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  • Science's Blind Spot: The Unseen Religion of Scientific Naturalism

    07/16/2007 1:53:58 PM PDT · 1 of 41
    MatthewTan
  • Professor: 'Religion' behind tenure dispute

    07/16/2007 1:04:40 PM PDT · 29 of 29
    MatthewTan to stormer

    What biology are you talking about? Gonzalez’s work is about the cosmos, galaxies, solar systems, planets, Earth, and the possibility of biological life on Earth vs other planets, exo-planets, moons, etc.

  • 24 Observations on the Intelligent Design versus Macro Evolution debate

    07/07/2007 1:08:12 AM PDT · 2 of 55
    MatthewTan to MatthewTan

    Another paper by Pat Sullivan on his blog of July 4, 2007.
    Visit www.pro-science.com to keep yourself abreast about science and materialism, and the non-materialistic alternative.

    - from Pat Sullivan’s blog -

    Review of Dawkin’s Review of Behe’s “Edge of Evolution”

    Here is Dr. Dawkin’s review of Dr. Behe’s new book “The Edge of Evolution”. A quote from his review.

    Poster boy of creationists everywhere, he has cut himself adrift from the world of real science.

    Exactly my point in my post here in number 2 and 3... Always say ID scientists are creationists and always say they are not real scientists. In other words, demean them which is my point number 1.

    Here is a review of Dawkin’s review written by Logan Gage. A quote from this review.

    Dawkins is a master of rhetoric. Only he could take a clear example of intelligently designed evolution (dog breeding) and offer it as a convincing “proof” of Darwinian evolution.

    Here is another review of his review appearing on the blog “Uncommon Descent” A snippet from this review,

    But where Dawkins lacks in substance, he more than makes up for it in form. Dawkins cunningly avoided dealing squarely with the facts, and rather chose to resort to veiled ad hominems and arguments from authority. For Dawkins, this only makes sense because, as one of Dawkins loyal cohorts in Canada, Larry Moran, aptly said, “it’s going to be a challenge to refute Behe’s main claims”.

    Finally here are Behe’s own comments regarding a few other reviews of his new book. A quote from it.

    Yet he is unwilling or unable to engage my arguments. He spends the first third of his review, and parts thereafter, writing of young earth creationism, while stating somewhere in the middle that, oh yes, Behe is not a young earth creationist. He says that all those arguments of Darwin’s Black Box have certainly been refuted, without bothering with wearying details. And he regrets that there is more of the same pesky trivia in The Edge of Evolution: “we are still where we were with Darwin’s Black Box. The microworld is too complex to be a product of nature.” In fact, he never tells readers of the review what the book’s argument is. No sickle cell, no malaria, no nothing. Unfortunately, the review boils down to mere Darwinian posturing.

    Have a safe 4th of July!

  • 24 Observations on the Intelligent Design versus Macro Evolution debate

    07/07/2007 12:58:29 AM PDT · 1 of 55
    MatthewTan
    10,000 scientific papers on evolution?

    Good! Edge of Evolution by Michael Behe is happy to embrace all the micro-evolution from natural selection acting on random mutations. No big deal.

    Show us a good example of macro-evolution that came about through random mutations, and explain how you rule out intelligent design for the macro-evolution scientifically - and we will be more impressed.

  • Challenge the Darwinists to drop "design" word in biology!

    07/02/2007 10:50:58 PM PDT · 63 of 64
    MatthewTan to js1138

    “ID fails to ask when the act of design occurred, when it was implemented; it fails to ask what the motives, capabilities and limitations of the designer might be. In other words, it simply stops asking questions.”

    When the act of design happens is irrelevant to the detection of design. Just like when a murder is conceived in the mind.

    When the design is implemented: when you see the design in the fossil record.

    Capababilites and limitations of designer: philosophy and theology.

    Capababilites and limitations of chance+natural selection: omnipotence. In other words, nature-God. Nature-God has intruded into Science, by generous permission of Nature-God scientists.

