Controversy expected at intelligent design debate By: Eddith Sevilla / Contributing Writer Issue date: 12/8/05 Section: News Article Tools: Page 1 of 1 http://www.beaconnewspaper.com/ID_controversy The floor may get heated when an evangelical Christian and an Orthodox Jew debate intelligent design at the Sixth Miami International Conference on Torah and Science, to be held at the […]
Twenty years ago: Darwinian biology teacher challenges students with “overwhelming evidence” for evolution, and students who believe in creation/design are left feeling confused and intimidated. The present day: Darwinian biology teacher is forced to expend a lot of energy finding plausible answers to all the challenges that ID-informed students are levying against evolution.
[From a philosopher colleague:] I am visiting Harvard, and I was reading the conservative student paper here, and came across an interesting quote from from Richard Wrangham, a biologist, on the gaps in science that Intelligent Design theorists point to: “Given that everything we know about science gives us confidence that these details either have […]
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HOW THE DEBATE OVER DARWIN HASN’T EVOLVED by Gertrude Himmelfarb The New Republic Online Post date: 12.03.05, Issue date: 12.12.05 . . . Many Victorian clerics found it possible to reconcile not only evolution but natural selection as well with religion, while many secularists had reservations not about evolution but about natural selection. John Stuart […]
. . . What did they say, exactly? I guess it was something like, Ã¢â‚¬Å“This mild assault is payback for your famously controversial opinions against us fundamentalist Christians, Mirecki. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t let us catch you south of Lawrence again.Ã¢â‚¬Â Or maybe not. But I am forced to guess, because Mirecki wonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t tell what the men said […]
Concerning Nicholas Kristof’s NYTimes Op-Ed that appeared yesterday: [From a colleague:] It is ironic that Mr. Kristoff chose to convey his disdain for the humanities by employing language rather than statistics or flow charts. He writes that the officers of the Third Reich were steeped in Kant and Goethe,” but they were also whizzes in […]
Intelligent design — A scientific, academic and philosophical controversy Paul Weyrich December 6, 2005 http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/weyrich/051206 Many Americans are focused on what should be taught in the schools regarding our universe and the Earth Ã¢â‚¬â€ how life as we know it has come to be. This has become a hot-button issue, igniting controversy in Kansas over […]
Below is an article by the NPR Omsbudsman Jeff Dvorkin. In it he addresses the challenges NPR faces in covering ID. Is he writing as a reporter or as an advocate for materialism? How well informed is he about ID? Does the Ombudsman needs and Ombudsman? Consider these quotes:
http://www.lubavitch.com/Article.asp?Section=10&Article=728 . . . Professor Dembski, considered by many to be the most articulate advocate of Intelligent Design, will address the place of intelligent design in the natural sciences, followed by an interactive question and answer period with the audience. . . .
Nick Matzke, despite faulting ID proponents for quote-mining, is himself not averse to taking things out of context. At http://www.pandasthumb.org/archives/2005/11/coopting_coopti.html he purports to show how Scott Minnich, during his testimony in Kitzmiller v. Dover, gave away the store in regard to cooption and irreducible complexity. Not so. During the Dover trial, Minnich, as an expert […]
Derek Davis, the head of church-state studies at Baylor, is cited in today’s NYTimes story as a critic of ID (I blogged this NYTimes story here). Since Baylor was my previous employer, I have some interest in Davis’s comments about ID, especially since in the past he has published articles supporting the teaching of creationism […]
Intelligent Design Might Be Meeting Its Maker By LAURIE GOODSTEIN December 4, 2005 http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/04/weekinreview/04good.html?pagewanted=print This article is remarkable, especially the following passage in which Charles Harper describes the Templeton Foundation’s involvement with ID:
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According to George V. Coyne: “In the third paragraph of his op ed article in the NY Times, 7 July 2005, Card. Schoenborn mistakenly defines neo-Darwinian evolution as ‘an unguided, unplanned process of random variation and natural selection’ and then condemns it. If you arbitrarily define something in a condemning way and then condemn it, […]