Intelligent Design

Happy chrildren in Dawkins’ atheist ad campaign are from Christian family

The Times is reporting that the happy, smiling children on an atheist ad campaign are in fact from a Christian, evangelical family. An interesting irony perhaps. Children who front Richard Dawkins’ atheist ads are evangelicals The ad calls for children to be brought up without having religious labels placed upon them by their parents. Of Read More…

Education Evolution Intelligent Design

Atheist Student Groups On The Rise At College

There’s an interesting article about the prevalence of atheist college groups, and their slow but rising numbers, here. The article focuses on Iowa State University’s resident atheist group, the ISU Atheist and Agnostic Society, and how they go about conducting themselves. At Iowa State, most of the club’s roughly 30 members are “former” somethings, mostly Read More…

Neuroscience

Neuroscience: My latest MercatorNet story: Brain scans and neurotrash

It’s the ultimate branding strategy. Just slap “neuro” before a word and the goofiest speculation becomes respectable science.” Here: Unfortunately, neurotrash may not always be harmless nonsense in marketing departments about what color of car people choose. Increasingly, in the form of neurolaw, it is catching on in the legal profession, in the same way Read More…

Intelligent Design Origin Of Life

Meyer’s SIGNATURE IN THE CELL — one of Thomas Nagel’s top two books of 2009

Steve Meyer’s SIGNATURE IN THE CELL continues to garner the praise it deserves. This from Thomas Nagel in The Times Literary Supplement: Stephen C. Meyer’s Signature in the Cell: DNA and the evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperCollins) is a detailed account of the problem of how life came into existence from lifeless matter – something Read More…

Culture Intelligent Design Religion Science theistic evolution

Manhattan Declaration — Where are the theistic evolutionists?

About 150 Christian leaders were the original signatories of the recent manifesto asserting the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, and liberty of conscience — the Manhattan Declaration. At the time of this writing, over a 100,000 have signed it (including me). I encourage readers of UD to read the document and sign it if it Read More…

Darwinism

Coffee! Evolution – Sometimes you just don’t know what or who to believe.

A reader sends me this oldie but goodie: In “Can evolution make things less complicated? Scientists suggest cell origins involved a forward-and-backward process” Becky Ham for MSNBC.com explained (May 18, 2006 – a century ago in these times) that … the data suggest that eukaryote cells with all their bells and whistles are probably as Read More…