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Darwinian tradition of making grandiose claims based on piddling results

The study by Bridgham et al (2006) published in the April 7 issue of Science is the lamest attempt yet — and perhaps the lamest attempt that’s even possible — to deflect the problem that irreducible complexity poses for Darwinism… This continues the venerable Darwinian tradition of making grandiose claims based on piddling results. — […]

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Beckwith in Chronicle of Higher Education

Baylor U. Denies Tenure to Intelligent-Design Proponent By PAULA WASLEY, THOMAS BARTLETT, and AISHA LABI From the issue dated April 14, 2006 TENURE DENIED: Controversy is brewing at Baylor University, where Francis J. Beckwith, a prominent and widely published Christian philosopher and legal scholar, was recently denied tenure — some say for his conservative religious […]

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Mims gets Pianka right according to Kenneth Summy

Dr. Kenneth R. Summy attended the Texas Academy of Science speech by Professor Eric Pianka. Dr. Summy sent an unsolicited letter to the President and the Board of Directors of the Texas Academy of Science that specifically states Forrest Mims did not misrepresent Pianka’s keynote address. =-=-=-=- Subj:Petition Date:4/10/2006 Time: 1:49:37 PM CST To: President […]

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ID Versus Darwinian Reasoning

In response to my previous post here, great_ape made the following comments: On the one hand, we must concede–we should concede, at least–that it boggles the mind how observed biological complexity can emerge from such a inherrently blind trial and error approach (BWM) [blind watchmaker]. Then again, given the timescale involved, the sequence/mutational space involved, […]

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The Fetid Little Fingers of Science

The Chronicle of Higher Education reports that a large percentage of research scientists admit to fabricating or manipulating data because of a sense of “being wronged.” Reporter Lila Guterman explains that The Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics will report that “perceived injustice” and scientific misbehavior are linked. From the article: Raymond G. […]

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ID at Metanexus

Science and Intelligent Design By Norbert M. Samuelson The purpose of this paper is to examine some specifically philosophical questions about the current debate in selected North American public schools about including what is commonly called “intelligent design” (ID) as part of the schools’ official science curriculum. The issues I will raise focus around two […]

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ID course at Cornell

A new course on ID has been offered at Cornell. This is the same school where the interim president of Cornell, Hunter Rawlings, declared war on ID and where a brave band of pro-ID students (like Hannah Maxson) and faculty (like Professor Mark Psiaki and Professor John Sanford) stood up in defiance. Cornell offers course […]

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Barrow to Dawkins: “You’re not really a scientist.”

A Scientist’s Scientist John Barrow wins 2006 Templeton Prize By Julia Vitullo-Martin When Selfish Gene author Richard Dawkins challenged physicist John Barrow on his formulation of the constants of nature at last summer’s Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship lectures, Barrow laughed and said, “You have a problem with these ideas, Richard, because you’re not really a scientist. […]