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36 Arguments for the Existence of God: A Work of Fiction

The title of this post is also the title of a recent book by Rebecca Newberger Goldstein. According to the website for The Edge Foundation, Rebecca Newberger Goldstein, known to Edge readers as a philosopher who has interesting things to say about Gödel and Spinoza, among others, enters into this conversation, taking on these and Read More…

Darwinism Philosophy

Horkheimer on Darwinism

  There is a strange belief abroad that critics of Darwinism are found chiefly among right-wing, ultra-conservative reactionaries and their cadre of uneducated backwoods religious fundamentalists for whom, according to Philip Kitcher, Darwin “serves evangelical Christians as the bogeyman.”1 Keith M. Parsons, writing for Eugenie Scott’s National Center for Science Education (largely an organization devoted to fear-mongering against ID), praised Read More…

Cosmology

Coffee!! Large Hadron Collider: If this “backwards time travel” is not a joke, it surely should be

Woes of God particle researchers worse than woes of Job, in the Bible, apparently: Here’s a fun piece on the large Hadron Collider’s woes, when a passing bird dropped a piece of bread on it (yes!) , via Commentary Magazine – “Big Bang Machine Felled by Frenchman from the Future” by Anthony Sacramone (11/16/09): So Read More…

Global Warming

Climategate

Here’s more on “Climategate.” My favorite line: “And, perhaps most reprehensibly, a long series of communications discussing how best to squeeze dissenting scientists out of the peer review process. How, in other words, to create a scientific climate in which anyone who disagrees with AGW [anthropogentic global warming] can be written off as a crank, Read More…

Intelligent Design

Catalytic RNA An Unworthy Catalyst For A Serious ‘Origins’ Discussion

The search for extra-terrestrial life has been a passionate focal point of space exploration for decades. While the idea of aliens eking out an ‘other-world’ existence continues to fuel scientific and religious debate, most recently with the Pontifical Academy of Sciences’ astrobiology conference (1), a similarly concerted search for life has focused on primitive unicellular Read More…

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Tag-Team ID Debate in Beverly Hills

On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s seminal work, The Origin of Species, the American Freedom Alliance is pleased to present a series of events in Los Angeles devoted to an examination of issues surrounding the debate on the origins of life. The Origins of Life Debate A Public Debate featuring: Stephen Read More…

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Published Today: Should Christians Embrace Evolution?

Today, Intervarsity Press (IVP) in the UK publish a new symposium, entitled “Should Christians Embrace Evolution?” edited by leading geneticist Professor Norman Nevin. Andrew Sibley has already posted about it on UD and linked to the preface. Believers in a God-guided Darwinism are preaching that Darwinism is a fact and that the Bible can be Read More…

Natural selection

Is nature really a struggle in which natural selection is the key factor?

British physicist David Tyler comments: In a perceptive essay, Daniel Todes focuses attention on the reactions of Russian biologists to Darwin’s writings. Many of these naturalists “were evolutionists before 1859”, so they did not dissent from common ancestry. However, their experiences of the living world were quite different from Darwin and Wallace, who drew their Read More…

Uncommon Descent Contest

Uncommon Descent Question 11 – can biotechnology bring back extinct animals – winners announced

For Uncommon Descent Question 11: Can biotechnology bring back extinct animals?, we have declared a winner, and it is binary! Twins! Aussie ID and Nakashima. I loved Aussie ID’s information about the specifics of attempts to restore the thylacine – he calls it a Tasmanian tiger. Possibly due to culture issues, I am more familiar Read More…

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INTELLIGENT DESIGN BOOK DELIVERS BLOW TO DARWIN; CRACKS AMAZON.COM BEST SELLER LIST IN SCIENCE

Anika Smith, of the Discovery Institute, brings us exciting new information: SEATTLE, WA – Despite Darwinist’s attempts to suppress the debate over evolution, a new book about the controversial theory of intelligent design made Amazon.com’s list of the year’s Top 10 bestselling books in science, just as the world marks 150 years since Charles Darwin Read More…