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Darwinism Intellectual freedom

He said it: At one time, questioning Darwinism’s extravagant and unsupported claims was – legal …

In reviews and private correspondence, scientists like Lyell and Hooker questioned the extravagant claims that Darwin made for natural selection. Darwin himself was increasingly plagued by doubts after the first edition of the Origin. In subsequent editions, he kept backing off from natural selection as the explanation for all natural phenomena. Loren Eiseley writes in Read More…

Evolution Video

Wallace revived! Film about Darwin’s co-theorist released

Here’s Discovery Institute’s trailer for the film on the life of Darwin’s forgotten/sneered at co-theorist Alfred Russel Wallace, illustrating the work of science historian Michael Flannery: “He’s been called a biological Indiana Jones. He explored the Amazon. He lived with headhunters … “ But wait. This isn’t Indiana Jones. It really happened. Next time you Read More…

Intelligent Design Self-Org. Theory

Biomathematics: Sixth great revolution in science?

According to Ian Stewart (“The formula of life,” New Statesman, 27 April 2011), Biology is undergoing a renaissance as scientists apply mathematical ideas to old theory. Welcome to the discipline of biomathematics, with its visions of spherical cows, football-shaped viruses and equations that can predict the pattern of a zebra’s stripes. Biology used to be Read More…

Intelligent Design

The flaw is not in the science, the flaw is in the logic

(That’s how Moshe Averick, rabbi and author of Nonsense of a High Order:The Confused, Illusory World of the Atheist explains the difficulty with many Darwinists’ arguments.) Logic is not science. Logic is a commodity which cannot be hoarded or monopolized by any particular occupation or profession. Logic is an intellectual tool available equally to both Read More…