    “it simply stops asking questions” - it asks a lot of questions natural-selection does not ask. Darwinists called DNA that does not code for proteins “junk”, the human appendix, coccyx, tonsils, etc. vestigial leftovers from evolution.

    Intelligent design asks: what are the functions.

    Darwinists say everything arrives by omnipotent Nature-God.

    Everything by Nature-God - and stop asking!

    Everything by chance - and stop asking!

  • Challenge the Darwinists to drop "design" word in biology!

    07/02/2007 10:24:27 PM PDT · 62 of 64
    MatthewTan to Ichneumon

    Design has a cause.

    Design is either intelligence-caused, or non-intelligence-caused (Darwinism, natural selection, blind causes). Exhaustively mutually exclusive categories.

    It is either-or. Read in context.

    You obviously do not know about the debate, or you pretend not to know.

  • Challenge the Darwinists to drop "design" word in biology!

    07/02/2007 10:23:05 PM PDT · 61 of 64
    MatthewTan to TINS

    Design has a cause.

    Design is either intelligence-caused, or non-intelligence-caused (Darwinism, natural selection, blind causes). Exhaustively mutually exclusive categories.

    It is either-or. Read in context.

    You obviously do not know about the debate, or you pretend not to know.

    All name-callers, Get lost!

  • Pro-Darwin Biology Professor...Supports Teaching Intelligent Design

    06/23/2007 11:55:13 PM PDT · 70 of 1,635
    MatthewTan to jdhighness

    You are on the wrong track.

    The issue is not evolution vs creation. It is unintelligent natural forces vs intelligence.

    Read, http://groups.yahoo.com/group/catholicact/message/7763

    So, ask the question:
    Is evolution driven by blind natural forces, or by intelligence?

    Similarly, the question can be asked: is creation done by blind natural forces or by intelligence?

    Eg. the creation or evolution of your computer.

  • Challenge the Darwinists to drop "design" word in biology!

    06/23/2007 11:45:39 PM PDT · 1 of 64
    MatthewTan
  • "Intelligent Design" Denies Dr. Gonzalez of University Tenure

    05/20/2007 11:55:30 PM PDT · 13 of 13
    MatthewTan to gcruse
    When have I ever said that I don't believe in what? I believe in angels of God. They could be the "aliens" giving us messages detectable by some physical or spiritual processes. Read this about detection of intelligence in DNA and protein structure.

    Complex Specified Information - It’s not that hard to understand

    Support Gonzalez. Support academic freedom. The Privileged Planet;Observational Astronomy Combat materialism. Read more on ID

  • "Intelligent Design" Denies Dr. Gonzalez of University Tenure

    05/20/2007 8:45:22 AM PDT · 11 of 13
    MatthewTan to gcruse
    ID does not speculate about who the designer is. That's not within the scope of ID Science. ID is about detection about intelligence, just like SETI is detection about aliens.

    Support Gonzalez. Support academic freedom. The Privileged Planet;Observational Astronomy Combat materialism. Read more on ID

  • "Intelligent Design" Denies Dr. Gonzalez of University Tenure

    05/18/2007 10:44:16 PM PDT · 1 of 13
    MatthewTan
    The founders of modern science like Copernicus and Galileo and Kepler and Newton himself believed that the universe was the product of a mind, that it was intelligible to beings like ourselves because the universe itself was the product of an intelligent being.

    Intelligent Design asserts that the universe is more than matter and energy, that your intelligence is more than atoms and molecules and electrical waves.

    Intelligent Design asserts that we are in the era of matter+energy+intelligence.

    The distinguished French biologist Pierre Grasse says of DNA, "This intelligence is sine qua non of living things".

    Paul Davies, “Our ability to understand and discern the universe is a fundamental part of what makes the universe tick, so that we are linked into it. This isn’t just an accident, to be a trivial little byproduct; it is linked to the great cosmic scheme of things. Now, I have no idea how that linkage works, why it’s there, or anything of that sort, but I am very, very struck by the fact that we can understand the universe in such exquisite detail at such a deep level.”

