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Dr. Dembski to Become Research Professor of Philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

Our very own Bill Dembski has decided to resign his post at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville and has accepted the position of research professor of philosophy at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. On behalf of everyone at Uncommon Descent, I wish you the very best, Bill! To read more, go Read More…

Evolution

Possible Link Between Fish and Land Animals Discovered

Discovered: the missing link that solves a mystery of evolution Alok Jha, science correspondent Thursday April 6, 2006 The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/frontpage/story/0,,1748005,00.html Scientists have made one of the most important fossil finds in history: a missing link between fish and land animals, showing how creatures first walked out of the water and on to dry land Read More…

Intelligent Design

The Trouble with Methodological Naturalism

Andrew Rowell over at ID in the UK has done a very good job of exposing the problems with having methodological naturalism as the exclusive methodology for the natural sciences: The faith of the methodological naturalist. The basic articles of faith for a methodological naturalist go something like this: We have found excellent naturalistic explanations Read More…

Darwinism Education Intelligent Design

Religion in Public School Classrooms? Two Can Play That Game!

Keith Burgess-Jackson at AnalPhilosopher has this to say about militant anti-religious atheists and their treatment of ID as a pernicious threat to be kept out of public school classrooms at all costs: Leftist Hostility to Religion Michael Ruse, like me, is (1) a philosopher, (2) a Darwinist, (3) an atheist, and (4) a respecter of Read More…

Courts Intelligent Design

Casey Luskin Reviews the Kitzmiller Decision

Go here to read the full article. Not-So-Quick But Nonetheless Dirty Review of the Kitzmiller Decision By Casey Luskin Introduction: This is a response to the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Board (hereafter “Kitzmiller) decision (see http://www.pamd.uscourts.gov/kitzmiller/kitzmiller_342.pdf to download the full opinion). This response is adapted from an e-mail I sent out to a bunch Read More…

Intelligent Design

The AAAS Releases a “Statement on the Teaching of Evolution”.

Here’s an excerpt from the Statement: Science is a process of seeking natural explanations for natural phenomena. Scientists ask questions about the natural world, formulate hypotheses to answer the questions, and collect evidence or data with which to evaluate the hypotheses. Scientific theories are unified explanations of these phenomena supported by extensive testing and evidence. Read More…

Intelligent Design

James Dee of the Austin American-Statesman Weighs in on ID

Dee: The two black holes in Intelligent Design James H. Dee, LOCAL CONTRIBUTOR Thursday, February 02, 2006 Source: http://www.statesman.com/opinion/content/editorial/stories/02/2dee_edit.html Anyone reading this page must know that ID (Intelligent Design) is a much-disputed and assiduously marketed competitor to evolution. Scientists in every field (and now a federal judge in the Dover, Pa., school board case) have Read More…