Monthly Archives: August 2011
|August 31, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Culture|
It’s a rare planet on which you can get into a needless squabble due to scuffing your obligations, stick your insurer with the bill, and not expect to see your rates go up.
|August 31, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Culture, Cambrian explosion, News|
Put another way, if the Cambrian is not a problem for Darwinism, Darwinism is not science. All real theories have problems, but Darwinism, like any cult, never has any problems – because evidence always takes second place to cult beliefs.
|August 31, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Religion, Culture, News|
There’s a world out there that is not Darwin’s.
|August 31, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Culture, Media|
Oft said before but bears repeating: Jonah Goldberg on the media role in the bunkum cult of the expert: There are no more devout members of the cult of expertise than mainstream journalists. They rely on experts for guidance about what is “mainstream” and accurate and what is not. Sometimes that’s fine. Surgeons are extremely […]
|August 31, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, News|
In fact, if New Scientist keeps on this way, they will make life difficult for UD News. They were always such a ready source of crackpot cosmologies and psychologies, and fevered Darwin cult crusades, etc. A break from the more demanding coverage of real science news, often welcomed.
|August 31, 2011||Posted by News under Darwinism, Media, News|
The principal audience of legacy mainstream media today is expanded government and its supporters.
|August 31, 2011||Posted by News under Evolution, News|
In this case, it works because the leaping blennie doesn’t even like water.
|August 31, 2011||Posted by kairosfocus under Intelligent Design|
In recent weeks there has been yet another drum-beat talking-point on how Christians in public life are a menace to liberty and democracy. For, through their faith in the God of the Bible, they are suspected to be morally monstrous followers of a barbaric bronze age god — NOT, and to thus be advancing a […]
“The universe is too big, too old and too cruel”: three silly objections to cosmological fine-tuning (Part Two)
|August 30, 2011||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design|
In my previous post, I highlighted three common atheistic objections to to the cosmological fine-tuning argument. In that post, I made no attempt to answer these objections. My aim was simply to show that the objections were weak and inconclusive. Let’s go back to the original three objections: 1. If the universe was designed to […]
|August 30, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture, News|
Yes, evolutionary theorist Wilson decided to descend from his ivory tower eminence and try to fix a has-been town and its religion. Never a dragon-filled moat around when you need one ….
|August 30, 2011||Posted by Jonathan M under Intelligent Design|
Ann Gauger has already drawn our attention to the new paper, published just last week, in the journal BIO-Complexity. Authored by Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer and Paul Nelson, the paper is concerned with the question of the origin of the genetic code, and seeks to evaluate the efficacy of the so-called Direct RNA Templating (DRT) […]
|August 30, 2011||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
In a comment to my last post Dr. Torley notes that many scientists take the laws of nature as brute facts that “are ‘just there’ and cannot be changed.” According to Dr. Torley, “Scientists who take this view of Nature tend to fall into the intellectual trap of regarding the laws of Nature as necessary. […]
|August 30, 2011||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Plants, News|
Can you blame them? He was delicious and it was fun.
Losing no time staking his share of the Darwin-doubting vote, Ron Paul says, I don’t accept the theory of evolution
|August 30, 2011||Posted by News under Evolution, Darwinism, Culture, News|
Conceivably, he doesn’t realize it but the bar right now is not set at what the candidate believes, but at whether he is willing to stand up to the Darwin lobby’s claim of exclusive rights to public goods and services, and compulsory access to students in school, and none others allowed.
|August 30, 2011||Posted by Eric Holloway under Intelligent Design|
I gave a talk at the beginning of this year to a group of students at Biola University . In the talk I described just how revolutionary ID is compared to the current scientific paradigm of chance and necessity. But, such a talk is likely to go over students heads if there aren’t concrete examples. […]
|August 30, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Human evolution, News|
If we don’t want to play by Darwin’s rules any more, let’s keep in mind that the chief reason for underestimating the Neanderthals was a huge, unmet need for subhuman humans, to be the “missing link.” People who could half-reason.
|August 30, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Human evolution, News|
The emotional hunger of Darwin-driven science to find new human species (especially, unusually simian ones) has led to an amusing search for terminology to describe minimal differences. The word choices can be fun.
|August 29, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Science, Culture, News|
“Each candidate on the right is simply scrambling to be even more antiscience than the next.” Or more in touch with reality? That’s where most people live now.They can’t afford the rent otherwise..
|August 29, 2011||Posted by News under Self-Org. Theory, Animal minds, News|
It also leads to a promising question: How do some ants get to be more informed than others, and why do the others listen to them?
|August 29, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Science, Culture|
Here’s an interesting piece on science-based alarmism, from Pajamas Media: Take the alarm over mercury in fish: in 2004, an Environmental Protection Agency employee warned that 630,000 babies per year were born at risk of brain and nervous system damage due to “unsafe” levels of mercury in their mothers’ blood. Expectant mothers were discouraged from […]