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The local media was successfully misled, but make no mistake, Mississippi's HB 50 is not "anti-science." Sarah Chaffee
Here's an evolutionary puzzle I had never thought about. Why do we have chins? Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
Marks and Ewert discuss evolutionary informatics, algorithmic specified complexity, and how information makes evolution work. Evolution News & Views
James Ryerson has written what starts out as a nice essay on the New Atheism. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
The uncanny dependence of Earth on its smallest creatures seems too good to be happenstance. Evolution News & Views
Now, it's even easier to access key information about the book and its main subject, the Cambrian explosion. Here's the lowdown. Andrew McDiarmid http://www.evolutionnews.org
In addition to the usual celebrations we also see some angling to take the "respectable" position on Darwin's great contributions. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
We've met reporter Patrick Anderson before. Sarah Chaffee
Helping the rest of the immune system, the adaptive immune system brings extra intelligence, firepower, and precision accuracy to the field of battle. Howard Glicksman
The Commission on the General Conference deprives the people they supposedly serve of information vital for their faith. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Why are they there and where did they come from? To answer these questions we have to first deal with some important assumptions of evolutionary biology. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
An animal cannot commit rape, which is a crime that involves moral turpitude. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
If nature is so fine-tuned for life's environment, might the fine-tuning not also include a set of laws of form, geared to actualize the forms of life on earth? Michael Denton
In Disinherit the Wind, playwright and actor Matt Chait takes the characters from the old play and film and reshapes them. John G. West http://www.discovery.org/p/18
Over 700 people showed up, quite an impressive turnout when you think about all the other activities that compete for our Friday nights. Janine Dixon
Score another function for non-coding DNA. Without this "junk," cells proliferate and spread, causing cancer. Evolution News & Views
I guess that means Methodist founder John Wesley was Satanic for finding evidence of intelligent design throughout nature. John G. West http://www.discovery.org/p/18
A couple of years ago prominent evolutionary biologist David Barash opened a remarkable window on his classroom teaching. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
I have used the term as an accurate description of his idea of a thoroughly teleological form of evolutionary theory. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
Some thoughts as we approach tomorrow's nomination deadline for Censor of the Year. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Antievolutionists Say the Darndest Things
Antievolutionists often express outrage over alleged incivility from those who oppose their efforts to evade the establishment clause of the First Amendment. But they have no difficulty in dishing out the abuse themselves. Here is a sample from the Invidious Comparisons thread that documents egregious behavior on the part of the religious antievolution advocates.
One thing that Jack Krebs and I agree with is that Pratt can be likened to an outpost under siege in a cultural war.
My wife and I just returned from a trip to Belgium. We visited Bastogne where a few brave Americans of the 101st Airborne Division were surrounded by the German Army during the battle of the bulge. The German attack was led by a crack SS unit that took no prisoners.
What were we fighting against in Bastogne? We were fighting against a Nazi regime that used the philosophy of Naturalism to justify a eugenics program of terrifying proportions. Naturalism is the belief that all phenomena result only from the laws of chemistry and physics and that teleological or design explanations are not valid. Naturalism is not science. It is a belief system.
In the same manner, the defenders in Pratt are fighting against Naturalism, although they may not realize it. Rather than fighting against science, they are actually fighting for science. They are fighting for science that is driven by logic and critical thinking rather than by a philosophy that teaches to the exclusion of all other teachings that we are the products of only chance and necessity. They are fighting for science that is driven by the scientific method rather than science that is driven by a philosophy of Naturalism.
Rather than using logic and good science to support its assault on the brave contingent in Pratt, the KCFS is using tactics one would expect from those that besieged Bastogne: scare tactics, misinformation and no substantive discussion of the real issues.
So, we are back looking at Pratt as the bombs fall. The question is whether the Board and the Community will be supported by the rest of us as they have had the guts that General McAullife and the other brave Americans had that cold winter day in Bastogne 54 years ago. McAullife's reply was very simple when asked to surrender: "Nuts!" McAullife and the 101st were subsequently relieved by elements of Patton's Third Army. In the same way we all need to rise up and put our hands together for the Pratt Board and Pratt Citizens that have just characterized the outrageous censorship by the science establishment as "Nuts!"