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Darwinian biologist Jerry Coyne takes on skeptical mathematician David Berlinski

From Darwinian biologist Jerry Coyne at Why Evolution is true, on mathematician and Darwin skeptic David Berlinski. I’m not sure how David Berlinski manages to make a living, but he does live in Paris, which ain’t cheap. Although he’s a Senior Fellow with the ID Creationist Discovery Institute, that can’t pay much, and his science […]

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China: Using AI for social control

From Jonah Goldberg at Townhall: China made it official: By 2020, the government will fully implement a “social credit score” system that will use artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to monitor, reward and punish virtually every kind of activity based upon ideological criteria — chiefly, loyalty to the state. It doesn’t take a science-fiction […]

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From a review of Weikart’s Death of Humanity: One stunning factoid

From Tom Woodward at Themelios, in a review of Richard Weikart’s Death of Humanity: there is throughout the book a proper sense of what I call “deep-shock” to see what these secular thinkers have actually said in writing. Many of the vignettes and quotes from secular crusaders moved me, stopping me in my mental tracks. […]

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Vid: Design theorist Doug Axe, author of Undeniable, at Ratio Christi

Douglas Axe here: The Power of Common Science (Ep. 153) Guest: Dr. Douglas Axe, Author of “Undeniable” Undeniable. See also: Undeniable: Darwinians stage manage evidence against their view into near oblivion Doug Axe vs Keith Fox: Is design in nature undeniable? and Andrew McDiarmid podcast with Doug Axe, author of Undeniable, “on the Design Intuition […]

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Evolution education as a conversion experience

From Evolution News: Moreover, the article by Rachel Gross spills the beans about something we knew already: that the real goal of most evolution educators isn’t simply to start a conversation about evolution. Rather, the aim is conversion, that is, convincing the public to “accept” evolution. Note these unusually candid admissions about the true goals […]

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Michael Ruse: Christianity and Darwinism as rival religions

Recently, Darwinist philosopher Michael Ruse spoke on this theme at the Oxford Brookes Philosophy Public Lectures: Christianity and Darwinism have very different understandings of the nature and causes of war. However, beneath the surfaces, there are some surprising similarities, not the least a debt to Saint Augustine’s claims about original sin. This talk uncovers these […]

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At New Republic: Did math kill God?

From Josephine Livingstone at New Republic, reviewing Michael E. Hobart’s The Great Rift: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Religion-Science Divide, In a new book called The Great Rift: Literacy, Numeracy, and the Religion-Science Divide, Michael E. Hobart offers a new twist on a huge old metanarrative: the death of God. Something or other happened in Renaissance […]

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BICEP2: The day the multiverse turned to dust – and so did someone’s Nobel, as a result

Astronomer Brian Keating has a new book out, Losing the Nobel Prize, detailing the rise and fall of an apparent confirmation of cosmic inflation in 2014. From the publisher: In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they’d glimpsed the spark that ignited the Big Bang. Millions around the […]

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Fossil dragonfly named in Mike Behe’s honor has implications for ID

Michael Behe is one of the original design theorists and the author of Darwin’s Black Box. The fossil was named by Gunter Bechly, as he explains at Evolution News and Science Today: It was July 2011 when I accidentally stumbled upon a photo of a beautiful fossil dragonfly on a website about fossils from Early […]

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Laszlo Bencze offers an analogy to current claims about evolution: Correcting an F grade paper

What do you think of philosopher and photographer Laszlo Bencze’s analogy: The central theme of evolution is that tiny improvements in fitness can steadily accumulate resulting in a new species. The unstated assumption (usually) is that the original species was in need of improvement. So let’s apply these assumptions to a common educational experience. Let’s […]

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What is design and why is it relevant?

For some time now, GP has had up a post on defending intelligent design. In following its discussion off and on (it’s budget season here), I see that the definition of design is on the table for discussion. I think I can help (and while I am at it — just noticed, contribute to BA’s […]

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Rewrite the Textbooks (Again), Origin of Mitochondria Blown Up

Why are evolutionists always wrong? And why are they always so sure of themselves? With the inexorable march of science, the predictions of evolution, which evolutionists were certain of, just keep on turning out false. This week’s failure is the much celebrated notion that the eukaryote’s power plant—the mitochondria—shares a common ancestor with the alphaproteobacteria. […]