Intelligent Design

W.E.Loennig on “Plant Galls, Evolution and Intelligent Design”

Posted at Evolution News Friday: In The Origin of Species (1859, 201), Charles Darwin suggested the following test, among others, for his theory:  If it could be proved that any part of the structure of any one species had been formed for the exclusive good of another species, it would annihilate my theory for such could not Read More…

Intelligent Design

In the Beginning…

Section 9.3 of my 2015 book In the Beginning and Other Essays on Intelligent Design summarizes the contents of the book in two paragraphs: Science has been so successful in explaining natural phenomena that the modern scientist is convinced that it can explain everything, and anything that challenges this assumption is simply ignored. It doesn’t Read More…

Intelligent Design

Darwinism—like every other natural process—devolves

Lehigh University biochemist Michael Behe, author of the 1996 book Darwin’s Black Box,  which many consider to have sparked the modern intelligent design movement, is releasing a new book later this month entitled Darwin Devolves. The new book promises to be as revolutionary as his earlier books; here is some background to help readers appreciate Read More…

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Why Evolution is More Certain than Gravity

We all know that the theory of evolution is as well-established as gravity, because we have been taught this in school all our lives. What many people may not know, however, is why evolution is as well-established as gravity.  In his 1888 book Evolution Joseph Le Conte, University of California professor of geology and natural history, and later president of Read More…

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From Barren Planet to Civilization in Four Easy Steps

In a recent American Spectator article “Evolution—More Certain than Gravity?” I made the point that to not believe in intelligent design, you have to believe that the four fundamental, unintelligent forces of physics alone (the gravitational, electromagnetic and strong and weak nuclear forces) could have rearranged the fundamental particles of physics on our once-barren planet Read More…

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Why Darwinism is Protected by the First Amendment

Everyone understands that the only conceivable alternative to Darwinism is intelligent design, and everyone understands that ID is a religious idea. Thus if you criticize Darwinism on any minor point you are promoting ID, and promoting religion in the classroom is forbidden by the “freedom from religion” amendment. That is why, no matter how many Read More…