ID, which thrives as the subversive instrument par excellence for exposing priestcraft dressed in a scientific lab coat
The irony is that Shallit and Elsberry are making a name for themselves by parasitizing my work.
Charlie Townes, Nobel laureate and the most recent winner of the Templeton Prize, has an interesting interview in which he leaves some room for ID (go here).
Gary Novak (mushroom physiologist) says he has evolved yeast into morel mushrooms in the lab, mocks ID, and joins the fray (go here). What Novak has actually shown, so one of my close ID biologist colleagues informs me, is that when he tries to grow wild morel mushrooms on artificial nutrient media in laboratory Petri […]
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SETTLES LIBEL CLAIM OVER EVOLUTION ARTICLE Parent’s Claim Sparked by False Article by Leading Darwin Advocate ROSEVILLE, CA — The California Academy of Sciences has settled with a California parent, Larry Caldwell, who raised a potential libel claim against the organization over its publication of a false and defamatory article authored […]
Maybe, just maybe, ID is a meme that is far better adapted than evolution for the irrational, haphazardly evolved non-specified complex environment that constitutes the human mind.
Kathleen Hunt’s Talk.Origins FAQ on transitional vertebrate fossils has been available for years. The URL for that FAQ is http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/faq-transitional.html. You might enjoy comparing it with Richard Milton’s response at http://www.alternativescience.com/talk-origins-transitions.htm.
Professor Ruse’s new book suggests that the religious resistance to evolutionary theory is a lot more understandable and a lot less unreasonable than its opponents recognize.
Many criticized the Darwinists for extrapolating too far, and now the Darwinists confess that actual, observable variation–whether in the barnyard or in nature–demonstrates only the capacity of a species population to vary within limits.
Here’s a blurb from the June issue of Advances, the AAAS monthly newsletter:
Robert Schuller’s Crystal Cathedral is doing a multimillion-dollar multimedia production trying to reconcile science and religion. Check out this report: http://www.signonsandiego.com/news/features/20050616-9999-lz1c16crystal.html.
Timothy Shortell is an associate professor of sociology at Brooklyn College who, on his homepage (go here), states: “I am currently working on a project examining public reaction to Darwin’s theory of evolution by natural selection from his day to our own.” It will be interesting to see what becomes of this project in light […]
There’s an interesting exchange tucked away in some comments at the Pandasthumb on what it would take to provide an evolutionary explanation of the bacterial flagellum:
To say that evolution is “a theory which has created cures for diseases and alleviated suffering” is therefore grossly misleading. It is like saying that tooth decay has assisted in designing new methods of filling cavities.