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“Evolutionary Biology and ID” course now to be live streamed

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Prof Thomas Woodward writes to say,

Southern Evangelical Seminary just announced that their popular course, “Evolutionary Biology and Intelligent Design,” scheduled to take place in Charlotte, North Carolina the week of May 12 through 17, will be offered remotely to those who cannot attend in person–by a “live stream” online approach. The course, taught last year by William Dembski, is being taught this year by ID historian and Trinity College professor Thomas Woodward, author of Doubts about Darwin: A History of Intelligent Design and Darwin Strikes Back: Defending the Science of Intelligent Design. Woodward, a history major at Princeton, received his Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in the Rhetoric of Science. Not surprisingly, his dissertation focused on Darwin/Design rhetorical clashes in the 1990s and the 2000s.

The six sessions include five weekday evening sessions from 6 to 10 pm and a Saturday morning-and-afternoon session. Live-streamed sessions that are missed are also archived so that they can be viewed online later. Students have until August to complete reading and research, which includes Darwin’s Doubt by Stephen Meyer. For information call 704-847-5600 ext. 216 or email ses.edu/admissions. Dr. Woodward can be reached at twoodward@trinitycollege.edu.

Well, if Darwin’s Doubt is on the course, maybe some of its noviewers should take the course so they can at last read what they were before merely denouncing.

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7 Replies to ““Evolutionary Biology and ID” course now to be live streamed

  1. 1
    Mung says:

    Thanks News!

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    bornagain77 says:

    podcast – On this episode of ID the Future, Michael Behe is on The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward to discuss his work that presents a challenge to neo-Darwinian evolution, including his books Darwin’s Black Box and The Edge of Evolution. Behe explains his “irreducible complexity” concept, and also gives an overview of research by Richard Lenski that shows that random mutation is “like a bull in a china shop.”
    http://intelligentdesign.podom.....6_16-07_00

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    Dionisio says:

    bornagain77 @ 2

    …random mutation is “like a bull in a china shop.”

    That’s quite an interesting analogy: it makes it easy to imagine the unpleasant mess 🙁

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    NickMatzke_UD says:

    Hypothesis: the sudden spate of “reviews” of Darwin’s Doubt at Amazon are the “class projects” for this course:

    http://www.amazon.com/review/R.....hisHelpful

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    Joe says:

    Speaking of hypotheses what are the testable hypotheses for unguided/ blind watchmaker evolution producing a bacterial flagellum?

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    bornagain77 says:

    Hypothesis: Nick Matzke is a literature bluffing liar. (actually it is more of a proven theory rather than a mere hypothesis)

    Nick Matzke Admits His Quote Mining Accusation Was False; Instead of Apologizing Tries to Change the Definition of “Quote Mining” to “Refusing to Agree With Me” – Barry Arrington
    http://www.uncommondescent.com.....e-with-me/

    Calling Nick Matzke’s literature bluff on molecular machines – DonaldM UD blogger – April 2013
    Excerpt: So now, 10 years later in 2006 Matzke and Pallen come along with this review article. The interesting thing about this article is that, despite all the hand waving claims about all these dozens if not hundreds of peer reviewed research studies showing how evolution built a flagellum, Matzke and Pallen didn’t have a single such reference in their bibliography. Nor did they reference any such study in the article. Rather, the article went into great lengths to explain how a researcher might go about conducting a study to show how evolution could have produced the system. Well, if all those articles and studies were already there, why not just point them all out? In shorty, the entire article was a tacit admission that Behe had been right all along.
    Fast forward to now and Andre’s question directed to Matzke. We’re now some 17 years after Behe’s book came out where he made that famous claim. And, no surprise, there still is not a single peer reviewed research study that provides the Darwinian explanation for a bacterial flagellum (or any of the other irreducibly complex biological systems Behe mentioned in the book). We’re almost 7 years after the Matzke & Pallen article. So where are all these research studies? There’s been ample time for someone to do something in this regard.
    Matzke will not answer the question because there is no answer he can give…no peer reviewed research study he can reference, other than the usual literature bluffing he’s done in the past.
    http://www.uncommondescent.com.....ent-453291

    A Graduate Student (Nick Matzke) Writes – David Berlinski July 9, 2013
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....74221.html
    A One-Man Clade – David Berlinski – July 18, 2013
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....74601.html
    Hopeless Matzke -David Berlinski & Tyler Hampton August 18, 2013
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....75631.html

    Here are more thorough looks at the major flaws in all the critical reviews of ‘Darwin’s Doubt’:

    Darwin’s Doubt – Reviews – Part 1 – by Paul Giem – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YW8SLKoSZqM
    Darwin’s Doubt – Reviews – Part 2 – by Paul Giem – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nPqN0-YiJgg
    Darwin’s Doubt – Reviews – Part 3 – by Paul Giem – video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mj1thPrSgc
    Darwin’s Doubt – Reviews – Part 4 – by Paul Giem – video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfEfa6KaEXU

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    bornagain77 says:

    For the Paperback of Darwin’s Doubt, Due Out on June 3, a Steep Discount that Won’t Last Long
    Evolution News & Views May 22, 2014
    Excerpt: Remember, only the paperback includes Dr. Meyer’s new Epilogue, responding in detail to his critics.
    http://www.evolutionnews.org/2.....85891.html

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