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That day Marcos Eberlin was chased out of Portugal


Remember that ID-friendly chemist Marcos Eberlin, whose new book, Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, features Three Nobel Prize Winners’ Endorsements? We’d mentioned the fact that he and his conference crowd got turfed from Portugal when their ID sympathies were discovered. Here’s a retro on that story:

They had their ID conference. As you can see from the illustration at the top of this post, three separate posters for their event had to be prepared, as it was chased from university to university in Portugal and finally across the border to Spain.

Now we have Dr. Eberlin’s new book, with its endorsements from three Nobel Prize-winning scientists. Ha! The book’s editor, our colleague Jonathan Witt, points out a paragraph from Jonathan Wells’s travelogue piece here about a visit to Brazil, where he was hosted by Marcos. From “Intelligent Design Is Flourishing in Brazil”:

“On the way, Marcos and Neddy serenaded us with the Brazilian song “Maluco Beleza,” or “Cool Crazy Man.” They said this is the official theme song of the Brazilian ID movement, because only “malucos belezas” are sufficiently independent-minded to stand up for ID in the face of materialistic orthodoxy. The song had been made famous by the late Brazilian singing star Raul Seixas, and according to Marcos and Neddy he sang it better than they. “I hope so,” I said, and they laughed.”

Only a “cool crazy man” is “sufficiently independent-minded to stand up for ID in the face of materialistic orthodoxy.” Indeed! Congratulations to Marcos Eberlin, who should wear the designation, maluco beleza, with pride and pleasure. David Klinghoffer, “When Marcos Eberlin Was Chased Out of Portugal” at Evolution News and Science Today.

The book?:

Maybe it should happen to everyone who is intellectually young in a world run by Darwin’s museum pieces. It’s becoming a rite of passage, maybe even an honor.

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See also: ID-Friendly Scientist’s Book Features Three Nobel Prize Winners’ Endorsements

ID Conference Intended For Portugal Had To Flee To Spain “A group of students at the University of the Algarve, in Faro, Portugal, wanted to have a one-day conference on ID at the university. They invited Professor Marcos Eberlin of Campinas State University in Brazil (the 2016 Thomson Medal winner) and me, to speak. The conference was scheduled for Monday, October 23, with university endorsement. (2017)”

Brazilian chemist explains how ID informs his science


ID-friendly Brazilian prof wins medal

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