Taking Darwin Down Emma Schwartz Legal Times (http://www.legaltimes.com) 08-29-2005
My friend and colleague John Mark Reynolds at Biola University has just published a piece in Touchstone titled “SÃƒÂ©ances & Science: The Lessons of the Spiritualist Challenge to Darwinism” (go here). The piece is meant as a warning to the ID movement not to repeat mistakes of the past.
If intelligence is a real causal power in the natural world that is not reducible to the law-governed interactions of matter and energy, then how can intelligent design avoid undermining science? This worry can be restated as follows:
When it comes to the evolution-ID controversy, Daniel Dennett seems to forget that he is a philosopher, foregoing rigorous argumentation for bold, but unsupported, assertions.
Just Check the ID By Sally Jenkins Monday, August 29, 2005 Washington Post ….Jeffrey M. Schwartz, a neuroscientist and research professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine, is a believer in ID, or as he prefers to call it, “intrinsic intelligence.”
From a colleague in Greece:
In the United States, the battlefront is in the schools, on the question of evolution and creationism. If a 14-year-old student is introduced to the contingent possibility that life evolved as it did because its creator so willed it, which of the following risks, from the hard-line evolutionistsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ point of view, is that student taking? Read More…
From an ID supporter (let’s hope he is right):
ID is in the news in Italy. The University of Milan has published an article on recent developments in ID in the U.S. (Vita e pensiero, vol. 4, September 2005). A preview of that article was published in a national newspaper called L’Avvenire, 13 August 2005, p. 23 by a journalist named Luigi Dell’Aglio, and Read More…
“Blind Science” by Ted Byfield: http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=45996
Location of incident: “European Forum Alpbach,” (http://www.alpbach.org/English/indexen.htm), work group “06: From scientific journal to breaking news: science and the media (EN)” Date of incident: Friday August 26, 2005
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050819/OPINION02/308190001/1093 vs. http://www.markfiore.com/animation/super.html
“We want to make sure the public and the university start to voice their opposition to intelligent design,” Avalos said. What’s next? Petitioning Guillermo to turn in his telescope? MORE
Why intelligent design theory ought to be taught By Jonah Avriel Cohen Of the many reasons why intelligent design Ã¢â‚¬â€œ an argument I reject Ã¢â‚¬â€œ ought to be taught alongside evolution in our public schools, perhaps none is more compelling than the ignorance and demagoguery which is evident in our current national debate over the Read More…