Intelligent Design

Political correctness alert: Non-Darwinist philosopher doubts equality of women

John Davison of our list was referred to by one of our authors as “incorrigible” (so much so that the author hastened to print his views! – a good sign). Well, here’s another one for you. Agnostic Australian philosopher David Stove, not content to take on Darwin, apparently had the intellectual courage, as a friend Read More…

Biology Science

400,000-Year-Old DNA Intact?

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060714/sc_afp/swedenspainscience_060714171218 STOCKHOLM (AFP) – A Swedish-led team of scientists has discovered 400,000-year-old DNA in bear teeth, the Uppsala University in Sweden said. The team, made up of Swedish, Spanish and German researchers, discovered the remains of the bear in a cave in Atapuerca, northern Spain. “It is usually hard to find DNA that is older Read More…

Intelligent Design Just For Fun

What is a “pseudo-journalist”?

Wesley Elsberry, in blogging about Denyse O’Leary’s recent coming on board here at UD, refers to her as a “pseudo-journalist” (go here)? What a curious designation. Does Wesley’s use of the prefix “pseudo” simply indicate his disapproval of O’Leary and, in particular, her failure to accept his brand of evolution? Or does the prefix indicate Read More…

Darwinism Evolution

Read my lips: “I take all responsibility for any errors in those chapters”

In April I announced on this blog Ann Coulter’s then forthcoming book GODLESS (go here). There I remarked, “I’m happy to report that I was in constant correspondence with Ann regarding her chapters on Darwinism — indeed, I take all responsibility for any errors in those chapters.” Jim Downard, rather than simply taking me at Read More…

Intelligent Design

Thinkquote of the day: Why career scientists cannot afford to consider challenges to Darwinism

by Denyse O’Leary ARN correspondent Lawyer Edward Sisson writes with considerable insight about the career scientist’s dilemma: There is also a unique reason why scientists are particularly averse to developing an opinion that the theory of unintelligent evolution cannot explain all of the diversity of life on earth, and that an intelligent-designer theory may be Read More…

Philosophy Science

Shermer critiqued over his recent piece in SCIAM on confirmation bias

Graeme Hunter (a philosophy professor at the University of Ottawa examines Michael Shermer’s recent piece on confirmation bias published in Scientific American: . . . Shermer tells us – or rather science does and Shermer is only its messenger – that opinionated people actually suffer from what is called a “confirmation bias”, which Shermer defines Read More…

Intelligent Design

Unwitting Pro-ID Peer-Reviewed Articles on the Increase . . .

Here is an ID research paper published in PNAS. Note that some important principles of evolutionary theory are criticized in the abstract. This research shows how ID is capable of being applied in biology. Genetics The regulatory utilization of genetic redundancy through responsive backup circuits ( evolution | gene duplications | modeling | systems biology Read More…

Intelligent Design

Iders: Start by asking different questions

Recently, National Review‘s John Derbyshire took on George Gilder’s case against Darwinism and for ID. To Gilder’s “Darwinian Theory has Become an All-Purpose Obstacle to Thought Rather than an Enabler of Scientific Advance” (his subtitle, actually), Derbyshire ripostes against ID, After being around for many years, it has not produced any science. George’s own Discovery Read More…