CHURCH/STATE AT DARTMOUTH By William F. Buckley Jr. Tue Sep 27, 8:06 PM ET The whole business of whether public schools can permit “intelligent design” to be acknowledged as an alternative to Darwinian evolution in explanation of human life will begin democratic exercises in a courtroom in Pennsylvania this week. There are regular flashpoints on Read More…
Oh, the temptations that scientists face: http://www.fortune.com/fortune/print/0,15935,1101810,00.html.
Here’s an old paper, but one well worth looking at if you haven’t seen it already: “The Spurious Foundations of Genetic Engineering” by Barry Commoner. It goes without saying that the “spurious foundations” here are the same as those for neo-Darwinism.
ID-critic Chris Mooney’s latest book, The Republican War on Science, is now available: http://www.waronscience.com/home.php. [UPDATE:] For more on Mooney, go here.
Stem cell hopes distorted by ‘arrogance and spin’ Tim Radford, science editor Monday September 5, 2005
Jason Rosenhouse has been writing an series of reports on the 2005 Creation Mega Conference that took place last week. I refer readers specifically to his latest report (#5) on the talk of Werner Gitt, who is the author of In the Beginning Was Information. In reading that book, I had many of the same Read More…
My good friend and colleague Jeffrey Schwartz (along with Mario Beauregard and Henry Stapp) has just published a paper in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society that challenges the materialism endemic to so much of contemporary neuroscience. By contrast, it argues for the irreducibility of mind (and therefore intelligence) to material mechanisms.
Tom Schneider, “Mr. Biological Information” himself and one of my critics, seems genuinely concerned about the welfare of my soul, though in his case he wants to help me find my way out of my religious faith. Here are two articles that he recently recommended to me:
Guillermo Gonzalez has issued the following response to the attacks leveled at him following the June showing of the Privileged Planet at the Smithsonian:
The irony is that Shallit and Elsberry are making a name for themselves by parasitizing my work.
Charlie Townes, Nobel laureate and the most recent winner of the Templeton Prize, has an interesting interview in which he leaves some room for ID (go here).
“By Design or by Chance?” wins two top honours June 20, 2005, Toronto At the Write! Canada convention awards night (June 17, 2004), By Design or by Chance?, an overview of the intelligent design controversy, won two Canadian Christian Writing Awards, one in the category of books on culture and the other in the category Read More…
CALIFORNIA ACADEMY OF SCIENCES SETTLES LIBEL CLAIM OVER EVOLUTION ARTICLE Parent’s Claim Sparked by False Article by Leading Darwin Advocate ROSEVILLE, CA — The California Academy of Sciences has settled with a California parent, Larry Caldwell, who raised a potential libel claim against the organization over its publication of a false and defamatory article authored Read More…
Professor Ruse’s new book suggests that the religious resistance to evolutionary theory is a lot more understandable and a lot less unreasonable than its opponents recognize.