Evolution Intelligent Design

Does ID Heckle Evolution?

Darwinian Struggle At Some Colleges, Classes Questioning Evolution Take Hold ‘Intelligent Design’ Doctrine Leaves Room for Creator; In Iowa, Science on Defense; A Professor Turns Heckler By DANIEL GOLDEN Staff Reporter of THE WALL STREET JOURNAL November 14, 2005; Page A1 http://online.wsj.com/article_email/article_print/SB113193754738896194-lMyQjAxMDE1MzExNDkxMzQ3Wj.html

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“Unlocking the Mystery of Life” in Australia

Science friction: God’s defenders target 3000 schools By Linda Doherty and Deborah Smith http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2005/11/13/1131816809073.html November 14, 2005 Up to 3000 schools have been targeted in a DVD blitz aimed at challenging Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in favour of an “intelligent designer”. The right to teach intelligent design in science classes is being tested in Read More…

Intelligent Design

$500 Cash Prize for OSC Letters in Sternberg Case

After Richard Sternberg published Stephen Meyer’s pro-ID article in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, the NCSE and the Smithsonian (where Sternberg works) exchanged emails on how best to derail Sternberg’s career (see here and here and here for background). The Office of Special Counsel (OSC) investigated and confirmed that Sternberg had been Read More…

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“Intelligent Project”

Discovery Institute Welcomes Pope’s Embrace of “Intelligent Project” Seattle – Discovery Institute president Bruce Chapman hailed an impromptu statement Wednesday by Pope Benedict XVI embracing the “intelligent project” that lies behind nature. “Fooled by atheism,” the Pope said, many people today “think, and try to demonstrate, that everything is without direction and order…”

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What Counts as a Plausible Scientific Theory?

[From a colleague:] The way a scientific theory gets empirically established is not by showing that the evidence requires that precise theory. That is an impossible task–there are always infinitely many theories that fit the data. Rather, it gets established through showing that the evidence discredits the main alternative theories but does not discredit this Read More…

Education Intelligent Design

School Board Change in Dover

Pennsylvania Voters Oust School Board That Backed Intelligent Design 11-09-2005 12:39 AM By MARTHA RAFFAELE, Associated Press Writer DOVER, Pa. — Voters came down hard Tuesday on school board members who backed a statement on intelligent design being read in biology class, ousting eight Republicans and replacing them with Democrats who want the concept stripped Read More…