An Evolutionist’s Evolution By GLENN COLLINS, NYTimes, 7Nov05 It may seem that the American Museum of Natural History is cruising for controversy in presenting “Darwin,” the most comprehensive exhibition any museum has offered on the naturalist’s life and theories. It is a time, after all, when the theory of evolution by natural selection seems as […]
CORNELL UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN FACULTY/STAFF FORUM THIS WEEK AT CORNELL: Intelligent Design, Intelligent Discourse: Reflections on the State of the University Address A Panel discussion Friday, November 4, 2:30pm – 4:00 pm Anabel Taylor Hall Auditorium In his recent State of the University address, Cornell President Hunter Rawlings discussed at length “the challenge to science posed […]
Rick Smalley, a Nobel laureate in chemistry at Rice University, died earlier this week. You can read about his scientific contributions and passing here. I had the privilege of having lunch with Rick this summer. The meeting was arranged by his pastor at Houston’s Second Baptist Church, my friend Ben Young. Rick had in the […]
From “Science Versus Scientism” by John Silber (appeared in the Nov05 issue of The New Criterion): The critical question posed for evolutionists is not about the survival of the fittest but about their arrival. Biologists arguing for evolution have been challenged by critics for more than a hundred years for their failure to offer any […]
“Should public schools teach Intelligent Design along with Evolution?” http://www.bu.edu/com/greatdebate Wednesday, November 2, 2005, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Tsai Performance Center, Boston University 685 Commonwealth Avenue Visit this page to view a live webcast of the debate: http://realserver.bu.edu:8080/ramgen/encoder/greatdebate.rm The Debate Participants: Affirmative Edward H. Sisson, Esq. Partner, Arnold and Porter, Washington, D.C. Mr. Sisson advised witnesses at […]
Deteriorata (old National Lampoon song) http://www.nationallampoon.com/flashbacks/deteriorata/default2.asp You are a fluke of the universe You have no right to be here And whether you can hear it or not The universe is laughing behind your back GIVE UP! Designorama You are the product of design Every hair on your head is numbered You are irreplacable and […]
In the July 9th, 2005 issue of The New Scientist, there appears the following passage quoting Brown University’s Ken Miller:
Robert Pennock’s Nature article with Richard Lenski on the evolutionary program AVIDA does not mention Michael Behe, irreducible complexity, or intelligent design (for a critique of that article, go here). And yet, when Pennock criticizes ID, the first thing he does is point to that article as a refutation of ID and, in particular, Michael […]
Fitness among Competitive Agents: A Brief Note By William A. Dembski The upshot of the No Free Lunch theorems is that averaged over all fitness functions, evolutionary computation does no better than blind search (see Dembski 2002, ch 4 as well as Dembski 2005 for an overview). But this raises a question: How does evolutionary […]
“Michael Borowitz, at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, says: ‘The shapes of the major clusters are often similar but in any system there is noise, and those noisy dots are in the same place too. That’s hard to explain by biology. It is very difficult for me to believe that […]
The “TurnItIn.com” website allows teachers quickly and easily to identify plagiarism in student papers: http://turnitin.com/static/products_services/plagiarism_prevention.html.
Yes, we’ve read it. But the claim that 70,000 Australian scientists oppose ID is comparable to saying that hundreds of thousands of U.S. scientists oppose ID because the AAAS has formally denounced it. Here’s something just in from an Australian colleague: One issue which has really been irritating is the ‘error’ which appeared in the […]
This Saturday Casey Luskin is scheduled to debate Nick Matzke of the NCSE at 10 am (pacific time) on the Ron Insana show (http://www.westwoodone.com/talk_ron_insana_bios.htm). The debate topic? ID of course.
Here’s a report on the recent Prague ID conference by someone on the ground from our side — quite a different perspective from the AP report that appeared in the NYTimes and elsewhere. On Saturday, October 22, 2005, almost 700 people from 18 nations gathered in Prague (Czech Republic) for a conference on “Darwin and […]