Intelligent Design

Intelligent design and high culture: A thoughtful engineering prof skewers the big mantra – “Natural selection does it all”

A friend alerts me to this interesting article, “Does Nature Suggest Transcendence?”, by Neil D. Broom in The Global Spiral (a Metanexus publication). Broom is Professor of Materials Science at the University of Auckland New Zealand. My friend describes the article as “broadly pro-ID” – and I would be inclined to agree, except that I Read More…

Intelligent Design

ID “a branch of creationism” – Adam Rutherford from Nature

Adam Rutherford from Nature shows he is blinded even to an understanding of the difference between ID  and creationism. In his teacher’s TV rant he calls for the re-education of the 18% of UK science teachers not convinced that Darwinism has, in his words, “withstood all attacks”. Commenting on the same survey, UK Daily Telegraph defines ID Read More…

Irreducible Complexity

Evolution does and does not predict irreducible complexity, and anyway it doesn’t exist …

I’ve been meaning for ages to review the pseudonymous* Mike Gene’s Design Matrix – and yes, I’ll get to it – but for now here is fun post at his blog, summarizing the incontrovertible truth about evolution and irreducible complexity Chris Ho-Stuart: However, Muller’s claim is that this [IC] is an EXPECTED result of evolution. Read More…

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Featured Article Review of ID at Wikipedia

Wikipedia’s Intelligent Design article was recommended for review on continuing as a Featured Article on Oct. 15. See the Discussion on Intelligent Design on whether it reaches Wikipedia’s Featured Article Criteria See the previous FAR of 24 July 2007. Specific Suggestions from FAR have been added to the ongoing Discussion on ID. This provides for Read More…

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Vatican to exclude ID & Evolutionists from Origins conference

The Vatican apparently seeks to understand biological evolution, as long as speakers do not address the issue of origins whether advocates of Intelligent Design, Creationists, or Evolutionists. That appears to a priori exclude the foundational issue of causation. It also appears to assume that papers on “biological evolution” do not have any unstated assumptions on Read More…