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For Critics of Intelligent Design, There's No Hiding Behind Claims of "Peer Review" Anymore

If scientific peer review were really the "gold standard," it wouldn't be this badly tarnished. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Give Me That Old-Time Pareidolia

Seeing faces that aren't there is supposed to be a by-product of the evolutionary need to recognize real faces, distinguishing friends from enemies. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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A Rock Star of the Intelligent-Design Movement: Hear Dembski in Seattle on July 16; at the University of Chicago on August 13

Join us for either event or both, but don't forget to pre-order your copy of Being as Communion, when you can still take advantage of the steep 34% discount! Evolution News & Views
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Eugene Goostman Is a Fraud

You can't see him, talk to him on the phone, or interact with him except by texting messages to him. Erik J. Larson
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Imagine How It Happened! "Evolution Presents" the Ribosome, "Nature's Masterpiece"

Adding complex modules to a complex machine does not make it evolutionary. Evolution News & Views
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Climate Change Bill of Rights launched

NCSE is pleased to announce the launch of the Climate Science Students Bill of Rights, which articulates the principle that all students deserve the best climate science education available as part of a 21st-century science education.

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Presbyterian Church refuses to endorse Evolution Weekend

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:16
Michael Zimmerman reports today in the Huffington Post that the Presbyterian Church (USA) has declined to endorse the Clergy Letter Project and declare the second Sunday in February to be Evolution Sunday. Specifically, Reverend John Shuck, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church in Elizabethton, Tennessee, and his congregation are longtime supporters of the Clergy Letter, and Reverend Shuck proposed that the General Assembly of the church vote to support Evolution Sunday. A subcommittee voted the... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Opposable thumb

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:16
Photograph by Helena Insko. Opposable thumb. Ms. Insko submits this photograph of a fully opposable thumb as evidence of evolution and writes, “My mom and I have been voting in the photo contest as long as I can remember (I’m 10). When my mom told me the theme was how we know evolution is correct, this is my answer (and my hand).”... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Samuel Varg interviews Kenneth Miller

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:16
While searching for the source of this cartoon, I ran across the website of Samuel Varg, a Swedish magician and skeptic. Mr. Varg has posted an interview with Kenneth Miller on YouTube and promises interviews with Candida Moss and John Safran. Mr. Varg and his colleague Anders Hesselbom were unusually well prepared. Professor Miller, in turn, was an excellent spokesperson for theistic evolution, though I had to take issue with his claim that the universe... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Reviewing Cosmos: Evidence or Evangelism?

ID the Future - Wed, 2014-07-09 12:16
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin continues his review of the TV series Cosmos. Listen in as Luskin discusses how Cosmos approaches the topic of evolution, and how the show, while admitting the past...
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Imagine How It Happened! "Evolution Presents" the Ribosome, "Nature's Masterpiece"

Adding complex modules to a complex machine does not make it evolutionary. Evolution News & Views
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Postcard from Edinburgh: A Towering Likeness of James Clerk Maxwell

"What is less known is that Maxwell believed strongly in nature's design." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Yale Law School Professor Says Evolution Doubts Cannot Be Attributed to Ignorance

"There are many ways to assess the quality of instruction that U.S. students receive in science. But what fraction of them say they 'believe' in evolution is not one of them." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Precursors and Artifacts: Stephen Meyer Replies to Paleontologist Donald Prothero on Darwin's Doubt

One criticism you certainly cannot make of paleontologist and ID critic Donald Prothero is that he doesn't give us enough material to work with. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Animals Equivalent to Humans in NYT -- Again

"The term 'animal' is simply an excuse not to look at something." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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In Early Reviews, Catching a Glimpse of "War on Humans" Theme in Upcoming Planet of the Apes Film

The series has always specialized in melancholy reflections on issues of the day, going back to the 1968 opener with its shocking climax. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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New York Times: When Politics Gets in the Way of Science

We continually see unscientific assertions among the Times's own writers about a simple matter easily discerned from any embryology textbook. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Neanderthal Man: The Long-Lost Relative Turns Up Again, This Time with Documents

Obviously, each new find will change the picture of Neanderthal communities a bit, but there is no consistent evidence for them as an "other species." Denyse O'Leary
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Flap over creationist cartoon shown in high-school class

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-07-07 06:24
This cartoon Ken Ham, The Lie: Evolution, illustrations by Steve Cardno (Master Books, 1987). See also here. was shown as part of an otherwise innocuous PowerPoint presentation to a freshman biology class at Grady High School in Atlanta and caused a bit of a flap, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The teacher and the district science coordinator apparently refused interviews, but the student newspaper reports, based on interviews with students, that the teacher did not... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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For First Amendment Purposes, Is Atheism a Religion?

Now getting courts to enforce this is another matter. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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