Christianity Today, Week of April 24 The Other ID Opponents Traditional creationists see Intelligent Design as an attack on the Bible. by Rob Moll | posted 04/25/2006 09:30 a.m. This week, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary named creationist Kurt P. Wise to replace outgoing Intelligent Design proponent William Dembski. The theological and scientific differences between Dembski […]
Pat Hayes of Red State Rabble has composed a rather prolix essay in which he sings the praises of Barbara Forrest and her monumental role in exposing ID as repackaged Creationism. Naturally, Pim van Muers at Panda’s Thumb and Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars are chiming in.
… Or is Ebert just another clueless bonehead whose imagined expertise is in exact disproportion to his actual knowledge … Dr Dembski, Below is a letter to the editor from today’s Boulder Daily Camera (www.dailycamera.com) regarding a panel discussion at the recent University of Colorado at Boulder’s annual Conference on World Affairs. Roger Ebert has […]
For those who haven’t seen it, check out this episode of The Root of all Evil. Note the editorial comments about the persecution of the “rational atheist minority,” Christian fascism, atheists suffering career damage, and the McCarthy era. What irony.
When IDists hypothesize that the bacterial flagellum is irreducibly complex they explain that the hypothesis may be falsified by a detailed and plausible pathway whereby random mutation and natural selection could have built it up. We don’t ask that it be proven that’s how it happened only that it be demonstrated it can happen that […]
Larry Fafarman makes many excellent points and was banned at Panda’s Thumb for making them too often. He and I are fellow outcasts. I invited him to become an author here but he turned me down because he’s strongly against comment moderation and I’m just as strongly in favor of not allowing trolls to ruin […]
If Miller ever makes an appearance in a public event to criticize ID, during the Q&A session, IDers should call him into account for why he misrepresented Michael Behe’s ideas under oath in Kitzmiller vs. Dover. Casey Luskin, IDEA co-founder and attorney at the Discovery Institute, exposed the misrepresentations which Miller used in the trial. […]
An essay that employs NewcombÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s paradox to show how natural evil can be a consequence of human sin in a world where natural evil nonetheless exists before the advent of humanity: http://www.designinference.com/documents/2006.04.christian_theodicy.pdf.
When they came for the creation scientists, I remained silent; I was not a creation scientist. When they locked up the abortion protesters, I remained silent; I was not an abortion protester. When they came for the intelligent design theorists, I did not speak out; I was not an intelligent design theorist. When they came […]
Exercising a Native Intelligence Metric on an Autonomous On-Road Driving System The intelligence of artificial systems is well quantified by the amount of specified complexity inherent in the system representation, provided we have tools to measure it. Some may generally agree with this claim, but argue that it is simply intractable to successfully and accurately […]
You must not miss this: http://cartagodelenda.blogspot.com/2006/04/great-debate.html
No matter whether we find randomly composed, unoptimized structures or whether we find super-optimized digital genetic codes, NeoDarwinian Evolution did it! There’s nothing it can’t do! Oh hold it… why does the phrase “because it explains everything, it explains nothing” come to mind right now? Read more about the theory of everything here.
The authorities in Pensacola, Florida are trying to bulldoze Kent Hovind’s Dinosaur Adventure Land over a building permit dispute. The buildings are all up to code, inspected and found sound, and have stood since 2002 through some of the worst hurricanes Florida has seen in decades. What is WRONG with everyone? I don’t believe people […]
This is an oldie but a goodie. It’s John Rennie, editor-in-chief of Scientific American, describing a dinner he attended with captains of industry such as Craig Barrett, CEO of Intel, and more than a dozen university presidents. He took the opportunity to harangue them about the sad state of affairs regarding the Kansas science standards […]