A friend writes to note that in an age when skepticism of Darwinism is going mainstream, an establishment organization for Christians in science, American Scientific Affiliation, persists in acting as though design in nature is problematic. Referring to the org’s page on intelligent design, friend comments: It is ostensibly neutral, but it has some sort […]
Calvin College prof presented his model at the recent ASA meet.
Reposted with permission from AITSE Report on the 2012 American Scientific Affiliation (ASA) Annual Meeting About a year ago AITSE and Uncommon Descent featured an article that, between it and the follow-on posts, attracted 3773 hits and 182 comments. Why this high level of interest? Simply because the article pointed out that some of what happened at the […]
“entirely absent from Moran’s book, as are, for another example, many of the lead players in the Intelligent Design movement … “
When speakers at Christian groups who say that they are open to honest discussion demean those with whom they disagree, I object.
Our vision is to promote good science, based on impartial evaluation of evidence, not mere consensus.
Take American Scientific Affiliation’s survey: Who knows, you could be a Christian atheist!
One interesting result of the ASA survey noted below was the great division of the membership on Adam and Eve. There are small minorities offering every view from “Adam and Eve had no contemporaries, and were the biological ancestors of all humans, living in Mesopotamia around 10,000 years ago.” (5.8%) through to “There were no […]
I remember seeing the cover of a book by Stephen Jay Gould, lamenting the decline of species of snails* somewhere, with the species illustrated. I couldn’t tell the difference between them for beans, and that’s quite different from not being able to tell the difference between a dog and a cat – though it is […]
Thirty years ago, I matriculated from Wheaton College, a “fundamentalist” school 25 miles west of Chicago. Well, actually the faculty and student body never called it fundamentalist, that’s what the big TV station called us whenever they did their “local news specials”, and waited for the opening prayer at mandatory chapel to pan the audience […]