Intelligent Design

What is the Flying Spaghetti Monster actually mocking?

Flying Spaghetti Monster Creation of Adam Any questions on what exactly is being mocked? Hint: The answer is not the science of design detection. Any questions on how we define Intelligent Design here and elsewhere? Hint: Look on the sidebar under Definition of Intelligent Design.  It’s been there, unchanged, for years.  I should know as Read More…

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A new look at an old idea – Geocentrism

In another thread a new sock puppet contributor on Uncommon Descent named TheYellowShark with an as yet undetermined appendage writes: Geocentricsm was accepted beyond all reasonable doubt the scientific community circa 1610. Being in an echo chamber isn’t good for anybody. == And intelligent design was accepted by the scientific community prior to 1859. Both Read More…

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Finally – Proof of Evolution

It’s all over now. Evolution has been proven. I’ll get me coat… Earth’s Original Ancestor Was ‘LUCA’ ScienceDaily (Dec. 19, 2008) — An evolutionary geneticist from the Université de Montréal, together with researchers from the French cities of Lyon and Montpellier, have published a ground-breaking study that characterizes the common ancestor of all life on Read More…

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Judge Jones and the double standard

In the Kitzmiller vs. Dover decision the honorable Judge Jones writes (or rather, to be more accurate, regurgitates from the complainants): While supernatural explanations may be important and have merit, they are not part of science. This self-imposed convention of science, which limits inquiry to testable, natural explanations about the natural world, is referred to Read More…

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Paley’s Watch found in cyanobacteria

Turns out it’s a bit more complicated than a Swiss watch. Emphasis added. Science 31 October 2008: Vol. 322. no. 5902, pp. 697 – 701 DOI: 10.1126/science.1150451 Structural Insights into a Circadian Oscillator Carl Hirschie Johnson,1* Martin Egli,2 Phoebe L. Stewart3 An endogenous circadian system in cyanobacteria exerts pervasive control over cellular processes, including global Read More…