Category: Free Speech
|June 9, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Free Speech, FYI-FTR, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Selective Hyperskepticism||
Today, I must postpone my intended next FTR, but I believe we will find very useful, the Olin Foundation paper as captioned, with abstract: >>Availability Cascades and Risk Regulation Timur Kuran* and Cass R. Sunstein** An availability cascade is a self-reinforcing process of collective belief formation by which an expressed perception triggers a chain reaction […]
|June 8, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, News|
So if you are an American, you vote for it, you pay for it with your taxes, you support it with your discretionary spending, and it tells you to shut up.
|June 2, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, News|
So the “free speech zone” would then be the United States and its territories, possessions, protectorates, and dependencies? Right?
|June 2, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, Intelligent Design, News|
“On every issue you must follow the evidence where it leads and listen to people where they are,” the former New York City mayor told 6,000-plus undergraduate and graduate students who earned degrees.
|January 5, 2014||Posted by News under Free Speech, Mind, News|
Maybe the only way a Scientific American writer could support free will is to somehow link it with materialism. Better that than embracing tyranny!
|November 17, 2013||Posted by DLH under Free Speech, Informatics, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, language, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Philosophy|
Random Brain Waves Save Free Will? The debate continues with a new publication. But the new study by Han-Gue Jo and colleagues of Freiburg makes a strong case that the “RP” is not really a ‘thing’ at all. They say that, in the two seconds before a button press, you see both negative and positive […]
|October 4, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, Expelled, Free Speech, FYI-FTR||
It seems that, in the interests of more responsible and responsive, on-issue commentary here at UD and elsewhere in the context of debates over design theory (cf. concerns here and here), participants in discussions in and around UD need to clarify some matters, especially the difference between fair comment dissent and defamation and that between […]
FYI-FTR, 5: A BA 77 update — Dr Jerry Bergman lectures on the longstanding career and reputation slaughter of Darwin doubters
|July 20, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Atheism, Courts, Darwinism, Free Speech, FYI-FTR, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society||
BA 77 has found another vid on the Slaughter of the Dissidents that reminds us of what the sort of evo mat promotion stunts we see going on in and around UD can all too often end up as: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt A couple of stills can help us understand what Darwinist agit-prop […]
Journal of Medical Ethics, the ghosts of Francis Schaeffer and C Everett Koop have somewhat to say to you regarding “post-birth abortion” . . .
|May 22, 2013||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Free Speech, ID Foundations, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society, Video|
(In case you imagine this to be purely academic, cf. here) UD News has recently highlighted a debate on how the academy has reacted to objections to a bioethics paper that advocated “post-birth abortion.” (Cf. a noteworthy objection, here.) Including, “post-birth abortion” of the healthy but undesirable. A telling clip from the JME paper: we […]
|May 16, 2012||Posted by johnnyb under academic freedom, Darwinism, Evolution, Free Speech, science education, Society|
There are two regular tragedies in the Intelligent Design movement. The first tragedy is the student who airs his or her doubts about Darwin, and a faculty member then makes it their life mission to block that student from a degree, or, if they get a degree, prevent them from getting any further. This sometimes […]
|March 20, 2012||Posted by News under Atheism, Culture, Free Speech, News|
Maybe it was wiser not to hold a Reason Rally if all this unsorted stuff comes tumbling out of the laundry basket at once … ?
|January 17, 2012||Posted by News under Culture, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, News|
… to protest government interference in the Internet
|January 9, 2012||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Free Speech, Racism, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society||
This morning, I had occasion to visit a blog based course site I have developed, for working with a church in the Caribbean. This is a sample of the stalking and vandalism I discovered there, from the hate site owner: xxx, the religious wacko who owns and runs this site, blames all the world’s ills, […]
|September 18, 2011||Posted by News under Culture, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, News|
Information tends to lessen anxiety even if it is bad news. As news gatherers know, before too long, more credible sources prevail over less credible ones.
She said it: Nancy Pearcey’s thoughtful article on how “Christianity is a Science-starter, not a Science-stopper”
|June 17, 2011||Posted by kairosfocus under academic freedom, Atheism, Christian Darwinism, Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Education, Ethics, Evolution, Expelled, Free Speech, ID Foundations, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Media, Philosophy, Religion, Science, science education, Society|
One of the most common objections to design thought is the idea that it is about the improper injection of the alien supernatural into the world of science. (That is itself based on a strawman misrepresentation of design thought, as was addressed here a few days ago.) However, there is an underlying root, a common […]
|June 9, 2011||Posted by DonaldM under Darwinism, Evolution, Eyes Rolling, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Science, Society|
Lest there be any lingering doubt about how far Darwinians might go in the enforcement of the dogma, it now appears that even beauty pageant contestants are not immune to consequences for failing to toe the Darwinian line. Contestants in this year’s Miss USA pageant are being asked questions about whether evolution should be taught […]
|March 8, 2011||Posted by PaV under Free Speech, Legal, Popular culture|
This is mildly off-topic. And I’m guilty of little bit (maybe a lot) of ‘venting’. But here’s a link to what has allegedly happened at Oregon State University. It appears that a scientist whose children are on their way to Ph’D’s at OSU are being thrown out of the Ph’D program (one has been there […]
|January 13, 2011||Posted by William Dembski under Darwinism, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Popular culture|
I was a big fan of Robert J. Ringer in the 1970s (author of the runaway bestseller WINNING THROUGH INTIMIDATION — which was not about learning to intimidate others but about preventing others from intimidating you — good information if you have to deal with Darwinists). In the 1980s Ringer became a champion of libertarianism, which […]
|April 10, 2010||Posted by Steve Fuller under Creationism, Education, Evolution, Expelled, Free Speech, Intelligent Design, Science, theistic evolution|
This is the title of an opinion piece that appears in the latest issue of the liberal-left weekly UK magazine, New Statesman. It is written by Michael Reiss, who 18 months ago was forced out of his position as director of communications at the Royal Society because he said that creationist and ID views should […]
|March 5, 2010||Posted by DonaldM under Climate change, Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Media, Science|
Today’s Fox News website had this little story, entitled Climate Scientists Plan to Hit Back at Skeptics. In the article, Stanford University climate researcher Paul R. Ehrlich had this to say about global warming skeptics: “Most of our colleagues don’t seem to grasp that we’re not in a gentlepersons’ debate, we’re in a street fight […]