Intelligent Design

Peer-Reviewed Stealth ID Classic : The Anthropic Cosmological Principle (1987)

Frank Tipler co-authored a book with John Barrow entitled The Anthropic Cosmological Principle which was a peer-reviewed book published by Oxford University in 1987. The principle thesis: Intelligent information-processing must come into existence in the Universe, and, once it comes into existence, it will never die out. They derive the thesis from Schrodinger’s equation

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There is “teeth” to ID

Chicken will grow teeth when pigs can fly. Well, better start searching the skies for flying pork—scientists have discovered a mutant chicken with a full set of crocodile-like chompers. The mutant chick, called Talpid, also had severe limb defects and died before hatching. It was discovered 50 years ago, but no one had ever examined […]

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Remarkable exchange between Michael Ruse and Daniel Dennett

As Michael Ruse remarked when he gave me permission to quote the following exchange between him and Daniel Dennett: “feel free to quote — after all, I am in deep sh** already!!!” HIGHLIGHT OF THE EXCHANGE: “I think that you and Richard [Dawkins] are absolute disasters in the fight against intelligent design – we are […]

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The AAAS Releases a “Statement on the Teaching of Evolution”.

Here’s an excerpt from the Statement: Science is a process of seeking natural explanations for natural phenomena. Scientists ask questions about the natural world, formulate hypotheses to answer the questions, and collect evidence or data with which to evaluate the hypotheses. Scientific theories are unified explanations of these phenomena supported by extensive testing and evidence. […]

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Playing Devil’s Advocate: Sudden Origins and Irreducible Complexity

One thing that has always irked me is that rarely on this site do we find any critics of ID attempting to challenge the tools/methods of ID directly. For example, one could claim that “CSI isn’t a reliable indicator of intelligence” or “the explanatory filter breaks down under certain conditions” or “ID regularly produces false […]

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Natural Selection – Hasty Generalization, Slippery Slope, or Wishful Thinking?

The observed effects of random mutation plus natural selection can account for temporary changes in finch beak size, pigmentation changes in moths, and antibiotic resistance in bacteria. It has never been observed creating novel 1) cell types, 2) tissue types, 3) organs, or 4) body plans. All four of those creative events must be explained […]