    Logic and reason sustains the entire universe.

    This is not about any religion. It is about rationality in the universe. The physics and mathematical equations tell us so.

    ID is science just as materialism is science. If ID is not science, then materialism is not science and has to be banished from science classrooms. ID theorists have been discriminated and denied tenure.

    Read more about ID

    Read Gonzalez's works

    Support Gonzalez. Support academic freedom. Let the science of ID challenge the science of materialism.

  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/15/2007 8:35:52 PM PDT · 228 of 341
    MatthewTan to capitalist229; All
    "With the inefficient and dead code inherent in DNA, God must be a hacker."

    No one understands the DNA code. Yet everywhere we have people with the audacity to call the DNA "dead code", junk, or inefficient.

    Bill Gates and IBM engineers understand something about DNA. They are not the one to say DNA is dead code, junk code, or inefficient.

    The Darwinists need some software design and programming training. My service is available, at $300 /hour.

    Dr Gonzalez is not about biological evolution but about The Privileged Planet. The Earth. Dr Gonzalez co-authored a high-level-university astronomy textbook. Support Gonzalez. Buy copies ofThe Privileged Planet;Observational Astronomy for yourself and friends to combat rampant materialism. Read more on ID

  • Habitable Zone astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez denied tenure

    05/15/2007 8:34:54 PM PDT · 31 of 31
    MatthewTan to All
    Discovery Institute does not advocate teaching ID as science in schools. DI only advocates "Teach The Controversies" regarding evolution. In fact, DI advocates teaching more about evolution, not less.

    Darwinism is indeed a laughing stock. If cat is selected, natural selection wins. If mouse is selected, NS wins. If dog is selected, NS wins. If cat and mouse and dog are not selected, NS also wins. NS has no prediction value and is not Science.

    Materialism means your intelligence is no more than atoms and molecules and energy. ID means this universe consist of matter+energy+intelligence. DNA is information and is intelligence. Logic and reason - rationality - pervades the entire universe. ID seeks to study logic and reason in addition to matter and energy.

    ID is science just as materialism is science. If ID is not science, then materialism is not science and has to be banished from science classrooms. ID theorists have been discriminated and denied tenure.

    A search on "Guillermo Gonzalez astro" at Google Scholars show up 460 articles. Many of Dr. Gonzalez's articles are published in prestigious scientific journals. Dr Gonzalez is not about biological evolution but about Planet Earth. Support Gonzalez.

    Buy copies of The Privileged Planet. read and give to your friends to combat rampant materialism. Read more on ID

  • Habitable Zone astronomer Guillermo Gonzalez denied tenure

    05/15/2007 11:40:12 AM PDT · 30 of 31
    MatthewTan to All
    Discovery Institute does not advocate teaching ID as science in schools. DI only advocates "Teach The Controversies" regarding evolution. In fact, DI advocates teaching more about evolution, not less.

    Darwinism is indeed a laughing stock. If cat is selected, natural selection wins. If mouse is selected, NS wins. If dog is selected, NS wins. If cat and mouse and dog are not selected, NS also wins. NS has no prediction value and is not Science.

    Materialism means your intelligence is no more than atoms and molecules and energy. ID means this universe consist of matter+energy+intelligence. DNA is information and is intelligence. Logic and reason - rationality - pervades the entire universe. ID seeks to study logic and reason in addition to matter and energy.

    ID is science just as materialism is science. If ID is not science, then materialism is not science and has to be banished from science classrooms. ID theorists have been discriminated and denied tenure.

    A search on "Guillermo Gonzalez astro" at Google Scholars show up 460 articles. Many of Dr. Gonzalez's articles are published in prestigious scientific journals. Dr Gonzalez is not about biological evolution but about Planet Earth. Support Gonzalez.

