|June 10, 2016||Posted by News under Creationism, Culture, News, science education|
From Science, where there is a paywall so I can’t swatch a bit of it for you (but you might be able to read it), there’s this big worry, via Michael Baltzley: Some students might earn credits for learning “creationism.” Would that include reading Suzan Mazur’s The Paradigm Shifters: Overthrowing “the Hegemony of the Culture of […]
|March 4, 2016||Posted by DLH under academic freedom, Creationism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Design inference, Intelligent Design, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
Evolutionist inquisition over Chinese scientists mentioning “Creator” force PLOSOne retraction.
|January 29, 2016||Posted by DonaldM under Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy, Politics/policy and origins issues, Religion, Science|
I’ve already written here about the recent dust-up between the United Methodist Church (UMC)and Discovery Institute. Being involved with this has caused me, as a United Methodist, to take a closer look at some of the official statements of the UMC on science. As regular UD readers will likely know, the church has banned Discovery […]
|January 11, 2016||Posted by News under Creationism, News, Philosophy, Science|
Odd, and it speaks very poorly of the science of the day. But one historian says that the historical data demonstrate that view. Further to the new science mythbuster book, Newton’s Apple and Other Myths About Science, a reader kindly notes that we also learn from the paywalled review in Science: Michael Gordin … [debunks] […]
|January 5, 2016||Posted by niwrad under Creationism, Intelligent Design, theistic evolution|
Alister McGrath is a well-known Christian theologian, priest, and author of many apologetic books. In one of them, “The Dawkins Delusion”, he fiercely opposes the pseudo intellectual arrogance of Dawkins’ atheism. In general I appreciate much McGrath’s work in defense of theism. For this reason I sincerely regret the need to criticize some of his […]
|January 2, 2016||Posted by News under Creationism, Culture, News|
Rude on Will’s conflation of progressives and creationists: Will is an atheist and dumb about Darwin. But he brings up an interesting point. There is a difference between design by central planners and design by the cooperative efforts of multitudes of individuals. Thomas Sowell (don’t know where he stands on Darwin) waxes eloquent on this. He […]
|January 2, 2016||Posted by News under Creationism, Culture, News|
Or versa vice? From commentator George Will at National Review: Creationists of the Secular Kind “Secular theists” — economist Don Boudreaux’s term — produce governments gripped by the fatal conceit that they are wiser than society’s spontaneous experimental order. Such governments’ imposed order suffocates improvisation and innovation. Like religious creationists gazing upon biological complexity, secular […]
|November 11, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, Darwinism, Intelligent Design|
Further to johnnyb’s “Intelligent Design Creationism” as a Label”: The word salad “cdesign proponentsists” was cited as evidence of something in comments 4 and 40. For readers confused by “cdesign proponentsists’” here’s the widely circulated story from an atheist blog at Patheos: Pandas, it turns out, went through several editions: in its first (1983) edition, […]
|October 18, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design|
One minute apologist: What is the difference between ID and creationism? Bobby Conway interviews Jonathan McLatchie on the difference between ID and Creationism. Thoughts? Would it make a difference to design detection if there were no religious texts as at all? What if they had all disappeared in a barbarian onslaught (as much classical literature […]
On good government, justice, origins issues and the alleged right-wing, “Creationist”/ “Christo-fascist” Theocratic threat
|August 4, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Creationism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Politics/policy and origins issues, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
It’s not news that there is a persistent (and widely promoted) perception that Intelligent Design is little more than Creationism in a cheap tuxedo suit, an attempt to dress up a Christo-fascist, right-wing, theocratic agenda as though it were legitimate science, fraudulently stealing the prestige of science. (For people who believe this, science . . […]
FYI-FTR: Part 12, More from Kuran and Sunstein; on “sheeple” mass pseudo-consensus by way of manipulating opinion (and policy . . . ) through cascade effects
|June 10, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Creationism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, FYI-FTR, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism||
It is worth pausing to pull up more from the rich motherlode of the Kuran-Sunstein Stanford law review article on opinion and reputation cascades, to help us understand what has been going on: >> the probability assessments we make as individuals are frequently based on the ease with which we can think of relevant examples.‘ […]
FYI-FTR*: Part 3, Is it so, that >> . . . What undermines the “case for design” chiefly, is that there isn’t a case for a designer>>
|June 1, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Creationism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Ethics, ID Foundations, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism||
It has become apparent that a major objection by EL et al, is that ” . . . What undermines the “case for design” chiefly, is that there isn’t a case for a designer” — clearly implying God as Designer/ Creator. This objection is closely backed by the now far too common atheistical/ secularist notion […]
|May 29, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design, News|
From the BBC: The Albertan, who has a longstanding interest in fossils, was digging a basement for a new home in Calgar… One is tempted to wonder whether the government-funded Beeb hack has any idea what digging out a basement in Calgary might even mean. Aren’t we all eating pineapples now, instead of sweeping up […]
|April 3, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design, News|
Is there a new term we could use that would make more sense? John Harnett writes Science has become the new religion. Those who dare challenge the dictates of ‘science’ are often declared crackpots, pseudo-scientists or just plain crazy. If you deny or doubt evolution, or anthropogenic global warming (AGW), now called ‘climate change’, or […]
|March 7, 2015||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
For decades, the creationist movement was primarily situated in the United States. Then, in the 1970s, American creationists found their ideas welcomed abroad, first in Australia and New Zealand, then in Korea, India, South Africa, Brazil, and elsewhere—including Europe, where creationism plays an expanding role in public debates about science policy and school curricula. In […]
|November 8, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Intellectual freedom, News|
Sorry, it’s no secret: You can have conformity or creativity; not both.
|October 29, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Creationism, Culture, Intelligent Design, News|
So the officials mean that MSU is really a university and not just another tax-funded degree mill?
|September 29, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, News|
A certain sort of sophisticate just knows he is right about everything, because he is so hot, he is cool.
|September 20, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design|
Typically, Real Clear Science didn’t ask an ID theorist to explain what ID is.
|July 26, 2014||Posted by News under Creationism, Darwinism, News|
Theology and Science should publish articles by ID theorists on ID theory for a while, instead of getting all their information from oppo research.