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Discovery Institute Evolution News & Views
Evolution News and Views (ENV) provides original reporting and analysis about the debate over intelligent design and evolution, including breaking news about scientific research, academic freedom cases, and educational policy issues. ENV also covers how the rest of the newsmedia report on the debate, offering analysis and corrections to major news stories, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at how journalists and news outlets operate when they report on this issue. Movable Type 5.12
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If you like today's economy and want more of the kind of "fun" we have had for the last five years, just follow the green misanthropes. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Before sharing my comment, I'll recount some perhaps relevant background. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
Question for a Censor: Should a Teacher Be Punished for Telling Students What the New York Times Said About Evolution in 1980?
Censors like Zack Kopplin oppose legislation like that, claiming they are protecting students from being indoctrinated in "creationism." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
No Laughing Matter: Chatting with NRO, Wesley Smith Emphasizes the Practical Dangers Posed by Environmental Anti-Humanism
We can laugh at "pea personhood," but where's the real danger in the denial of what Wesley calls "human exceptionalism"? Isn't it confined to a silly but ultimately harmless fringe? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Oil and water don't mix, and neither do engineering principles and natural selection. Evolution News & Views
On Uncommon Knowledge, an Uncommonly Comprehensive Statement of David Berlinski's Picture of the World
Unlike reading a single book by Berlinski, what stands out about this interview is that it allows you to grasp in a brief crystallized form David's view of science and society, how it all fits together. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Sharing with students this type of mainstream scientific criticism of Darwinian theory is precisely the kind of speech that academic freedom laws seek to protect. Granville Sewell
Yes, RNA theorists admit, there are difficulties. The very same people who called RNA world "the molecular biologist's dream" also called it "the prebiotic chemist's nightmare." Denyse O'Leary
"It Used to Be Said of Certain Kinds of Scientific Utopians that They Loved Humanity, but Didn't Like Any Actual Humans...."
"Now many scientific utopians don't even like humanity." -- Reagan biographer Steven Hayward on The War on Humans Evolution News & Views
Why Do Theistic Evolutionist Theologians All Seem to Have Exactly the Same Misconceptions About Intelligent Design?
I try to focus on what I know: in this case, science. I recommend the same approach to theistic evolutionists. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
An experiment in "bottom-up" design by a trio of robots was in fact designed from the top down. Evolution News & Views
Go Wesley! Evolution News & Views
At First Things, Columnist Stephen Webb Gives Intelligent-Design Critic Stephen Meredith an Education
Lately, when someone writes about intelligent design in a conservative magazine and he actually knows how ID theorists argue, it's a cause for celebration. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
"There is no prize in existence that would begin to adequately measure what Wesley Smith has accomplished for humanity -- if the war on humanity is brought to many people's awareness." Evolution News & Views
Fallacies of Contemporary Neuroscience: "A Vast Collection of Answers, with No Memory of the Questions"
Here is a stunningly accurate way to describe the modern fallacy of attributing mental acts to physical brain processes. Michael Egnor
A Danish minister's comment could be fairly rephrased, "Animal rights come before human rights." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
I find that an odd way to put the question, with its connotations of religious belief, about a thesis that is supposed to be purely scientific. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
Jerry Coyne Notwithstanding, as an "Explanation" for the Rise of Complex Animal Life, Oxygen Is Now Eliminated from the Running
There's nothing about lower oxygen levels on Earth that would forbid the rise of early animals. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
For His Substance-Free Contribution to the Debate with Stephen Meyer, American Spectator Readers Pummel John Derbyshire
Sometimes it's gratifying to find that the people who should know better actually do. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
In the controversy over scientific materialism, animalism, Darwinism, whose fallout is documented in The War on Humans, it often seems like our culture stands at a precipice. 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.
IDC advocate Phillip E. Johnson:
Gould’s uncomfortable situation reminds me of the self-created predicament of Mikhail Gorbachev in the last years of the Soviet Empire. Gorbachev recognized that something had gone wrong with the Communist system, but thought that the system itself could be preserved if it was reformed. His democratic friends warned him that the Marxist fundamentalists would inevitably turn against him, but he was unwilling to endanger his position in the ruling elite by following his own logic to its necessary conclusion. Gould, like Gorbachev, deserves immense credit for bringing glasnost to a closed society of dogmatists. And, like Gorbachev, he lives on as a sad reminder of what happens to those who lack the nerve to make a clean break with a dying theory.Link