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Posted on 03/13/2007 12:35:30 PM PDT by truthfinder9
Intelligent Design Scientists Will Showcase Evidence Challenging Evolution at Knoxville Conference
KNOXVILLE What is intelligent design and what scientific evidence supports it? Why is it so controversial? How does it differ from Darwins theory of evolution? Is there a purpose to the universe? What new scientific facts are turning evolutionary theories upside down? This one-day conference will answer these and other intriguing questions.
The emerging scientific theory of intelligent design is a hot topic at universities and research institutions around the world, and is now the focus of a day-long conference called Darwin vs. Design, coming to the Knoxville Convention Center on March 24th.
Join The New York Times bestselling author Lee Strobel and a panel of scientists and experts at the Darwin vs. Design Conference as they explain the evidence for Darwins theory of evolution and the emerging scientific theory of intelligent design Saturday, March 24th.
Featured speakers include:
-Lee Strobel, journalist and bestselling author of The Case for a Creator.
-Dr. Stephen Meyer, Director, Center for Science and Culture (CSC) at Discovery Institute, and co-editor of Darwinism, Design, and Public Education
-Dr. Michael Behe, Lehigh University biochemist and author of the bestselling book Darwin's Black Box: The Biochemical Challenge to Evolution, and CSC senior fellow
-Dr. Jay Richards, co-author of The Privileged Planet, and CSC senior fellow
Attendees will interact with intelligent design scientists and philosophers whose discoveries in cosmology, biology, physics, and DNA present astonishing scientific evidence that is overturning the evolutionary thinking of the past. Conference goers will hear firsthand the astounding implications these discoveries are having on our society, our politics and our culture.
The conference is $55 for General Admission and $5 for Students and teachers (with valid school ID at time of admission). Advance purchase group rates are also available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Purchase tickets online at www.ticketweb.com (use key word Darwin). For more information visit our website at www.darwinvsdesign.com.
It's a press release. Which are allowed. Nice try though.
Actually, both of you are embracing obscurity over clarity.
Pons and Fleischmann were rejected by the scientific community -- would you compare them to Copernicus and Galileo as well? Every fraud and huckster will love this comparison.
But not by scientists of their day (of whom there were pitifully few). Those who decried Galileo and Copernicus were churchmen who were afraid of what their findings would mean for the Biblically-based order they'd established.
This is "What That means"
The following is from UNITED STATES HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM; December 2006
INTOLERANCE AND THE POLITICIZATION OF SCIENCE AT THE SMITHSONIAN
SMITHSONIANS TOP OFFICIALS PERMIT THE DEMOTION AND HARASSMENT OF SCIENTIST SKEPTICAL OF DARWINIAN EVOLUTION
Major findings of this staff investigation include:
Officials at the Smithsonians National Museum of Natural History created a hostile work environment intended to force Dr. Sternberg to resign his position as a Research Associate in violation of his free speech and civil rights. There issubstantial, credible evidence of efforts to abuse and harass Dr. Sternberg, including punitively targeting him for investigation in order to supply a pretext for dismissing him, and applying to him regulations and restrictions not imposed on other researchers. Given the factual record, the Smithsonians pro-forma denials of discrimination are unbelievable. Indeed, NMNH officials explicitly acknowledged in emails their intent to pressure Sternberg to resign because of his role in the publication of the Meyer paper and his views on evolution. On September 13, 2004, Dr. Jonathan Coddington, chair of the zoology department, wrote to crustacean curator Dr. Rafael Lemaitre that he could not find a legal basis for terminating Sternberg, but added: I suppose we could call him on the phone and verbally ask him to do the right thing and resign?3 A few hours later, Dr. Lemaitre responded that a face to face meeting or at least a you are welcome to leave or resign call with this individual, is in order.4 Finally, in an email on October 6, 2004, Dr. Coddington (in his capacity as Dr. Sternbergs supervisor) stated that he was planning to meet with Dr. Sternberg to convey the message that if he had any class he would either entirely desist or resign his appointment.5 Clearly, the NMNH management was trying to make Dr. Sternbergs life at the Museum as difficult as possible and encourage him to leave, since they knew they had no legal grounds to dismiss him.
These are some of the "FACTS" that some people would rather not deal with.
Interesting. Could one not say that these guys are attempting to fight the Evolution establishment?
By the church, correct?! To support religious doctrine, the church and true believers attacked the scientists talking about observed fact.
Yes, I do see the similarity now!
The ID movement *has* presented their evidence. So far, that evidence not been even remotely persuasive.
> The emerging scientific theory of intelligent design ...
Anybody know if they've got a testable, potentially falsifiable hypothesis to go with that yet?
Or is it still in the same place as the department of astrology?
Kindly note that no actual research was described in Meyer's article -- it had no more place in a Smithsonian journal than a volleyball column would. Somehow, the Institute didn't like that! The horror!
No all ID scientists are morons. Young Earth CREATIONISTS are. The straw man is that you cannot believe in the Christian God ID concept unless you believe the Earth is 10,000 years old and the Bible is 100% fact.
Methodological naturalism subsumed under, or compressed into, Darwin's name. This conference will treat of philosophical underpinnings taken up by people of various faiths.
If I see a cardboard box am I being scientific or unscientific if I say it has the appearance of design? Even if an intellectual entity designed and built that box, I could say the intellect has the appearance of intelligent design, too. But I would be speaking philosophically.
So it comes down to appearance vs. substance. The substance of science is information (evidence) that cannot be interpreted apart from intelligent design.
Every thread these guys come with the same silly prattle. Every thread, someone has to laboriously explain to them the meaning of "theory" in science, and then they run along only to troll on the next crevo thread. This is as tiresome as it is inane.
While I disagree vehemently with the YE concept of ID and think it is a political cancer, I did not mean to suggest that all ID scientists are morons. I was refering to the "oxymoron" comment. I apologize.
ten bucks says that they get up say something along the lines of "We have proof of ID right here...And hold up a bible" and walk out. Will refunds be given for the $55 entry fee, or is that simply considered tithing?
For starters, that the natural world is vastly more complicated than the Darwinists tried to tell us.
They are challenging Sacred Darwinian Dogma. Speak not with them, nor have intercourse with them, cast them into outer darkness, before the Holy Paradigm be defiled. The Prophet Dawkins hath spoken unto thee.
There's no business like show business.
What was that saying about a fool and his money?