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Opening day of ResearchID website

Today is the opening day of the http://researchid.org website. Readers are invited to visit it. Here is a letter from the founder:

The intelligent design community needs dynamic and interactive websites where professionals and students can gain valuable information about ID, and at the same time contribute their own knowledge and information to the site. Today is the grand opening of just such a synergistic website called ResearchID.org. To fulfill this need for vibrant interaction, ResearchID.org is a knowledgebase compiling and synthesizing research on intelligent design.

The research in the knowledgebase covers fields ranging from computer science and bioinformatics, to physics and cosmology. ResearchID.org is investigating topics such as using ID as a heuristic for developing new scientific research. They have also begun working on the Catalog of Fundamental Facts, which was suggested by David Berlinski and William Dembski. There is plenty of biographical information, a glossary of ID jargon, and more.

ResearchID.org is more than just a static database of information. Anyone can register (free) and contribute, so it is also a springboard for new research schemes, a clearing house for information, and a dynamic community where you’re encouraged to bring your ideas to fruition. Peruse the information, or better yet, join the team by participating. This is a crucial time for intelligent design research, and you can be a part of the vanguard right now!

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8 Responses to Opening day of ResearchID website

  1. Bravo!

    Excellent site. Joseph has done some great work in putting together a framework for positive research and discussion. This site should ‘evolve’ – or should that be ‘intelligently progress’ ;) – into a serious resource for anyone wanting to further study ID and contribute. A springboard for budding ID proffessors not wanting to blow their tenure all in one go. The internet will be to evolution what Nelson Mandela was to Apartheid. Our long walk to freedom!

  2. ditto. Excellent site. The site looks very similar to wikipedia, did it evolve by random mutation and selection from wikipedia, or was intelligent design involved. :) I hope there will be enough professional reviewers to monitor the site. You know the Darwinian Trojan Horse thing. :D

  3. Teleologist–

    ID was certainly involved. ;) We do have plenty of reviewers. Our biggest concern is actually spam, not coherent dissent. Here are some of the more or less substantive contributions of our anti-ID members at ResearchID.org:

    Ex. #1
    Ex. #2
    Ex. #3

  4. Hi, JosephCCampana. You wrote: “Here are some of the more or less substantive contributions of our anti-ID members at ResearchID.org”

    I’m not understanding the point you’re making here, Joseph. Those “more or less substantive contributions” are at about the level of the posts I typically read on Panda’s Thumb (on the rare occasions when I bother).

    Are you using sarcasm? If so, would you mind conveying your message in a more straightforward way, so that somewhat obtuse individuals like me can get it? Are these examples of the spam you’re concerned about? How are your reviewers addressing comments like these? I would value reading coherent dissent, too, but frankly am not interested in wasting my time with crap like this. (I hope ResearchID.org won’t end up being as droll as Panda’s Thumb!)

    Thank you.

  5. Lutepisc –

    Are you using sarcasm?

    Yes, but more like cynicism. :)

    If so, would you mind conveying your message in a more straightforward way, so that somewhat obtuse individuals like me can get it?

    The straightforward point: Myself and the other site admins are keeping the closest eye on the contributions.

    Are these examples of the spam you’re concerned about?

    Yes.

    How are your reviewers addressing comments like these?

    The content management platform of ResearchID.org (MediaWiki) is the equivalent of an army, navy, air force, and marine multiplex to deal with spammers. There are many built in safeguards, security features, IP tracking, user and IP blocking capabilities, etc.

    I would value reading coherent dissent, too, but frankly am not interested in wasting my time with crap like this.

    Agreed.

    I hope ResearchID.org won’t end up being as droll as Panda’s Thumb!

    Trust me, it will never be anything like it. Our content and discussion has a unique and absolute focus on the theoretical and scientific issues. Personal attacks and ad hominem’s are strictly forbidden.

    Lutepisc, I noticed you are a registered user at our site. I look forward to researching with you.

  6. Joseph, you’ve done a great job with the website, and I believe you’ll keep doing a great job. I see the site as crucial to the advancement of ID, and I’ve looked forward to its coming online.

    Lutepisc, I noticed you are a registered user at our site. I look forward to researching with you.

    What!?! There’s another “Lutepisc” already?? I thought that would be a novel handle, and I’m chagrined to learn that it’s been copied!

    :-)

  7. In order to access researchid.org from Spain, with ftp it is required an username and password. Otherway, with http://, this is the content of the page:
    Index of /

    .ftpquota
    cgi-bin/

    And I can not access to those links.

    Say me how to use the resource.

    Thanks.

  8. EnSantiago,

    Welcome to UD. I think I know who you are. Unfortunately I don’t know how to use the resource either. ResearchID might be dead.

    Sal

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