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Church Youth Groups and Apologetics

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Sat, 2014-07-19 01:41
Over on Facebook, Nancy Pearcey responded to a post about young people and deconversion from churches with a modest proposal: let them read apologetics. Age at which people leave the church — Tell me again why youth groups focus on games and goodies instead of majoring on apologetics? One study found that the age at […]
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Understanding creationism, VIII: An insider's guide by a former young-Earth creationist

Panda's Thumb - Fri, 2014-07-18 16:04
By David MacMillan. 8. New perspective. I think there are several different varieties of creationism activists. Some are obsessed with the presumed negative effects of evolution and secular humanism. Some are driven by suspicion for science and the certainty that a conspiracy must be afoot. Some use creationist apologetics to make themselves feel smarter and better-informed than the general public. Some are genuinely interested in science and want to know the truth. I’d be lying... Matt Young
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The Michael Medved Show: Stephen Meyer Debates Michael Shermer

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-07-18 16:04
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer debates Michael Shermer, founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, on the question: Should scientists be skeptical about Darwinian evolution? The debate extends into the topics of whether we should...
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Peer-Reviewed Science: What the Field of Systems Biology Can Tell Us About Intelligent Design

"'Reverse engineering' would seem to imply that there was 'engineering' in the first place." Casey Luskin
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Now with 12 Emmy Nominations, Why Shouldn't Cosmos End Up in the Schools?

As a media vehicle, the series is much less "educationally driven" than it is message-driven. David Klinghoffer
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The Tang Factor: Last Night with William Dembski at McCaw Hall

What does a powdered orange drink have to do with Dembski's argument that information underlies material reality rather than the other way around? David Klinghoffer
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When Biologists Think Like Engineers: How the Burgeoning Field of Systems Biology Supports Intelligent Design

What if many scientists are doing this and they don't even realize it? Casey Luskin
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So, Michael Behe Was Right After All; What Will the Critics Say Now?

Is an apology from Behe's critics then forthcoming? In a world where debates were conducted with the goal of discovering truth rather scoring points, it sure ought to be. Casey Luskin
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Yet Again, Answering Paleontologist Donald Prothero on the Duration of the Cambrian Explosion; Plus Bonus "Taradiddle" Alert

I just checked Prothero's review of Darwin's Doubt and noticed that he tacked on an undated Postscript. This guy takes the cake. David Klinghoffer
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It's Tough to Make Predictions, Especially About the Future

As I noted here at ENV on Monday, a recent paper confirms a key inference I made in 2007 in The Edge of Evolution. Michael Behe
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Video: Douglas Ell at MIT on Counting to God

The reference to counting has to do with seven wonders of science that Ell reasoned point to a creative intelligence guiding the origins of the cosmos and of life. Evolution News & Views
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For the Intelligent-Design Community, an Unexpected Honor

Candidly, we weren't expecting to be credited with Germany's victory in this year's World Cup. David Klinghoffer
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The "Flat Animal": Is It a Cambrian Ancestor?

Phylum Placozoa contains one member, but it has a body plan, six cell types, and a complex genomic toolkit. Evolution News & Views
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Asteroid named for NCSE's Scott

Asteroid 249530 Eugeniescott was named in honor of NCSE's founding executive director Eugenie C. Scott, according to the Minor Planet Circulars for July 12, 2014 (PDF, p. 324).

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Acharia stimulea

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:12
Photograph by Al Denelsbeck. Photography contest, Winner. Our congratulations to Al Denelsbeck, the winner of the latest Panda’s Thumb photography contest with his remarkable photograph “Parasitized moth larva.” “Flightless cormorant,” by Dan Moore, was second. We will award Mr. Deneslbeck a book generously supplied by NCSE. Acharia stimulea – saddleback caterpillar moth larva, which has been parasitized by a species of Braconid wasp, of the superfamily Ichneumonoidea. Mr. Denelsbeck writes, “Darwin, of course, made a... Matt Young
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The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Kinesin, the Workhorse of the Cell

ID the Future - Tue, 2014-07-15 03:12
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, hear a discussion about a video recently released by Discovery Institute--The Workhouse of the Cell: Kinesin--that reveals the awe-inspiring inner workings of the cell. Kinesins are motorized transport machines that...
Categories: Anti-Science News

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Against the Backdrop of Human Exceptionalism

"Horror" refers to things that should not be because they violate profound assumptions about life, death, society, relationships, the world, or the cosmos. David Klinghoffer
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Today at 1 PM Pacific, It's Stephen Meyer Versus Michael Shermer on the Medved Show

Dr. Shermer is founding publisher of Skeptic magazine, under whose auspices he published an over-the-top review of Dr. Meyer's book, Darwin's Doubt. David Klinghoffer
Categories: Anti-Science News

Planet of the Apes Doesn't Fit Snugly in the "War on Humans" Category

It's part of my job as a human exceptionalism apologist to see movies that try to tear down the unique value of human life. Wesley J. Smith
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A Key Inference of The Edge of Evolution Has Now Been Experimentally Confirmed

Darwinian theory proposes that the astoundingly intricate machinery of the cell developed step by tiny step, by natural selection acting on random mutation. Michael Behe
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