Cornell is considered by some to be among the top 12 universities in the world, and Cornell has an IDist in their biology department! John Sanford is a very successful professor of biology at Cornell and is inventor of the Gene Gun. In his testimony at the Kansas Hearings in May 2005, he revealed he […]
The study by Bridgham et al (2006) published in the April 7 issue of Science is the lamest attempt yet Ã¢â‚¬â€ and perhaps the lamest attempt thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s even possible Ã¢â‚¬â€ to deflect the problem that irreducible complexity poses for Darwinism… This continues the venerable Darwinian tradition of making grandiose claims based on piddling results. — […]
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 Ã¢â‚¬â€ some say for his conservative religious […]
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 […]
In the comments here someone tried to say that RM+NS only applies after DNA and ribosomes have already appeared on the scene. This is nonsense.
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Here is another course which discusses ID: Genes and Genesis by Dr. Kevin Redding, Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biological Sciences. I think the course tries to be somewhat even handed. (Thank you to Paul Nelson for alerting me to this course!) Interestingly, almost without any fanfare, in 2001 a plasma physicist and professor at […]
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, […]
I was just over at Panda’s Thumb and saw that Tara Smith had put up a post informing her readers of a documentary about the Scopes trial to air on The History Channel tomorrow night. It also looks like they will say a little about intelligent design. Will they give ID a fair shake? Tune […]
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. […]
Forrest Mims did not Misrepresent Prof. Eric Pianka’s Statements by James Redford
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 Ã¢â‚¬Å“intelligent designÃ¢â‚¬Â (ID) as part of the schoolsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ official science curriculum. The issues I will raise focus around two […]
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 […]
A ScientistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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 summerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowship lectures, Barrow laughed and said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“You have a problem with these ideas, Richard, because youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re not really a scientist. […]
Everyone was wondering why the Seguin Gazette-Enterprise pulled all the Pianka stories. Well, none of us guessed and in hindsight it was rather obvious. At least it should have been obvious for me. The traffic generated by the stories was overwhelming the Gazette’s server. As of this minute two followup Pianka stories that weren’t linked […]