Monthly Archives: May 2013
|May 31, 2013||Posted by News under academic freedom, Education|
Also, University administrator: Burn book advocating academic freedom on campus!
|May 31, 2013||Posted by News under Design inference|
Recently, we noted cicadas’ apparent predilection for the prime numbers of 13 and 17.
|May 31, 2013||Posted by News under Cosmology, Darwinism|
Darwinism + Cosmology = Utter Nonsense
|May 31, 2013||Posted by News under Philosophy, Science|
Tallis is, of course, best known for his recent book, Aping Mankind: Neuromania, Darwinitis, and the Misrepresentation of Humanity.
|May 31, 2013||Posted by News under News|
Today is the last day of the special pre-order offer for Darwin’s Doubt (43% off + four free digital books + free shipping). Go here to take advantage of the offer now!
|May 31, 2013||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
My thanks go to KF for pointing out the dustup over at TSZ over my last post. I found this little gem at TSZ particularly amusing. Allan Miller quotes me and responds: Barry: “Materialists are obliged to believe …” Miller: … absolutely nothing. There is no obligation. Well Allan, I suppose it depends on what […]
TSZ explodes in anger and mischaracterisations over BA’s recent post at UD: “If My Eyes Are a Window, Is There Anyone Looking Out?”
|May 31, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Culture, Intelligent Design, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Video|
(In case you think this is about a strawman, cf. here) A few days ago UD President, BA, posted on the topic, “If My Eyes Are a Window, Is There Anyone Looking Out?” Reaction at objecting blog TSZ has been explosive. For just one instance — a slice of the cake reveals its ingredients, we […]
|May 30, 2013||Posted by News under Cambrian explosion, Intelligent Design|
When you aim at Darwin’s dullards, you must not miss.
|May 30, 2013||Posted by News under Evolutionary biology|
As those who live among them will know, the 17-year insect, the cicada, emerges en masse this year after five larval stages, mates and dies. They are an ongoing puzzle: In 1665, the first volume of Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society included a report from New England concerning “swarms of strange insects, and the […]
|May 30, 2013||Posted by News under extinction|
If this find holds up, watch for people reopening the recent debate about bringing extinct creatures back to life by cloning them.
|May 30, 2013||Posted by News under Human evolution|
There are probably more theories on why humans took to walking on two feet than there are suspects in the famous Piltdown Man fossil fraud
|May 30, 2013||Posted by scordova under Humor|
I think the NCSE got tired of defending Darwinism. I guess the Discovery Institute promoting ID and the creationists promoting creationism was bad enough, but when mainstream scientists began to join the anti-Darwin fray, it was too much. So what did the NCSE do? They found something to replace Darwinism as the central core of […]
|May 30, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Cosmology, Fine tuning, ID Foundations, Multiverse, Origin Of Life, Video|
WK has pointed out a vid sequence at YouTube, in which Dr Gonzalez lays out a good summary of the privileged planet thesis. Here is the start: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt WK (what, you haven’t bookmarked and speed-dialled this blog yet? tut, tut! . . . ) summarises on points of significance for reflection: […]
|May 29, 2013||Posted by Robert Sheldon under Intelligent Design|
COMPLEXITY =/=> EVOLUTION Many Darwinists equate complexity with evolution. They see the fossil record of increasing complexity with time as precisely what defines Evolution. But is increasing complexity always a good thing? The history of computers is instructive. Your iPhone and laptop computer are constructed using base-2, principally because flip-flops and early binary circuits were […]
|May 29, 2013||Posted by scordova under Genetics|
Joe Felsenstein is an evolutionist that has a unique distinction of having his work favorably cited by creationists and bible scholars (except where he disagrees). For example, religious scholars are using Joe’s work to find descendants of the line of priests from the time of the Bible’s King David. See: Y-Chromosomal Aaron. Joe is also […]
|May 29, 2013||Posted by News under Cosmology|
Anti-design Eugene Koonin may have unintentionally come up with the strongest argument for design; a multiverse, for which there is no evidence, is the best hope of discrediting it.
|May 29, 2013||Posted by News under academic freedom|
Winston Churchill liked to say that democracy is the worst system except for all the others, and its decline can have only one result.
|May 29, 2013||Posted by News under Culture|
Last time, it was a face.
|May 29, 2013||Posted by News under Climate change|
Curiously, Chomsky, though comfortable with naturalist/materialist accounts in general, doubted Darwin.
|May 29, 2013||Posted by Cornelius Hunter under Intelligent Design|
A few years ago we reported on fascinating eye movement research. If you stare at a horizontal line first, then a circle appears stretched out, like an ellipse. This simple fact was ingeniously used in an experiment to study how signals from the eye are processed. Our eyes move several times per second. If we were aware […]