Judge Jones rendered his verdict in the Dover case today. On September 30th I blogged what I thought would be ultimate significance of Dover — go here. Even though media and bloggers are now analyzing the decision in depth (for the full decision, go here or here), I have little to add to what I […]
I reported earlier on this blog that I was to be the only gentile speaker at an Orthodox Jewish (Lubavitcher) conference on Torah and science (go here, here, and here). That conference took place in Miami last week, and I gave a talk there on ID (December 14th). The talk was very well attended with […]
[Update: I’ve just learned — see comment below — that a new and improved version of this Danish blog is now available at www.intelligentdesign.dk.] http://intelligentdesign.blogsome.com
ID appearing in Doonesbury indicates how far this topic has risen in the public debate.
The well-known Colombian journalist Daniel Samper wrote an article about ID for the most important Colombian newspaper a few weeks back. According to Daniel AndrÃƒÂ©s, the article says the usual things against ID and it’s clear that the journalist has not read anything about it except what other newspapers say. Daniel AndrÃƒÂ©s responded in his […]
The latest edition of Jeffrey Bennett et al’s astronomy textbook The Cosmic Perspective (4th edition) is now out. Sure enough, “intelligent design” is in the index. Indeed, it gets a full page treatment (p. 714). Below is the scan of that page. Does this text provides a fair representation of ID? Hardly. It appears now […]
As you read the extract below, ask yourself the following: (1) Why does biology hand us technical devices that human design engineers drool over? (2) Why don’t we ever see natural selection or any other unintelligent evolutionary mechanisms produce such systems? (3) Why don’t we have any plausible detailed step-by-step models for how such evolutionary […]
Science 2 December 2005: Vol. 310. no. 5753, p. 1421 DOI: 10.1126/science.310.5753.1421b Founder’s Message Combing through cosmic radiation could reveal a message from the universe’s creator, if it has one, say two physicists. According to theory, anyone could make a universe by squashing a lump of matter violently enough to replicate the big bang. And […]
Note the following concession at the end of this New Scientist interview: “If, for some unforeseen reason, the landscape turns out to be inconsistent – maybe for mathematical reasons, or because it disagrees with observation – I am pretty sure that physicists will go on searching for natural explanations of the world. But I have […]
It will be interesting to see the anti-ID faculty flop around as they witness the rebellion.
Here are a two letters seeking fairer treatment for ID from the Brazilian Association for the Advancement of Science (BAAS):
The Italian website Ã¢â‚¬Å“Progetto CosmoÃ¢â‚¬Â Ã‚Â is dedicated to Intelligent Design: http://progettocosmo.altervista.org or http://www.intelligentdesign.tk.
Orthodox Jews in S. Florida join debate on evolution vs. intelligent design By James D. Davis Religion Editor December 12, 2005 http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/local/broward/sfl-cdesigndec12,0,3441548.story?coll=sfla-news-broward Evangelical Christians aren’t the only ones making evolution and intelligent design a cause cÃƒÂ©lÃƒÂ¨bre: Leading Orthodox Jews have the topic in their sights as well — some of them gathering for a three-day […]
Future of Conservatism: Darwin or Design? by Casey Luskin Posted Dec 12, 2005 http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=10790
In elementary logic, from premises P1: If A, then B and P2: A, one may conclude B. This rule is called modus ponens. Evolutionary logic now has a particular application of this rule which it is attempting to foist on science as a whole. It runs as follows: P1: If a claim or idea seems […]