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Darwin, Natural Selection, and the Norman Bates School of Hotel Management

There’s an old Saturday Night Live routine with Anthony Perkins (who played Norman Bates, the crazed motel operator in Hitchcock’s PSYCHO). In it, Perkins, playing Bates, describes his new school of hotel management: Norman Bates: [ to camera ] Are you tired of slaving away in a dull, dead-end job? Fed up with meager paychecks […]

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“Darwin’s Divisions”

Darwin’s Divisions BY FR. MARTIN HILBERT Philosopher of science and Catholic priest Martin Hilbert explores the church’s role in discussing science and Darwinism using the recent comments of Popes, Cardinal Schönborn of Austria, and the head of the Vatican Observatory, Father George Coyne, S. J. The church would do a great disservice to believers and […]

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Think of atheists like the mafia and ID as cutting into their profits

Intelligent design leads to forsaking atheism By Jerry Bergman Why did the court rule against teaching intelligent design in the Dover, Pa., case? Judge Jones’ ruling was summed up by one commentator as follows: Critical analysis of evolutionism leads to intelligent design, which leads to the Creator requirement. The Creator requirement leads to religion, which […]

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Presenting a united front — Evolutionists are finding it more and more difficult

Pitt anthropologist thinks Darwin’s theory needs to evolve on some points Monday, May 29, 2006 By Mark Roth Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06149/694046-85.stm Darwin was wrong, and his modern-day adherents perpetuate his mistakes. That sounds like the opening salvo of an advocate for Intelligent Design or some other religiously driven critique of the theory of evolution. […]

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The argument from incredulity vs. The argument from gullibility

On another blog, the following quotes from Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement are listed approvingly: “Evolutionary biology certainly hasn’t explained everything that perplexes biologists, but intelligent design hasn’t yet tried to explain anything at all.” –Daniel C. Dennett, Philosopher “Not only is ID markedly inferior to Darwinism at explaining and understanding nature […]

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Dennett and Dawkins are “Darwinian Fundamentalists” — Dennett says so himself

[Excerpts from a lecture by Daniel Dennett in March this year:] The late Steve Gould was really right when he called Richard and me Darwinian fundamentalists. And I want to say what a Darwinian fundamentalist is. A Darwinian fundamentalist is one who recognizes that either you shun Darwinian evolution altogether, or you turn the traditional […]

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Visigoths at the Gates

Extracts from the introduction to Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement, edited by John Brockman, Vintage Books (go here for an earlier report about this book on this blog): Religious fundamentalism is on the rise under the rubric of “intelligent design.” ID imperils American global dominance in science and presents the gravest of […]

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Discovery Institute Press Release on Cobb County Case

FOR RELEASE MAY 25, 2006 Discovery Institute Applauds Federal U.S. Appeals Court Decision To Throw Out Judge’s Ruling Against Evolution Disclaimers on Textbooks Atlanta – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has thrown out the trial court decision ruling that evolution disclaimers on science textbooks were unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision the […]