Category: Intelligent Design
|July 15, 2016||Posted by News under Creationism, Intelligent Design, News|
Readers may vaguely remember Francis Collins’* colleague at BioLogos, Karl Giberson. In an expected pan review, he tells us: Dogged by controversy since its conception, the project overcame many challenges. Tax incentives were controversial, given the organization’s view on LGBT hiring. Raising funds was a problem, solved partially by Ham’s high-profile debate with Bill Nye, who […]
|July 14, 2016||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design|
gpuccio to materialist fideistic materialist dogmatist Matspirit: The only result of dogmatic anti-dogmatism is a new form of dogmatism.
|July 14, 2016||Posted by Barry Arrington under Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
Daniel King refuses to follow the evidence regarding the implications of biological semiotics, so Upright Biped asks him: Are you suggesting we dig up Alan Turing and test the need for a symbol system expressive enough to describe an interpreter for itself? Are you wanting to test von Neumann’s mathematical structure of self-replication, or the […]
|July 14, 2016||Posted by News under Design inference, Intelligent Design|
A clip from Flight: The genius of birds “Avian flight requires a cause that’s able to visualize a distant endpoint and bring together everything necessary to achieve that endpoint. Only intelligence is capable of that kind of causal process.” Paul Nelson, Philosopher of Biology More. At dusk on a winter evening in southern England a […]
|July 14, 2016||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
From a review of Steve and Hillary Rose’s Can Neuroscience Change Our Minds? in Times Higher by Louise Whiteley, Whether or not you end up cheerleading for the book’s political agenda, its deconstruction of faulty claims about how neuroscience translates into the classroom is relevant to anyone interested in education. The authors tear apart the […]
|July 13, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy, Science, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology, Video|
In the next installment of videos from the AM-Nat conference, Jim LeMaster discusses Francis Bacon and David Hume, and shows their issues with teleological thinking in science, and why the arguments against analogies don’t measure up. We have a conference coming up in November focused on biology, and another in February focused on business and […]
|July 13, 2016||Posted by PaV under Darwinism, Evolution, Intelligent Design, News|
At Phys.Org there is an article describing the work of some scientists with the “chordate” Oikopleura dioica which does not have the genes for Retinoic Acid (RA), which all other chordates have. RA is a form of Vitamin A and is needed in the development of the heart. In this organism, the heart develops but […]
|July 13, 2016||Posted by Jonathan M under Intelligent Design|
This coming Saturday (July 16th), I am going to be hosting my weekly Apologetics Academy webinar session. This week, we are blessed to have German pro-ID paleontologist Dr. Günter Bechly presenting to us on the implications of the fossil record for neo-Darwinian evolution. The session begins at 8pm GMT (9pm Central Europe / 3pm EST / 2pm Central […]
|July 12, 2016||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design|
Over at Pharyngula, PZ Myers (who is a cladist) has written an entertaining but misguided post titled, Yes, you are a fish. In today’s post, I’ll argue that the key to classifying organisms correctly isn’t phylogeny, anatomy or genetics; it’s embryology. Only embryology can tell us something specific about an organism’s past and present characteristics, […]
|July 11, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
Here is the next video from the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference. In this video, Jonathan Bartlett describes how, at least in principle, one can model non-naturalistic causes mathematically.
|July 11, 2016||Posted by News under Darwinism, Evolution, Intelligent Design|
Recently, one of our star commenters, Sandwalk’s Larry Moran, mooted that the Royal Society meeting on assessing where we are with evolution maybe should be cancelled. Then he said he doesn’t want it to be cancelled but “they may cancel the meeting because the IDiots and the kooks are gloating about destroying evolution.” We hadn’t heard […]
|July 11, 2016||Posted by News under Ecology, Intelligent Design, News|
From ScienceDaily: It turns out that forests in the Andean and western Amazonian regions of South America break long-understood rules about how ecosystems are put together, according to new research. … They discovered that the leaf economics of forests are not as straightforward as scientists once believed. “We found that Andean and Amazonian forests have […]
|July 11, 2016||Posted by Barry Arrington under Adminstrative, Intelligent Design|
Long time UD contributor Gil Dodgen has died. From here: A small episode from Gil Dodgen’s life might help you understand the sort of person he was: Picture a homeless kitten, lost and confused in Southern California traffic. A man sees her, stops his car in the middle of the street and rescues her, starting […]
|July 9, 2016||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Mind, Neuroscience, News|
Readers may remember Lehrer from a 2012 uproar around his making up Dylan quotes, The truth losing its facts From a review of Jonah Lehrer’s new Book about Love by Jennifer Senior at New York Times: In retrospect — and I am hardly the first person to point this out — the vote to excommunicate […]
|July 9, 2016||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Origin Of Life|
Here: More. He advises hi audience to depart if they are looking for simple solutions to the orgin of life problem. Here at YouTube: See also: Professor James Tour points the way forward for intelligent design (Vincent Torley) and What we know and don’t know about the origin of life Follow UD News at Twitter!
|July 8, 2016||Posted by Jonathan M under Intelligent Design|
I thought readers might be interested in this recent conversation I had with Scottish apologist David Robertson (of the SOLAS Centre for Public Christianity) in Dundee, Scotland, on God and science. Enjoy!
|July 8, 2016||Posted by News under Information, Intelligent Design, News|
From reader Gutman Levitan: I am a computer scientists and communications engineer with “unlikely” interests in nature of information and information in the nature. The interest stems basically from my research in applied AI. That was decades ago in the Soviet Union but only recently I was able to concentrate on the issues. More. From […]
|July 7, 2016||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, Science, Society|
From Jeffrey Guhin at Slate: First, experts usually don’t know nearly as much as they think they do. Experts often get it wrong, thanks to their inherently irrational brains that, through overconfidence, bubbles of like-minded thinkers, or just wanting to believe their vision of the world can be true, mislead us and misinterpret information. Rationality […]
|July 5, 2016||Posted by vjtorley under Evolution, Intelligent Design|
PZ Myers is incensed at the publication of a Bible tract by Ray Comfort, who argues that it’s just as absurd to believe that the human body evolved by chance as it is to believe that chance processes could generate a can of Coke, such as the one pictured above (public domain image, courtesy of […]
|July 5, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy, Science, Video|
In this presentation from the AM-Nat conference, Mario Lopez points out the possibility that design itself may be able to serve as a neutral descriptor of what counts as science, where here “design” serves as a general description, not necessarily Intelligent Design.