Dr. Guliuzza gives key arguments of detecting design in sexual reproduction, in contrast to evolution and order caused by natural law. ———————— Creationist speaker makes case for intelligent design Dan Boyer, Michigan Tech Lode 03/25/2009 Dr. Randy Guliuzza . . .asserted that he was not making an argument about design based on the absence of […]
I must move on to other stories about false knowledge infesting the sciences and social sciences, but realized that I should notice this comment to this post: Bottom line is that even if the Gage story is wrong it does not show what is currently known about TBI. Whether Gage is true or not does […]
There is a lot of confusion about dualism. Few people today hold to Cartesian substance dualism, but that is often the straw man that materialist opponents to dualism attack. Over at O’Leary’s Phineas Gage post Dr. Vincent Torley asks: “Why are we wasting our time debating a completely discredited theory (Cartesian dualism) which most Christians […]
I’m currently writing an essay on computational vs. biological evolution. The applicability of computational evolution to biological evolution tends to be suspect because one can cook the simulations to obtain any desired result. Still, some of these evolutionary simulations seem more faithful to biological reality than others. Christoph Adami’s AVIDA, Tom Schneider’s ev, and Tom […]
I periodically get emails from individuals who are sympathetic to ID but then read Francis Collins’ THE LANGUAGE OF GOD and find themselves wondering what to think. Thus I recently received the following email: Dear Dr. Dembski, I … have read, I think, three of your books — the most recent “The Design Revolution”. I […]
I was at dinner the other week with a voluble atheist religion professor who, in defense of a materialist view of the human mind, raised the subject of Phineas Gage (1823-1860). Ah yes, the man whose personality changed completely after a horrific accident, a staple of Introductory Psychology. Anyone who has taken Psychology 101 or […]
Message Theory is testable and comprehensive
Here are excerpts from The Design Matrix by Mike Gene: Metaphors such as “fear”, “cost”, “abhor” and “angry”, commonly share the projection of consciousness onto the world. Metaphors such as these represent the human tendency to view the world through anthropomorphic glasses. However, the metaphors employed by molecular biologists are not of this type. …. […]
I posted this news item about GM crops on the Science and Values blog and would be interested in starting a discussion about how intelligent design proponents view genetically modified crops. If design in nature is ‘optimal’ then can that be improved through human intervention? What does ID predict, perhaps that GM crops will always […]
Here’s a useful link to the response to efforts to pretend that scientists whose research convinces them that the universe shows evidence of design do not face persecution. (I’ve covered the persecution for years. To say it is not happening is, to me, like saying 9-11 didn’t happen. It is always possible for an ideologue […]
So why are these University of Colorado at Boulder people – and New Scientist – determined to prove that God must have created life? Look, I don’t care, but consider this: Just when claims for Akilia, as evidence of life at 3.82 billion years ago have not held up, some researchers are even more ambitious […]
If you have decided that a multiverse makes more sense than a designed universe, chances are, you will rethink after you see this: “Time Travelling the Universe,” produced by Rob Bryanton of What You Ought to Know. See also:
Here’s a quote from THE CHRISTIAN ORDER going back more than a decade: The Pontifical Academy of Evolutionists Despite being widely accepted even at the highest level in the Church, there has never been any authoritative teaching approving of evolution. Hence the reaction of the worldwide media to the Pope’s message to the Pontifical Academy […]
They are U of T science students Adam Tempiy, 23, and Yves, uh, Smith, 24.
Hmmmm. Adam and Yves, eh? What a revelation.
You aren’t Young Liberals by any chance?
“No, no,” says Adam. “We just feel a creationist shouldn’t be science minister.