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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
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
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
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...
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
"What is less known is that Maxwell believed strongly in nature's design." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
"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
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
"The term 'animal' is simply an excuse not to look at something." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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
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
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
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
Now getting courts to enforce this is another matter. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
On Independence Day, it's appropriate to review the sources of our rights as citizens. Stephen C. Meyer http://www.signatureinthecell.com
On Independence Day, Recalling the Intelligent-Design Views of the Man Who Wrote the Declaration of Independence
Jefferson argued for his belief in a pervasive "design" behind nature, "without appeal to revelation" -- that is, from a scientific not a religious perspective. Evolution News & Views
"As you look at the cliff ask yourself, is the difference between the products of chance and necessity so easily distinguished from those that have been intelligently designed?" David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
The words we use matter. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Recently, a computer program pretending to be a 13-year-old Ukrainian boy named Eugene Goostman was hailed as the first to pass the Turing test. Robert J. Marks II
Rick Warren and others sent the most genteel invitation to perpetuate rank discrimination to President Obama this week. It is really quite eloquently stated. It asks that religious groups receiving federal grant money be allowed to continue discriminating against LGBT people, as a waiver from rules that would apply to others receiving those grants. My […]
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.
Dembski, as the director of the center, also commented on the report in a one-paragraph e-mail message following its release. "The report marks the triumph of intelligent design as a legitimate form of academic inquiry. This is a great day for academic freedom," Dembski began. He concluded by observing that "Dogmatic opponents of design who demanded the Center be shut down have met their Waterloo. Baylor University is to be commended for remaining strong in the face of intolerant assaults on freedom of thought and expression."