Intelligent Design

Is ID science?–a 30-year old opinion

In 1978-79 I was visiting professor in the computer science department at Purdue University, when the student newspaper (the Exponent) published a letter to the editor comparing “creationists” to “flat-earthers”. My reply, given below, was published a few days later. The reason I thought this 30-year-old letter might be of some interest to UD readers […]

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A Mere Stack of Stones

Someone I correspond with sent me this. It’s a good example of how the design inference has been employed for practical matters. On the subject of stacked stones in the wilderness, here is a little story that may be interesting. In my legal practice my most prominent pro bono case was to seek the first-ever […]

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Quote of the day: Arthur Koestler on “Corporate Orthodoxy”

“Galileo’s conflict with the church could have probably been avoided if he had been endowed with less passion and more diplomacy; but long before that conflict, he had incurred the implacable hostility of the orthodox Aristotelians who held key positions at the Italian universities. Religion and political oppression play only an incidental part in the […]

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The Illusion of Knowledge Revisited

This morning the New Scientist web site posted an article entitled “Is Dark Energy an Illusion?”  See here: http://space.newscientist.com/article/dn11498-is-dark-energy-an-illusion.html Here is the lead sentence:  “The quickening pace of our universe’s expansion may not be driven by a mysterious force called dark energy after all, but paradoxically, by the collapse of matter in small regions of […]

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Terry Gross interviews Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins

Richard Dawkins and Francis Collins are at it again, however not face to face this time, but as guests on alternate days on NPR’s ‘Fresh Air’ with Terry Gross. She asks pertinent questions but as always, remains objective, taking no position on either side. In Wednesday’s interview, Dawkins takes a moment reading from page 15 […]

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Darwin’s Dangerous Idea: The Disturbing Legacy of America’s Eugenics Crusade

[Event announcement] One hundred years ago on March 9, Indiana passed the world’s first forced sterilization law. Two years later, Washington State enacted a similar measure. Both laws were part of a crusade to breed better humans known as “eugenics.” Promoted by evolutionary biologists in the name of Darwinian natural selection, eugenics led to the […]

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The Wisdom of Starbucks — Allowing All Sides a Place at the Table

Here’s what’s appearing on Starbucks coffee cups that’s relevant to our concerns: The Way I See It #224 Darwinism’s impact on traditional social values has not been as benign as its advocates would like us to believe. Despite the efforts of its modern defenders to distance themselves from its baleful social consequences, Darwinism’s connection with […]

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The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe — A Preview

Granville Sewell asked me to post this: “The Evolution of the Long-Necked Giraffe” A Preview of W.E.Loennig’s Part II By Granville Sewell Darwin’s story of how the giraffe got its long neck is perhaps the most popular and widely-told story of evolution. It is popular because it seems plausible: giraffes with slightly longer necks enjoyed […]

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More reasons paleoanthropology has a bad reputation and ID continues its advance

Not long ago an anthropologist resigned in ‘dating disaster’. Now we learn world famous paleoantrhopologist Leakey Manipulated His Apelike “Skull 1470” to Look Human . Dr. Leakey produced a reconstruction that could not have existed in real life…. let’s see if Leakey will recant. Let’s see if the textbook publishers will fix the mistake. His […]