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In Defense of Quoting Darwinists

“Quote Mining” is a pejorative term used to refer to the practice of compiling quotations, often from one’s opponents. As anyone who has studied evolution for any length of time knows, one need not quote ID proponents or creationists for authority against evolution or Darwinism. The Darwinists themselves can be quoted for practically every proposition Read More…

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Kevin Padian Hating Fundamentalists in SciAm Letters

May 2006, Scientific American, Letters Assessing Deadly Certitude In “Murdercide” [Skeptic], Michael Shermer is once again dead-on (forgive the pun): it is inapt to think of suicide bombers as typical suicide victims. Rather than succumbing to despair and depression, they are committing what they consider affirmative acts of faith. In short, they are religious fanatics, Read More…

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Yet another triumph of evolution

The Biological Frontier of Physics Rob Phillips and Stephen R. Quake PHYSICS TODAY May 2006, page 38 http://www.physicstoday.org/vol-59/iss-5/p38.html … The cell’s nanometer-scale machines are mostly protein molecules, although a few are made from RNA, and they are capable of surprisingly complex manipulations. They perform almost all the important active tasks in the cell: metabolism, reproduction, Read More…

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ID Colloquium At UC Irvine

I had a great time last night at the ID colloquium on the UC Irvine campus, and had the opportunity to meet Paul Nelson for the first time. He is an extraordinarily bright, articulate, insightful, and congenial fellow. The thought-provoking and information-filled seminar was excellent in every way, and I was particularly impressed with the Read More…

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Tom Wolfe — wading into deep water, treading water, . . . and drowning

[From a colleague:] Last night author Tom Wolfe gave the annual Jefferson Lecture sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities. His two hour long speech was entitled “The Human Beast.” In more words (sometimes explicitly stated) he said that determinism is true, there is no free will, there is no I , evolution is Read More…

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I thought they were two species!

“It actually is a hybrid,” said Judy McLinton, a spokeswoman for the Northwest Territories’ environment and natural resources department in Yellowknife. Jim Martell, 65, who paid 50,000 Canadian dollars (45,000 US dollars) to hunt Polar bears, shot the animal, described by local media as a “pizzly”, a “grolar bear”, or Martell’s favorite, a “polargrizz” on Read More…

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Cancer Resistant Mice

For those looking to see if ID returns false positives (ASSUMING that indeed there is additional CSI involved in this immunity, which is apparently unknown at this time). http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/0602382103v1 Spontaneous regression/complete resistance (SR/CR) mice resist very high doses of cancer cells that are lethal to WT mice even at low doses. In this study, we Read More…

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Anti-ID bigots — they’re everywhere in the academy, and your tax dollars support them!

[This from a colleague at a major research institution addressed to Michael Behe and me:] I never cease to be amazed, but not surprised, at how blind scientists are to their own prejudices. I have followed your paths of dealing with these prejudices and, as have many others, I have had my share of encounters Read More…

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Cornell President Hunter Rawlings takes on ID yet again

Question: What qualifications does one need to debunk ID? Here are Hunter Rawlings’s: “Born in Norfolk, Virginia, Rawlings was a 1966 graduate of Haverford College, with honors in classics, and received his Ph.D. degree from Princeton University in 1970. His scholarly publications include a book, The Structure of Thucydides’ History (Princeton University Press, 1981).” (ref) Read More…

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Finally all the big shots weigh in against ID

John Brockman, the literary agent par excellence for materialist scientists intent on making their materialism available to the wider public, has finally put together the anti-ID collection to best all anti-ID collections. Intelligent Thought: Science Versus the Intelligent Design Movement Edited by John Brockman http://www.edge.org/3rd_culture/it06/it06_index.html. TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction —John Brockman Publisher & Editor, Edge; Read More…