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New Design of Life blog promises exciting coverage of intelligent design issues

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The blog for the Design of Life textbook supplement went live this morning (I’m the lead blogger).

The first three posts:

1. Welcome to the Design of Life blog!

Excerpt: ” Here at this blog you will see the evidence run through a filter that accepts the possibility of purpose and design. That means that sometimes you will see the same evidence but without the just-so stories that rescue Darwinism. You will see lots of evidence you wouldn’t otherwise know about. In no case will you see the kind of thing you hear increasingly from popular (and sometimes tax-supported) media. For example, here are some things we WON’T tell you: 1. What Pleistocene man “would have done”. For example, he “would have had several mates in order to spread his selfish genes.” Actually, I don’t know what Pleistocene man would have done. Do you? Did he? When we don’t know that something actually happened, we won’t tell you that it did. We certainly won’t tell you that it “would have happened” in order to promote some otherwise useless or failed Darwinist theory.”

2. The Big Bang of flowers – an abominable mystery? Or an opportunity to really understand?

Can scientists shed light on Charles Darwin’s “abominable mystery” – the Big Bang of early plant evolution? Flowering plants evolved quite quickly into five groups, according to scientists at the University of Florida and the University of Texas at Austin (ScienceDaily, November 27, 2007) …

3. The “Copernican” myth, and other science myths – the undead still walk!

The myth that Copernicus’s model of the universe “dethroned” humans is a vampire that refuses to die. In Physics Today, Mano Singham tries yet again! to drive a nail through the monster’s heart. Singham writes (December 2007, page 48) about the promoters of the myth …

7 Replies to “New Design of Life blog promises exciting coverage of intelligent design issues

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    jerry says:


    I am a little confused. Is this a rival blog? I like the first three titles but they are not about the book. Is the blog supposed to be about the book?

    I would be interested in the blog if it took excerpts from the book and explored them further. For example, there is a section in the second chapter in the evo-devo part that discusses that gestation is guided mainly by the egg and not the DNA and found that an extremely interesting fact. Things like these would make good discussion topics and help us learn just what is known.

    An aside. How are you going to control the trolls and their language?

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    O'Leary says:

    Jerry, be assured we will focus on issues related to those raised in the book.

    Currently, I am posting related stuff of interest while we sort out font size and colour issues. But it’s good and fun stuff!

    Re trolls, glad you asked – The Canada Food Guide requires me to eat two servings of trolls per day. And my excellent doctor is a fanatic about regimens. (Ugh!)

    Also, several friends expect me to give them gift baskets of gourmet trolls for Christmas, sprinkled with truffles, macadamia nuts, and precious ribbons. And Christmas is only a week away … sigh.

    So many Darwinists, so little time.

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    Gerry Rzeppa says:

    The new blog appears to have some “missing features” and/or bugs.

    (1) I did not receive an email after registering. I may have mis-typed my email address, but I couldn’t find any way to check it on the blog.

    (2) I was able to log in, but when I tried to post a comment on the second blog entry, an error message said I was not authorized to “start a new thread”.

    (3) The dark blue text on a black background is very hard to read.

    Did anyone test this thing before it was released?

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    Lutepisc says:

    I like it!

    But I can’t figure out how to subscribe to an RSS feed. Am I missing something…or isn’t that implemented yet?

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    EndoplasmicMessenger says:

    Yes, where is the RSS feed?

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    rockyr says:

    The “Read more…” links didn’t work for me, I get server & parser errors.

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    LeeBowman says:

    I’ll check it out! πŸ™‚

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