“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…
We certainly don’t want to give the impression to the public that intelligent design is what we do.
Lehigh prof draws fire over intelligent design By Christina Gostomski The Allentown Morning Call, Pennsylvania August 22, 2005 Monday As a newly minted Ph.D., Michael Behe, like many young biochemists, dreamed of one day joining the distinguished and highly coveted ranks of the National Academy of Scientists.
Richard Sternberg interviewed by Bill O’Reilly on August 24, 2005: for transcript, go here.
[In July, George Will, a columnist I enjoy and find insightful on so many topics, weighed in on ID — go here. I’ve been meaning to respond to his remarks on ID for some time now.]
Duane Smith is another blogger complaining about Kenneth Chang’s NYTimes piece on ID. According to Smith (go here), in admitting that ID raises questions of real scientific merit, Chang’s article redistributes the burden of proof when in fact “the burden of proof is on Intelligent Design creationism and not mainstream science.”
“It’s high time to rescue ‘intelligent design’ from the politics of religion. There are too many riddles not yet answered by either biology or the Bible, and by asking them honestly, without foregone conclusions, science could take a huge leap forward.” MORE
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ID-phobe bloggers are upset with the NYTimes article yesterday by Kenneth Chang (for the article, go here; for a partial list of upset ID-phobe bloggers, go here). Brian Leiter, for instance, commends a letter by Edouard Machery to the New York Times (unpublished as yet), which remarks, “In no other industrialized country is evolution a Read More…
Leon Cooper, a Nobel laureate at Brown University, … tells all of today’s red-faced disputants: ”If we could all lighten up a bit perhaps, we could have some fun in the classroom discussing the evidence and the proposed explanations — just as we do at scientific conferences.” — The conclusion of William Safire’s essay Neo-Creo Read More…