s a revealing quote from Neil Greenspan about the evolution of complexity: In fact, there is no evidence of any kind to indicate that the magnitude of a systemÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s complexity poses any sort of barrier to an origin through evolution, as opposed to an origin through design by an intelligent agent. (source) Let me suggest […]
He Did It By EUGENE H. METHVIN January 28, 2006; Page A9 On May 20, 1992, the state of Virginia executed Roger Coleman, defying a global outcry that included Pope John Paul II, Time and Newsweek. A circus of 50 cameras and 14 satellite trucks crawling with newscasters from as far away as Japan crowded […]
From Table 7 of the Harris Poll Belief in Evolution doubles from 17% to 35% as education goes from high school to postgrad. Belief in ID triples from 6% to 17% as education goes from high school to postgrad.
From a colleague: Harris Poll: http://www.harrisinteractive.com/harris_poll/index.asp?PID=581 According to Table 7, belief in Intelligent Design increases with increasing education. (Ditto for evolution.) According to Table 8, belief in ID is more common among Democrats than Republicans. (Ditto for evolution.) According to Table 9, belief in ID is more common in the Northeastern and Western USA and […]