Over at ATBC one of our brightest detractors Altabin (banned here, natch, because he’s just too smart for us) suggested an experiment. He misquoted the bible of course. It’s wolf and lamb or lion and calf. But we get his drift. Quote 53. Were all the animals friendly to man before the Flood? Idea: raise […]
1. Paul Nelson is such a cool and brilliant guy 2. I’ve never met him before 3. There are lots of extras at the event he is speaking at, such as:
I debated Lee Silver last year at Princeton and reported it on this blog (for a video of the debate, go here). Silver is a Princeton bioethicist with a Ph.D. in biology. He and Peter Singer are soulmates. Fundamentalists? We? Bad science, worse philosophy, and McCarthyite tactics in the human-embyro debate. An essay by Patrick […]
Carlos, Mark Frank, and I were discussing design detection over at Alan FoxÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s blog, Languedoc Diary, last week when a mountain of work I had allowed to pile up forced me to take a short blogging sabbatical. Well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m back (for the moment at least), and I thought IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d post my response to MarkÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s last […]
Casey Luskin has posted an interesting response (part II) to Barbara Forrest’s Kitzmiller Account, Here he addresses Dr. Forrest’s usage of quotations from ID proponents: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2006/09/response_to_barbara_forrests_k_1.html As is typical in the Evo camp, Dr. Forrest attempts to make the usual conflation of ID and religion by quoting Phillip Johnson and William Dembski. Many cite Johnson […]
In response to Bill’s earlier thread Who said evolution wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t progressive, to say nothing of warm and fuzzy?, Rob Crowther posted a followup here: Beasts in the Forest. Crowther points out Discovery Institute CSC Fellow Wesley Smith has a quote appearing on Starbuck’s coffee cups.
Vatican Astronomer Replaced by Bruce Chapman Chapman writes: Pope Benedict XVI has replaced an evangelizing Darwinist, Dr. George Coyne, as director the Vatican Observatory, according to Zenit News. A Jesuit with a doctorate in astronomy, Dr. Coyne in recent years made himself the public scourge of Darwin critics and scientific proponents of intelligent design. Increasingly […]
Terry Mirll sent me the following predictions and anti-predictions related to materialism. If naturalistic materialism is true: 1. We are nothing but the sum of our parts. Our bodies are wholly explicable in terms of nature, and there is no aspect of our bodies that cannot be described in purely naturalistic terms, nor any means […]
Graeme Hunter (a philosophy professor at the University of Ottawa examines Michael Shermer’s recent piece on confirmation bias published in Scientific American: . . . Shermer tells us – or rather science does and Shermer is only its messenger – that opinionated people actually suffer from what is called a Ã¢â‚¬Å“confirmation biasÃ¢â‚¬Â, which Shermer defines […]
Check out SALVO: http://www.salvomag.com. It’s hard-hitting and in-your-face without being ponderous. I love the “fake” ads, like The Center for Human Enhancement’s ad that features a stylized human head with the caption “be perfect” and the recommendation to “visit upgrademe.com.” Denyse O’Leary as well as other allies have pieces in the premier issue (autumn 2006), […]
For those of you enjoying the antics of those bungling buffoons over at the PT circus (I know I am!), I’d like to warn you that too much of that stuff will rot your brain. Never fear, however. I’ve got just the thing to remedy that. Bill Vallicella (aka the Maverick Philosopher) has a blog […]
In addition to the engineers, physicists, chemists, and mathematicians who dissent from Darwin, anywhere from 33% to 60% of medical doctors dissent from Darwin (see Nearly Two-Thirds of Doctors Skeptical of DarwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Theory of Evolution, HCD Research Poll, also check out PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS WHO DISSENT FROM DARWINISM). Pro-ID sympathies are reflected by the fact […]
Pat Hayes of Red State Rabble has composed a rather prolix essay in which he sings the praises of Barbara Forrest and her monumental role in exposing ID as repackaged Creationism. Naturally, Pim van Muers at Panda’s Thumb and Ed Brayton at Dispatches from the Culture Wars are chiming in.
Transcript of St. Edwards Speech MP3 of Seguin-Gazzette Question Stand by for a transcript of the Lamar speech (at the Texas Association of Scientists ceremony) which I’m given to understand makes the St. Edwards speech look rather tame. My take on the St. Edwards speech is it paints Pianka as an alarmist crackpot, and nothing […]
The Gazette-Enterprise The very same day TAS declared its stance, Kathy Walt, press secretary for Gov. Rick Perry, expressed disdain over what Pianka calls his Ã¢â‚¬Å“doomsday talk.Ã¢â‚¬Â Walt called the scientistÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s viewpoints Ã¢â‚¬Å“abhorrentÃ¢â‚¬Â and likened them to HitlerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ã¢â‚¬Å“hate-filled Third Reich.Ã¢â‚¬Â While some have described PiankaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s words as hyperbole, the governorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s officeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s distaste was plainspoken. […]