Monthly Archives: June 2013
|June 30, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Atheism|
A month or so ago, I alerted UD readers that atheists in Florida were about to place their stone monument of the Ten “commandments” of atheism. Well, today they have unveiled their monument to atheism in front of the Bradford County, Florida, courthouse, right near a monument listing the traditional Ten Commandments from the Old […]
|June 30, 2013||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
Nick Matzke famously got the publishing company Springer to suppress the publication of the papers of a conference held at Cornell. See here. He did this without having seen, much less read, any of the papers. Obviously, his motivation could not have been the content of the papers. He was motivated by the mere fact that several […]
|June 30, 2013||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design|
I grew up in communities where most people held contradictory views of the history of life.
|June 30, 2013||Posted by News under Atheism, Religion, Society|
A sample of research that merely ignores demographics
|June 29, 2013||Posted by News under Atheism, Religion|
Something tells me that this Gray guy, though an atheist, is not in the running for Atheist of the Year.
|June 29, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Intelligent Design|
As promised earlier today, here is the vid of Dr Marks on Information and search success: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt This clip will be especially revealing: So also will be this: And now, the challenge is on the table — where are ever so many celebrated algorithms bringing info in to the search problem? […]
|June 29, 2013||Posted by scordova under Intelligent Design, Just For Fun, Philosophy, Religion|
A scandalous documentary about Christian gamblers was released in 2012 with me listed in the credits. 🙂 The documentary is about a group of Christians, the Holy Rollers, that took the casinos for 3.5 million dollars. Myself, by comparison, I’ve accumulated a relatively paltry sum of $30,000 or so over the years. I’ve been tossed […]
|June 29, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, Cornell Conference, Informatics|
“Unfortunately, all of these traditional definitions lack aspects that even non-specialists recognize as being essential attributes of information.”
|June 29, 2013||Posted by News under Education, Intelligent Design|
Engineers can be … unemployed? (Yes, with qualifications.) “Unwelcome speech” banned at University of Montana Medical student loans: Debt relief for working in underserved areas? The stomp Jesus prof has his old job back Is government promotion of science (higher) education a bad idea? (A surprising source weighs in.) Enjoy!
|June 29, 2013||Posted by News under Cornell Conference, Informatics|
“Information is information, neither matter nor energy.” But then the puzzles start.
|June 28, 2013||Posted by News under Neuroscience|
Oh dear, where IS that Kevin Padian when we need him? In what sense are modern mammals “more evolved” than modern reptiles?
|June 28, 2013||Posted by News under Cambrian explosion|
The “Great Unconformity”
|June 28, 2013||Posted by News under Cornell Conference|
The origin of life is the most vexing problem facing contemporary science. Agree? Disagree?
|June 28, 2013||Posted by News under Biomimicry|
“just one of several “biologically inspired” robot explorers under test, including robot insects.”
|June 28, 2013||Posted by News under Cornell Conference, Intelligent Design|
To facilitate discussion, we will publish the abstracts of the 24 papers here at Uncommon Descent, with cumulative links to previous papers at the bottom of each page.
Of coin-tosses, expectation, materialistic question-begging and forfeit of credibility by materialists
|June 28, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Intelligent Design|
Yesterday, I crossed a Rubicon, for cause, on seeing the refusal to stop from enabling denial and correct and deal with slander on the part of even the most genteel of the current wave of critics. It is time to face what we are dealing with squarely: ideologues on the attack. (Now, in a wave […]
|June 27, 2013||Posted by scordova under Intelligent Design, Philosophy|
[This is a follow on essay to Good and bad reasons for rejecting ID] The irony is that one of the books most widely credited for inspiring the ID movement didn’t actually argue for ID! That book was Michael Denton’s book Evolution A Theory In Crisis. This book deeply influenced Phil Johnson, Michael Behe, and […]
Times Literary Supplement reviewer, trashing C.S. Lewis, mentions in passing that, by the way naturalism is dead
|June 27, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
What’s remarkable is the way this sophisticate just tosses that off, as if all the “in” people now know.
|June 27, 2013||Posted by News under Darwinism, Human evolution, Intelligent Design, Philosophy|
Animal methods of organization or absence thereof do not represent a normal human way of living. So humans are not “like other animals.”