I’m planning a new product line of Darwin paraphernalia — DarwinaliaÃ‚Â®. The first item is set to go — “Darwin in a Vise” (already advertised on this blog here).
Over the years, I’ve learned a few things that may usefully be imparted to bright and budding ID theorists. The lesson I’m about to impart is one I adverted to in my paper “Dealing with the Backlash against Intelligent Design” on my designinference.com website.
ROYAL SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND Royal Society Alert 390 8 September, 2005 INTELLIGENT DESIGN? Comment by Royal Society Education Manager, Peter Spratt, Peter.Spratt@rsnz.org
Date: Tue, 6 Sep 2005 18:33:29 -0700 From: idurc.org To: General Subject: Press Release The Intelligent Design Undergraduate Research Center is proud to announce the first-ever Graduate Awards to two of its most respected members. Their names are being deliberately withheld.
From a colleague in Italy: In October an article will appear in the important scientific magazine Le Scienze: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Intelligent design: il creazionismo evolutoÃ¢â‚¬Â. A first Italian presentation of ID will be made by Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ surprise Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ H. Allen Orr! You know who Orr is so imagine what Orr will can tell Italians about ID.
I’m supposed to be appearing with Edward Larson in the closing segment of Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show this Monday, September 12th.
It would be dangerous to label the intelligent design movement purely as a cranky movement from the United States
Australian cardinal comfortable with Intelligent Design http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=39416 Sydney, Sep. 05 (CWNews.com) – Cardinal Pell told The Australian that although the theory of evolution can be reconciled with Christian doctrine, sometimes evolution is presented “in an anti-God way.” Where that is the case, he said, “I’d be happy for them to talk about design or intelligent Read More…
I was discussing with a colleague the recent media frenzy over ID, not just nationally (e.g., back to back NYTimes front page stories of it) but internationally. The question is whether this interest represents something substantial — a real sea change — or merely a flash in the pan. It seems that something substantial is Read More…
Here is a pdf copy of an article favorable to ID published Sept. 1, 2005 in Italy: www.uncommondescent.com/documentation/Avvenire_1sep05.pdf. Regardless of how good or bad your Italian is, you’ll get the gist by tracking the names of ID proponents discussed in the article.
A rabbi and a scientist were traveling together on an airplane. Each brought with them a grandson. The rabbi’s grandson came every few minutes to check on his grandfather’s welfare and inquire as to his needs, while the scientists’ grandson sat in back watching the movie, never once coming forward. The scientist asked the rabbi Read More…
Being willing to consider a design inference, if the data point in that direction, is good science regardless of the philosophical or religious implications.
According to Hector Avalos: “It’s becoming increasingly clear to some of us that Iowa State University is being marketed as an intelligent design research center.” So, on the one hand, Eugenie Scott et al. tell ID theorists and researchers to get busy, do the work and get it through the peer-review process. But now we Read More…