Intelligent Design

Anthropology and ID — fast friends in the making

Intelligent Design for Anthropologists Chris Toumey U South Carolina Intelligent design is a threat to the knowledge that anthropology discovers and teaches about human origins and our place in the natural world. ³Scientific creationism² was an attempt to finesse the problem of the obvious sectarian basis of old-time creationism, and intelligent design is a clever Read More…

Intelligent Design

C’est la Avida

I recently posted a brief essay entitled “Beware of Question-Begging Computer Simulations” (linked below) in which I referenced an article by Eric Anderson. Since then Eric and I have corresponded by e-mail and he offers the following comments. Gil

Intelligent Design

Nelson vs. Sarkar debate tonight at UTAustin

Sahotra Sarkar (Departments of Philosophy and Integrative Biology at the University of Texas-Austin) will be debating Paul Nelson (Discovery Institute and Biola University) tonight at UT-Austin, in an event organized by the Undergraduate Philosophy Association there. The proposition for discussion is “Can the evolution of life on earth be explained by purely natural processes?” Thursday, Read More…

Intelligent Design

Sternberg’s testimony in South Carolina

Richard Sternberg’s Testimony (courtesy of the Discovery Institute) Perhaps there is no field of the biological sciences undergoing more rapid change than evolutionary research. Almost every day some new finding is reported that overturns— or seriously calls into question—long-standing assumptions and models. From the genome sequencing projects and studies of how genes operate to the Read More…