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Run-up to EXPELLED: Ben Stein Hosts Stanford Debate — Hitchens vs. Richards

DEBATE: Atheism vs. Theism and The Scientific Evidence of Intelligent Design Sunday, January 27th at 4pm PST, Stanford University WHAT: Stanford University will play host to a debate entitled Atheism vs. Theism & the Scientific Evidence for Intelligent Design. This debate is being organized by student groups at Stanford: IDEA Club at Stanford,The Stanford Review Read More…

The Design of Life

The Design of Life: Popular science media solve the origin of life – every couple of weeks …

Excerpt: When a scrap of evidence supports any one of the competing theories of the origin of life, doubts about that theory itself are often not discussed in the article. That practice distorts the overall picture. To see why, suppose for example that the police are trying to determine which of three suspects stole a Read More…

Biology Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design

What Does T. cistoides Have To Do With Darwin’s Finches?

Because of a prediction, a very strong prediction, I made on another thread, I’ve had reason to look into just what has been happening to Darwin’s finches way off on the Galapagos Islands. Here is a paper published last year in Science Magazine by the Grants, experts in Darwin’s finches. I looked at their paper, Read More…

Intelligent Design

Mathematicians are trained to value simplicity

It is frustrating for me to see that even most ID proponents are ready to concede a Darwinian explanation for any complex structure which does not seem to be irreducibly complex. If someone could show, for example, that the bacterial flagellum could have been constructed through many gradual improvements, would I find a Darwinian explanation Read More…

Darwinism Philosophy Religion

The Cardinal Dresses Darwin Up for God: Compatibilist Strategies – Do They Work?

On  July 7, 2005 Cardinal Christoph Schönborn wrote an article Finding Design in Nature  that seemed to level serious criticism at Darwinism and neo-Darwinism.   “Now at the beginning of the 21st century, faced with scientific claims like neo-Darwinism and the multiverse hypothesis in cosmology invented to avoid the overwhelming evidence for purpose and design found in modern science,” Read More…