Intelligent Design Science

More Silly Psychobabble About “Resistance to Science”

In this essay, psychologists Paul Bloom and Deena Weisberg assert: The developmental data suggest that resistance to science will arise in children when scientific claims clash with early emerging, intuitive expectations. This resistance will persist through adulthood if the scientific claims are contested within a society, and will be especially strong if there is a Read More…

Intelligent Design

Creationism in popular culture: NYT culture critic visits creation museum

When I first turned to read Edward Rothstein’s account in the New York Times’ Arts section of the just-opened creation museum at Petersburg, Kentucky, I gritted my teeth in advance. I have little use for creation museums, but way, way less use for self-regarding, overaged art twerps who pretend superiority to millions of people who Read More…

Intelligent Design

Columnist and lawyer Ken Connor weighs in on Gonzalez tenure case

Here’s columnist Ken Connor (Terry Schiavo lawyer) on the Gonzalez tenure denial: It seems that many scientists and academicians who hold views contrary to Dr. Gonzalez have concluded that the best way to avoid debate about the evidence for intelligent design is to simply deny jobs to those who will not affirm their atheistic worldview. Read More…

Intelligent Design

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose

Or something like that. This book looks WAY interesting…here’s the blurb from the University of California Press: The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks and Romans famously disagreed on Read More…

Intelligent Design

RNA-binding proteins: modular design for efficient function

Many RNA-binding proteins have modular structures and are composed of multiple repeats of just a few basic domains that are arranged in various ways to satisfy their diverse functional requirements. Recent studies have investigated how different modules cooperate in regulating the RNA-binding specificity and the biological activity of these proteins. They have also investigated how Read More…

Evolution Intelligent Design Religion Science

And Hector Avalos deserves tenure at ISU?

The tenure denial of Guillermo Gonzalez by Iowa State University has been much discussed on this blog of late. The tenure of Hector Avalos, religious studies professor and militant atheist at Iowa State University, however, has yet to be broached here. So let’s do it. Avalos conducted a witch hunt of Guillermo Gonzalez back in Read More…

Intelligent Design

As the design revolution continues, Darwinism slips into irrelevance

Last month I pointed out the unwitting admission by some Darwinists that Darwinism is useless to modern medicine (and for that matter modern science). [see: Darwin dissed by doctors, and a design revolution continues at MIT]. This month I’m pleased that world’s most prestigious scientific journal, Nature, has published a letter from a biophysicist who Read More…