A small group of Wikipedia admins with a grudge against ID have been running amok with no oversight performing and/or allowing hatchet jobs on ID and its leaders. It’s long past time to expose what they’ve been doing. Wikipedia is far too popular and reliable source of information, especially for school children, to let this […]
Recently, a caffeine-deprived friend was grousing about the fact that ID proponents don’t tend to be welcomed at “open theology” conferences. “Open theology” implies a much more limited sort of God than the Immortal, invisible, God only wise of the Western monotheist (Jewish, Christian, Muslim) tradition. Now, it’s unclear to me why the ID guys, […]
So many media outlets have voted themselves the guardians of the bottom-up theory of life and the opponents of the top-down theory of life. Consistent with their mission, they seem to compete for what they can get wrong about intelligent design or any other idea that insists that mind comes first. Evidence has nothing to […]
Controversial scientist predicts planetary wipeout Billions of people could be wiped out over the next century because of climate change, a leading expert said. Professor James Lovelock, who pioneered the idea of the Earth as a living organism, said as the planet heats up humans will find it increasingly hard to survive. He warned that […]
Once again, when the secular ruling elite of the science establishment can’t make a convincing case on the merits they try to get their conclusions mandated by judicial fiat. US Supreme Court appears divided over global warming
The Center for Inquiry’s new branch office in DC has issued a “Declaration on Science and Secularism” in which they lament the increasing appeal of ID among the unwashed masses. There’s a simple way for this problem to go away: stop stealing the money of the unwashed masses (in the form of taxes) to underwrite […]
“You measure a democracy by the freedom it gives its dissidents, not the freedom it gives its assimilated conformists.” — Who said it and how does it apply to the ID-evolution controversy?
Chromosomal sex determination in the platypus discovered to be a combination of mammal and bird systems. The resemblance to birds is now more than just superficial. http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn6568
Here are articles that came out just since last night on the challenge to Darwinian orthodoxy in the UK. It looks as though Truth in Science is causing a media storm. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/11/27/id_blighty http://www.bbc.co.uk/worldservice/learningenglish/newsenglish/witn/2006/11/061127_intelligent.shtml http://arstechnica.com/journals/science.ars/2006/11/27/6092 http://education.guardian.co.uk/schools/story/0,,1958138,00.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/11/28/ncreation28.xml http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/11/28/ncreation128.xml http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/education/6187534.stm http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2006/11/28/ncreation228.xml http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/10924.html http://www.christiantoday.com/article/intelligent.design.filtering.into.british.schools.as.darwin.debate.intensifies/8526.htm
From Anti-evolutionists raise their profile in Europe in the November 23, 2006 issue of the prestigious scientific journal Nature.
With Dawkins and his village atheism getting so much attention, it’s only appropriate that THE BRITES is back in business: http://cedros.globat.com/~thebrites.org/index.htm.
Take a look at Ross McKitrick’s recent remarks on the subject of position statements from professional societies: http://climatesci.atmos.colostate.edu/2006/11/23/should-scientific-societies-issue-position-statements-by-ross-mckitrick He argues against the practice of societies issuing position statements. This has direct application to the ID debate and the public statements issued by the AAAS, NAS, AAS, etc. Here are two particularly insightful paragraphs from McKitrick’s […]
Steven Pinker has published an interesting op-ed in today’s Harvard Crimson, criticizing the current report of Harvard’s committee on general education. If one could reformulate Pinker’s dogmatic pronouncements as questions to be examined, this would be a good essay. For example, What is faith? Is Earth truly an undistinguished speck in the cosmos, or is […]
Here is my review of Francis Collins’ The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief (Free Press, New York, 2006), with a look at the other reviews. Collins isÃ‚Â a snapshot in time: the Christian scientist reassuring everyone that materialist science is no threatÃ‚Â – on the very eve of the big blowout. Some […]
With Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris, et al. on a rampage against religion, its worth putting the sins of atheism in perspective: Atheism, not religion, is the real force behind the mass murders of history By Dinesh D’Souza RANCHO SANTA FE, CALIF. – In recent months, a spate of atheist books have argued that religion represents, […]