Category: Top Ten ID stories

Top Ten Darwin and Design books for 2009: #1

The biggest news, in my view, is that there is even a Top Ten. I myself cannot keep up with all the people who want me to look at their intelligent design projects. It’s not that I don’t care, but I am only one little old hack, and there are only so many hours in […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #2

(Note: These are the key books, not science or media news. The Top Ten Darwin and Design Science News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments are here, the Top Ten Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments on the latter are here. Also, to get the links, […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #3

(Note re posting to Uncommon Descent Contest 21: There was a problem posting entry comments when the contest was announced Saturday, so this contest has been reposted: Go here to enter. All previous entries will be judged, so no need to repost. Go here to view contest.) 3. Seeking God in Science: An Atheist Defends […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #4

(Note: These are the key books, not science or media news. The Top Ten Darwin and Design Science News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments are here, the Top Ten Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments on the latter are here. Also, to get the links, […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #5

some have assumed it was Le Fanu who complained. I do not know, but the article is back up now, with a comment from Le Fanu, so I assume this is a minor happy ending. Libel law reform in Britain would be a major happy ending. more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #6

You have heard enough publicly funded nonsense. Why not hear some sense? (Note: These are the key books, not science or media news. The Top Ten Darwin and Design Science News Stories for 2009 are here, the Top Ten Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments on the latter […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #7

(Note: These are the key books, not science or media news. The Top Ten Darwin and Design Science News Stories for 2009 are here, the Top Ten Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments on the latter are here. Also, to get the links, you must go here.) My […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #8

(Note: These are the key books, not science or media news. The Top Ten Darwin and Design Science News Stories for 2009 are here, the Top Ten Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments on the latter are here. Also, to get the links, you must go here.) My […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 #9

(Note: These are the key books, not science or media news. The Top Ten Darwin and Design Science News Stories for 2009 are here,  the Top Ten Darwin and Design Media News Stories for 2009 are here, and my comments on the latter are here. Also, to get the links, you must go here.) My […] more

Top Ten books to read on the intelligent design controversy, 2009 # 10

Here, Access Research Network has published the Top Ten Darwin and Design Resources for 2009. Most interesting. As executive director Dennis Wagner comments, “I would never have predicted that an atheist would name a book about intelligent design as one of the top books of 2009, while another atheist would write a book defending intelligent […] more

Top Ten intelligent design news stories for 2009

I have appended comments to these stories, chosen by a vote among knowledgeable people. Please note that this year, the stories were divided into science and media and culture, as there was too much happening to keep the two lists together any more. So I will only comment on the media stories and leave the […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #1

1. Texas Requires Critical Analysis of Evolution. In a huge victory for those who favor teaching the scientific evidence for and against evolution, the Texas State Board of Education voted in March 2009 to require students to “critique” and examine “all sides of scientific evidence” and specifically required students to “analyze and evaluate” the evidence […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #2

2. Louisiana Implements Academic Freedom Act. The Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education (BESE) voted unanimously on January 15, 2009 to adopt rules implementing the Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), the landmark academic freedom bill passed the previous summer. The Louisiana Darwin-lobby didn’t give up, and it was not until September, 2009 that rules […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #3

3. Polls Show that Americans Overwhelmingly Support Academic Freedom in Evolution Education. A nationwide Zogby poll taken in January 2009 indicates that support for the freedom to teach the controversy about Darwinian evolution cuts across religion, party affiliation, political ideology, and educational levels. A large majority of respondents (80%) agree that teachers and students should […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #4

4. The Darwin Bicentennial Bust. One of the biggest media stories of 2009 was actually a non-story. Apart from the special issues of several science magazines and a couple TV programs celebrating the Darwin’s 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the publication of his theory, there was little true public adulation of Darwin. Some […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #5

Let’s say, we remove ten scientists from the top 50 because they have politically incorrect opinions (as Darwin certainly did). With whom will we replace them? Ten scientists we had formerly thought to be lesser achievers. This is the classic recipe for the mediocrity in which all politically correct systems crash land. more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #6

6. California Science Center Sued over Cancellation of Darwin’s Dilemma Film Showing. Amid allegations that they were pressured by colleagues at the Smithsonian Institution, the University of Southern California, the Huntington Library and elsewhere, California Science Center cancelled the October 25th IMAX showing of Darwin’s Dilemma, then refused to disclose public documents in the matter. […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #7

7. Michael Behe Expelled from Bloggingheads. On August 26, 2009, an interview between John McWhorter and Michael Behe about Behe’s recent book Edge of Evolution [- which discussed limits to Darwinian evolution -] appeared on bloggingheads.tv. Within hours the interview disappeared with this message “from” McWhorter posted by the administrator: “John McWhorter feels, with regret, […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #8

8. Federal Court Dismisses Evolutionist Lawsuit in Texas. A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit on March 31, 2009 by a former Texas state science curriculum director, Chris Comer, who alleged that she was illegally fired for sending out an e-mail about a lecture criticizing those who want to teach alternatives to evolution in science classes. […] more

Access Research Network’s top ten media-related intelligent design stories for 2009 #9

9. Ben Stein Expelled from the University of Vermont. Actor, TV host, and economist Ben Stein, who hosted the 2008 film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, learned firsthand in February 2009 what it feels like to be “expelled.” Apologizing for inviting gifted actor and writer Ben Stein to be commencement speaker at the University of Vermont, […] more

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