Classic videos in support of design in the universe – for free

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Pod: Multiverse: Avoiding the evidence of design in our universe

Hey, we can avoid anything if we are determined, right?

Late nite vid: C.S. Lewis on mere liberty

You awake? Furnace off? Hot water yellowtaped? Wrap up warm and watch this.

How do cells stay organized?

Researchers: Organization is key to an efficient workplace, and cells are no exception to this rule.

More “I don’t like ID” stuff (this time from the Jewish tradition)

So guy doesn’t have any idea what he is talking about re intelligent design? Can trash it anyway with no penalty? Nice racket. Not sure how how it helps the mag.

Books of interest: Naturalist Daniel Dennett vs. Christian Alvin Plantinga

The one thing we can be sure of, on Dennett’ view, is that evidence doesn’t matter because our brains were, quite accidentally, shaped for fitness, not for truth (naturalism).

Christian profs continue to pummel guy who says universe shows design, in major news outlet

Metaxas was never supposed to say it where it matters. Just in venues where someone pays profs to yatter.

Theology: What ID is, is not

Intelligent design is not a Christian apologetic. Its ecumenical approach prevents defending a more specific position. (That is why there are so many non-Christians involved.)

Intelligent design 2.0? Huh?

I’ve been on this beat a long time. Never heard the term “intelligent design 2.0″ from an ID theorist. That alone would make me suspicious.

The search for “what sets humans apart” from chimpanzees is really a fake search

Because it is agreed in advance that the most likely conclusions are ruled out

National Public Radio: Ape babble hints at origins of human speech

She spent so much time with humans that she learned how to smoke cigarettes? [??!!] BAD Orang! bad! bad!

Why zebras are striped (this time we really MEAN it)

That makes sense. When it is warmer, one can be more reckless. Perhaps the costs of variation are reduced by the abundance of energy.

New species: Microbe breathes sulfate

That’s the thing about life. It seems to want to live, so always finds a way.

Researchers: Exo-planets more friendly than thought

YOU bet the farm on it. Send us a postcard.

Researchers: Early Earth was indeed “extremely oxygen-poor compared to today”

It may have had more methane and carbon dioxide.

WJM on Subjectivist Equivocations

The following is from William J. Murray: The problem inherent in arguments for subjective morality is often that those arguing for subjectivism employ terminology that is unavailable to their argument, such as X “is wrong” or “is immoral”. That phrasing obfuscates what the subjectivist must mean as opposed to what an objectivist means when they […]

Re Eric Metaxas: Religion profs attempt to take back their swell racket

The Christian philosophy elite seemingly cannot find enough enemy command posts to surrender to.

Is New Scientist channelling us? Dunno. We sure aren’t channelling them but…

Don’t know. It’s paywalled. By contrast, the article in Nature and our “Straighten up and fly right” responses are both free.

Lee Smolin wants to ditch the multiverse?

Gosh, and that won’t cost much. What must we pay to divorce something that doesn’t exist?

Stone tools drove human evolution, researchers say

Too bad this genuinely interesting stuff needs to be packaged in such a way as to pretend to provide a naturalist account of the origin of the human mind. It’s kind of like a built-in deformity.

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