Darwinism Intelligent Design

Michael Ruse on Ken Miller’s New Book (Or, Truth and Beauty Versus Lies and Ugliness)

Michael Ruse writes: “Ken Miller’s new book, Only a Theory, Evolution and the Battle for America’s Soul, is everything we have come to expect from him — informed, witty, and above all deeply serious about matters of concern to us all. He takes so-called intelligent design theory apart, piece by piece, showing it for the Read More…

Intelligent Design

Fine-tuning a materialist society – Introducing the “pre-crime”!

I am currently transcribing Canadian civil rights lawyer and journalist Ezra Levant‘s talk at a lunch at the Canadian Bar Association offices. In Canada’s increasingly illiberal regime, Levant has been charged with “hate crime” for publishing the Danish “Mohammed” cartoons. Among the innovations he addresses is “pre-crime” – first introduced in Tom Cruise’s Minority Report, and Read More…

Intelligent Design

TheoEvo vs. ID — Hey, who started this anyway?

Ken Miller compares ID proponents to “welfare queens” (go here) and Karl Giberson denounces ID proponents for “smearing” theistic evolutionists, citing this blog (go here). Besides displaying desperation, these people have no evident sense of irony. Miller has for years been dipping his hand into the public till, which continues to underwrite sales of his Read More…

Culture Education

How our Marxist faculties got that way

How our Marxist faculties got that way By Edward Bernard Glick June 17, 2008 American Thinker Edward Bernard Glick is a professor emeritus of political science at Temple University and the author of “Soldiers, Scholars, and Society: The Social Impact of the American Military.” It’s August 1968. Anti-Vietnam War demonstrators have just wrecked the Democratic Read More…

Expelled

Attention Darwinpickets! Advance screening of Ben Stein’s controversial Expelled film at the Varsity theatre in Toronto

I have been invited to an advance screening of Expelled in Canada (the widely denounced #5 political documentary about the attempts to silence the intelligent design guys) on Thursday, June 26, at 7:00pm at The Varsity Theatre – 55 Bloor St. West in Toronto. The film opens the following Friday June 27 (or Saturday June Read More…

Culture

Another pro-ID movie opens on 2,986 theater screens

According to this reviewer: “The Happening” is the biggest ID movie of the year: M. Night Shyamalan’s critically-panned flick The Happening is Hollywood’s first blockbuster to promote the anti-evolutionary theory of intelligent design. Maybe you thought Ben Stein’s ill-fated documentary Expelled was the only movie to argue in favor of the neo-Christian idea that an Read More…

Biology Global Warming Intelligent Design

Trees regulate photosynthesis temperature – by design?

Leaves have been found to regulate temperature to “around 21.4° Celsius plus or minus 2.2 degrees,” during photosynthesis. That appears to me to be a design to increase or optimize photosynthesis. ID Hypothesis: Trees, and other biotic systems regulate leaf temperature to increase or optimize photosynthesis. There will be temperature and/or humidity sensors and transpiration Read More…

Intelligent Design

Theistic Evolutionists Close Ranks — Let the Bloodletting Begin!

Theistic evolutionists hold that Darwinian evolution is God’s way of bringing about the diversity of life on earth. They used to be content to criticize ID on scientific grounds. But that’s no longer enough. They are now charging ID with undermining the very fabric of civilization and even the Christian religion itself. Ken Miller’s most Read More…

Biology Darwinism Intelligent Design

Nobel Prize winner HJ Muller, unwitting pioneer of genetic entropy theories

Muller received the Nobel Prize for “for the discovery that mutations can be induced by x-rays”. He studied the effects of mutation on populations, and indirectly spawned ideas which were elaborated in the book Genetic Entropy by Cornell geneticist John Sanford. The theory of genetic entropy has the potential to overturn Darwinism on empirical grounds Read More…