Global Warming Off Topic

Two More Scientists Say Manmade Global Warming is Hogwash

Global warming debate ‘irrational’: scientists Stephanie Stein / Standard-Freeholder Local News – Thursday, April 26, 2007 @ 10:00 The current debate about global warming is “completely irrational,” and people need to start taking a different approach, say two Ottawa scientists. Carleton University science professor Tim Patterson said global warming will not bring about the downfall […]

Intelligent Design

Clutching at Evolutionary Straws

Photosynthesis research on yellowtops: Macroevolution in progress. Kutschera U, Niklas KJ. Institut fur Biologie, Universitat Kassel, Heinrich-Plett-Str. 40, 34109 Kassel, Germany. My emphasis. The vast majority of angiosperms, including most of the agronomically important crop plants (wheat, etc.), assimilate CO(2) through the inefficient C(3) pathway of photosynthesis. Under ambient conditions these organisms loose about 1/3 […]

Intelligent Design

Grand Champion of the “2007 Push Them in the Fire Tournament” is disqualified at this year’s Darwin Camp Jubilee

This annual competition teaches Darwin Scouts applied natural selection and survival of the fittest. This year’s winner, a 28 year old ex-motorcycle gang member from Oakland, California, shows no remorse after cheating. Darwin Scouts must be between the ages of 8 and 14. “Let him keep the prize,” says Finch. “There are no rules in […]

Intelligent Design

Did the premier organization of Christians in science really choose to target fellow Christians instead of materialism in science? Apparently so.

In “American Scientific Affiliation – whatever happened to its mission?”, Bill Dembski alludes to an earlier post of mine: I write this post to put into perspective Denyse O’Leary’s recent remarks about the “gutting of a spiritual tradition from within” (see here — the relevance of her remarks to the ASA cannot be missed) and […]

Philosophy Religion Science

American Scientific Affiliation — Whatever happened to its mission?

The ASA (American Scientific Affiliation) is an organization of scientists who are Christians. It has traditionally been strongly pro theistic evolution. Its most prominent member is Francis Collins. I’m also a member. About three years ago I received the following mass mailing from the ASA’s Jack Haas (I’ve known Jack since 1990 and our exchanges […]