|July 24, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Atheism, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Laws, Religion, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
Carpathian, sadly but predictably, in the face of remonstrance has continued his attempts to support ghettoising, stigmatising and silencing the voice of the Christian in public; making himself a poster-child of a clear and present danger to liberty in our time. For example: >>Religious activities should all be private. Any prospects for religious conversion should […]
|July 21, 2015||Posted by kairosfocus under Ethics, Laws, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Philosophy, Science, worldview issues/foundations and society|
SB is one of UD’s treasures, who often puts up gems as comments. Accordingly, I headline his current response to Mung on laws of (human) nature: _______________ >>Mung SB, Can you explain why the natural moral law requires a lawgiver? ETA: I don’t believe in natural laws, I believe in natures/essences. So keep that in […]
|April 24, 2015||Posted by News under Animal minds, Intelligent Design, Laws, Mind, News|
Like Dracula it can’t really die, as it is culturally needed.* So it just keeps rising from the grave. Evidence is irrelevant. In the context of giving apes human rights instead of protection, we read: We share about 99% of our DNA with chimpanzees and it has been argued this makes ape experimenters 99% as […]
|October 7, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Laws, News|
One of the most enduring puzzles in political philosophy and constitutional theory?
|May 7, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under academic freedom, Biology, Constitution, Courts, Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Education, Evolutionary biology, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal, science education|
Slate.com is all upset that repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008 was was rejected yet again in a 3-2 vote in the State Senate. 19 year old Rice University Student Zack Kopplin has been leading the charge to get this “outrage” done away with once and for all, with help from the […]
|December 15, 2012||Posted by kairosfocus under Constitution, Culture, Ethics, Laws, News, Off Topic, Popular culture, Society||
Yesterday was a hard day, even for those like me who were quite late to the news. We woke up here to the news on BBC — a Caribbean tradition — that someone in China had attacked a classroom with a knife of some kind and had slashed twenty-two children. This, in a country where […]
|April 29, 2012||Posted by News under Atheism, Laws, News|
“Atheism refers to the affirmative belief that there is no god, and that ultimate questions of morality and purpose can be answered using the scientific method.”
|February 24, 2012||Posted by News under Courts, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Laws, News|
The design folk will inherit science because the no-design folk are into multiverses now. Just as a boy inherits the business because his brother is in chronic crack rehab.
|January 30, 2012||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, Laws, News|
vs. “Some lies just have to be told.”
|January 30, 2012||Posted by News under Laws, News, science education|
To judge from its length and detail, the assembly could pass the bill as an alternative to reading it.
|December 11, 2011||Posted by News under Culture, Intelligent Design, Laws, Neuroscience, News|
And the motive is seizing control of social systems that we are told “aren’t working.”
|August 25, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Laws, News|
So now we come to the key question: Is the floor trade world a natural outcome of human behaviour, into which some men and a much smaller proportion of women fit? Yes, probably.
|August 18, 2011||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Laws|
Wu, alas, is probably misled by determinist claims about human life being governed by this or that law. There is no such law. Patterns, yes, and some are predictable. No pattern except decay and eventual death is a law.
|July 11, 2011||Posted by O'Leary under Courts, Culture, Laws, Religion|
Warmup act: The sky is falling. In “From The Kentucky ‘Ark Park’ To Back-Door Creationist Legislation, Religious Right Forces Are Demanding State Support Of Fundamentalist Dogma, Rob Boston (Americans United for the Separation of Church and State Newsletter, July/August 2011) dispenses with nuances, Attacking evolution means big money for the Religious Right. In Kentucky, a […]
|January 15, 2010||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Cambrian explosion, Constitution, Courts, Culture, Darwinism, Education, Ethics, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Free Speech, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal, Media, Science|
Apparently round two of the controversy over the California’s Science Center’s cancellation of Darwin’s Dilemma is getting ready to take place. This was reported and discussed here back in October, as well as here and here in December. Now, a California State Senator is calling the constitutionality of the censorship into question.
|October 12, 2009||Posted by DLH under Constitution, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Laws, Philosophy, Religion, Science|
O’Reilly told Dawkins” you insist you can’t even mention it, that is fascism, sir. Was he right? Is it constitutional/scientific to insist that only materialistic evolution can be taught? See: O’Reilly vs. Atheist Author Richard Dawkins O’REILLY: . . . It’s not fair to leave it out of the science class if the science class […]
|May 2, 2009||Posted by DLH under Comp. Sci. / Eng., Global Warming, Intelligent Design, Laws, Science|
Nicola Scafetta has demonstrated that Diffusion Entropic Analysis can identify physical phenomena underlying complex time series, including non-Gaussian Levy and other series. This appears an important development in detecting complex physical phenomena resulting in time series measurements. Scafetta’s work promises to be important in detecting and distinguishing Complex Specified Information from natural complex phenomena. e.g. […]
|March 7, 2009||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Chemistry, Constitution, Culture, Darwinism, Laws, Legal, Philosophy, Religion, Science|
Back in January I posted this comment to ask what is science’s “rightful place.” Now it seems we’re getting a clearer picture of the answer as far as the President is concerned. Fox News is reporting that President Obama to issue an executive order on Monday that would lift the restrictions on embryonic stem cell […]
|July 10, 2008||Posted by Mario A. Lopez under Constitution, Courts, Creationism, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Expelled, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal, Religion, Science|
Published online 9 July 2008 | Nature 454, 150 (2008) A former Texas official is suing the state’s education agency, saying that its policies passively endorse creationism. In a complaint filed with a district court on 1 July, Christina Comer, a former director of state science education, alleged that officials tacitly condone the teaching of […]
|July 8, 2008||Posted by scordova under Constitution, Courts, Creationism, Education, Evolution, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal|
Congratulations to Roddy Bullock for having his first column, Judge says creationism for the birds, published in Worldnet Daily. Roddy is head of the Intelligent Design Network in Ohio. Roddy references Bill Dembski’s Immodest Proposal But there is another option, a brilliant solution if evolution’s defenders have any integrity. Put forth by author William Dembski, […]