Don’t blame ya. It’s easy to forget things that aren’t happening. Not much to report but here goes: Solar Activity Lowest in 100 Years. Sunspots still MIA. NAS reports 50 million year cooling trend.
Zoë Corbyn reports (25 September 2008) that in the wake of he uproar over the firing of Michael Reiss: All references to “God” would be removed from the founding charter of the Royal Society under an idea mooted by some of its senior figures, Times Higher Education understands. The society has three charters, drafted between […]
From the responses to a Q&A sent out by Nature here. Do you believe that evolution by means of natural selection is a sufficient explanation for the variety and complexity of life on Earth? Should intelligent design, or some derivative thereof, be taught in science class in public schools? Obama: I believe in evolution, and I […]
I have been alerted by a reader to the fact that the Canadian Federation of Earth Sciences has recently (September 19, 2008) warned: Canadian media report growing public pressure to introduce Creationism and its equivalent Intelligent Design (ID) in school curricula, hinting that Creationism/ID is a ‘theory’, thus suggesting that it shares common ground with […]
With the media swooning over Dicky Dawkins’ fulminations against all things religious, who would have thought that the Dickster actually belongs to the less rational (statistically speaking) group: Check out the report at the WSJ. Here’s an excerpt: The reality is that the New Atheist campaign, by discouraging religion, won’t create a new group of […]
Many of you are wondering why the UD adminstration decided to take an aggressive stand promoting the McCain/Palin presidential ticket. There are two reasons. The first is that both Senator McCain and Governor Palin are on record supporting “teach the controversy”. Senator Obama is on the record against it. Our goal is not to vanquish […]
Over at Telic Thoughts Bradford resurrected a discussion based on my UD essay, Writing Computer Programs by Random Mutation and Natural Selection. In reference to the quote, “The set of truly functional novel situations is so small in comparison with the total possible number of situations that they will never occur, which is the point […]
(A synopsis of a play in three acts) If we go by the recent Michael Reiss drama, Brit Darwin fans seem to be going round the bend on hockey skates … Act One: Well-meaning Brit clergyman wants kids to know “Darwin loves you and has a wonderful plan for your life … “ On September […]
Announcement immediately below plus my commentary afterward: The Nation’s Leading Christian Apologists to Speak at The National Conference on Christian Apologetics, November 7th and 8th in North Carolina Contact: Deborah Hamilton, 215-815-7716 CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, Sept. 10 /Christian Newswire/ — The nation’s leading Christian apologists will speak at Hickory Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC on […]
Once one overcomes their prejudice and admits intelligent design as a live option for science to consider then you start to look at “evolution” as an engineering project instead of a big accident. Everything in macroevolution makes sense from this perspective. One of the predictions of front loading is that we may find genomic building […]
No sooner was Sarah Palin’s candidacy announced, than the Anchorage Daily republished an October 2006 article giving highlights of the then gubernatorial race between three candidates, Palin being one. Almost immediately, the paper has been deluged with request for comments, interviews, and transcripts to feed the frenzy, keeping their editors and writers quite busy.
Why was Richard Dawkins battering away at his keyboard before breakfast on Tuesday morning (16 Sept. 08), before his toast, marmalade and English tea were cold? The statement later published on the New Scientist website, apparently received just before the formal announcement from the Royal Society, contradicts the official reason Reiss was removed. Richard Dawkins […]
Democrats in congress are trying to deny any blame in the credit crisis. The fact of the matter is they are wholly culpable and if they hadn’t succeeded in subverting what I’m going to term “lending to the financially fittest” none of this would have happened. Watch the video below the fold which I had […]
Well, not larger than I thought, but larger than most biologists thought. If biologists were engineers and knew something of designed systems they wouldn’t find their thinking was wrong so often. And sparc, please make a note, microRNAs don’t just target the 3′ UTR. RNA Interference Plays Bigger Role Than Previously Thought ScienceDaily (Sep. 18, […]
TOUCHSTONE, with its special ID double issue back in 1999, was one of the first periodicals to openly support the ID movement. That double issue became a book, coedited by Jim Kushiner and me, titled SIGNS OF INTELLIGENCE: UNDERSTANDING INTELLIGENT DESIGN (for the Amazon.com listing, click here). Now’s a good time to subscribe to TOUCHSTONE: […]