Ã¢â‚¬Å“intelligent design,Ã¢â‚¬Â a stalking horse for creationism
Advocates of ID pretend to use scientific methods to support their religious preconceptions.
Here’s a novel, if perverse, take on why the teaching of ID should be encouraged: http://www.alternet.org/story/22039.
the fossils of the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Cambrian ExplosionÃ¢â‚¬Â period, near the base of the geological column, include some of the most sophisticated eyes ever known to have existed Ã¢â‚¬â€ the compound eyes of trilobites have double calcite lenses, which defeat any slow evolutionary explanation, and, what is more, they have no precursor in the rocks
Allen Orr’s article against ID is now out in the New Yorker (go here). It’s as bad as I thought it would be. I’m on the road right now but will comment on it later in the week. Note that I remarked last week on this blog that a fact-checker from the New Yorker had […]
Two ID books were selected among Christianity Today’s 2005 Book Awards: in the category of Apologetics/Evangelism, Lee Strobel’s The Case for a Creator; in the category Christianity & Culture, my book The Design Revolution (another of my books Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology received that same award in 2000). Awards like this […]
Ã¢â‚¬Å“intelligent design theoryÃ¢â‚¬Â (ID) … its propagandists are slick, superficially plausible and, above all, well financed.
The only reason for raising such questions before state education authorities is not to deepen the scientific understanding of teenagers but rather to sow deliberate confusion.
to be effective in its support, the scientific community needs to understand the empirical claims of ID
Scientific criticism of evolution should not be muted for fear of being labeled a creationist.
Denis Alexander is a molecular biologist with very solid credentials who is based at Cambridge University. He is also a theistic evolutionist who has written several books on the relation between science and Christian faith. His most recent is Rebuilding the Matrix (with Zondervan). Even though he is a critic of ID, he helped one […]
I just learned from my editor at Cambridge University Press that The Design Inference is going to be issued in paperback in the next 6 months. This is good news. When the book came out in 1998, it listed at $55. I believe it is now up to $85. This will take the price down […]
The New Yorker is doing a major piece on intelligent design next week written by Allen Orr
The key is to understand that the nature-supernature distinction poses a false dilemma. There is a third option.
I gave the entire Washington Post article on Phil Johnson here two days ago (go here). I want to draw your attention to two quotes in that article, one by Stuart Kauffman, the other by Theo Roszak. Kauffman is a well known self-organizational theorist. Roszak was a popular countercultural figure two and three decades ago […]