Intelligent Design

Peter Ward Versus Stephen Meyer: No Contest

I am anxiously awaiting a transcript of the recent Ward versus Meyer debate. In the meantime you can check out the transcript of their last debate here: http://www.discovery.org/scripts/viewDB/index.php?command=view&id=3097 Peter Ward is way out of his league in the presence of Stephen Meyer. Frankly, I was embarrassed for Ward. Here are a few excerpts. Check out […]

Biology Comp. Sci. / Eng.

Invasion of the IBM Engineers

http://domino.research.ibm.com/comm/pr.nsf/pages/news.20060425_dna.html IBM today announced its researchers have discovered numerous DNA patterns shared by areas of the human genome that were thought to have little or no influence on its function and those areas that do. As reported today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), regions of the human genome that were […]

Intelligent Design

A Response to Ken Miller & Judge Jones’s Straw Tests of Irreducible Complexity for the Bacterial Flagellum

Do Car Engines Run on Lugnuts? A Response to Ken Miller & Judge Jones’s Straw Tests of Irreducible Complexity for the Bacterial Flagellum http://www.iscid.org/boards/ubb-get_topic-f-6-t-000630.html by Casey Luskin Abstract: In Kitzmiller v. Dover, Judge John E. Jones ruled harshly against the scientific validity of intelligent design. Judge Jones ruled that the irreducible complexity of the bacterial […]

Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design

“Evolutionary Prediction” Is An Oxymoron

In a previous post one commenter exclaimed: “…it is perfectly reasonable to say that, since no evolutionary prediction has ever been contradicted by data, that it reasonably won’t be any time soon.” Darwinian theory predicts everything, but only after the fact. It predicts that people will be selfish, and that they will be selfless. Predictions […]

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Leave it to those progressive Europeans . . .

Socialists: Give apes human rights Tuesday, April 25, 2006 Spain Herald: http://www.spainherald.com/3438.html The Spanish Socialist Party will introduce a bill in the Congress of Deputies calling for “the immediate inclusion of (simians) in the category of persons, and that they be given the moral and legal protection that currently are only enjoyed by human beings.” […]

Intelligent Design

A Deistic Rebuttal of “Dogmatic Atheism and Scientific Ignorance”

In this essay, deist Peter Murphy charges those he calls “active” or “dogmatic” atheists with being “scientifically illiterate, illogical, and cynical”. Poor Mr. Murphy. I guess he just doesn’t realize that by challenging materialistic dogma established fact, he’s just exposed himself as a Bible thumpin’ Christian fundy. I wonder what role in that dastardly Wedge […]

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New York Academy of Sciences keeps the world safe for Darwinism

Go here and here for an account of a conference held last weekend by the New York Academy of Sciences entitled “Teaching Evolution and the Nature of Science” (See here for the conference webpage, and here for the event flyer). With a Darwinian all-star lineup (Bruce Alberts, Ken Miller, Rob Pennock, etc.), speakers instructed the […]

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ID Course at U of Toronto

This past term (Jan – Apr 2006), the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto offered a graduate course called “HPS 1046H – Teleology, Adaptation and Design”, taught by Denis Walsh. Here is the summary: HPS1046: Special Topics: Teleology, Adaptation and Design (D. Walsh) Evolutionary biology, unlike […]