    Buy copies of The Privileged Planet. read and give to your friends to combat rampant materialism. Read more on ID

  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/15/2007 11:39:28 AM PDT · 224 of 341
    MatthewTan to capitalist229; All
    How ridiculous for anyone to say DNA is inefficient or junk or dead code or whatever, when they don't even understand it. You should read what Bill Gates said about DNA! and what IBM is trying to understand about the Mathematics of DNA! (Just like they used to say the human eye is sub-optimal. False!) Dr Gonzalez is not about biological evolution but about The Privileged Planet. The Earth. Dr Gonzalez co-authored a high-level-university astronomy textbook. Support Gonzalez. Buy copies of The Privileged Planet;Observational Astronomy for yourself and friends to combat rampant materialism. Read more on ID
  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/15/2007 2:29:28 AM PDT · 212 of 341
    MatthewTan to GodGunsGuts; All
    A search on "Guillermo Gonzalez astro" at Google Scholars show up 460 articles. Many of Dr. Gonzalez's articles are published in prestigious scientific journals. Dr Gonzalez is not about biological evolution but about Planet Earth. Support Gonzalez. Buy copies of The Privileged Planet read and give to your friends to combat rampant materialism. Read more on ID
  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/15/2007 2:29:17 AM PDT · 211 of 341
    MatthewTan to GodGunsGuts
    Darwinism is indeed a laughing stock. If cat is selected, natural selection wins. If mouse is selected, NS wins. If dog is selected, NS wins. If cat and mouse and dog are not selected, NS also wins. NS has no prediction value and is not Science. Dr Gonzalez is not about biological evolution but about Planet Earth. Support Gonzalez. Buy copies of The Privileged Planet read and give to your friends to combat rampant materialism. Read more on ID
  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/15/2007 2:29:08 AM PDT · 210 of 341
    MatthewTan to Coyoteman
    ID is science just as materialism is science. If ID is not science, then materialism is not science and has to be banished from science classrooms. ID theorists have been discriminated and denied tenure. Support Gonzalez. Buy copies of The Privileged Planet read and give to your friends to combat rampant materialism. Read more on ID
  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/15/2007 2:28:56 AM PDT · 209 of 341
    MatthewTan to gondramB
    ID predicts that most DNA are not junk.

    ID predicts that the Earth is designed for life, esp. human life, and is so situated in Galaxy for scientific Discovery Support Gonzalez. Buy copies of The Privileged Planet and give to your friends to strengthen their faith in God, and to win over the materialistic-minded.

    ID predicts that the so-called bad designs in Biology are actually superb designs, eg. the human eye.

    ID predicts there will built-in redundancy in the genes and DNA for contingency

    ID predicts that IC parts never evolve into IC bio-system

    Learn more about ID Support Gonzalez

  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/14/2007 9:59:53 AM PDT · 175 of 341
    MatthewTan to Coyoteman
    "positive scientific alternative to materialistic scientific theories"

    Either login_and_reason or pure materialism. Pure materialism means even your intelligence is nothing but atoms and molecules. ID is anti-materialistic. ID recognises that the universe consists of matter+energy+intelligence. ID is not religion, but it is CONSONANT with religion. Materialism is anti-religion. If materialism is science, so is ID. If ID is not science, so is materialism. THIS IS FAIR. Dr. Gonzalez's work has nothing much about biological evolution. It is about The Privileged Planet - Earth's privileged position in the universe to support life and to enable scientific discovery. Learn about ID

  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/14/2007 9:47:44 AM PDT · 173 of 341
    MatthewTan to All; Coyoteman
    Australopithecines disputed by primate experts long ago Most likely, the Australopithecines are extinct Gorilla-like apes. Human Ancestor called "Lucy" might be a Gorilla Anyway, there are ID Evolutionists, and there are ID Creationists. You are quite ignorant about ID. I suggest you educate yourself about ID. Support academic freedom! Support Gonzalez. Buy copies of his books and give to your friends! Support Dr. Gonzalez. Buy copies of his books and give to your friends!
  • Proponent of Intelligent Design Denied Tenure by ISU

    05/13/2007 7:55:51 PM PDT · 120 of 341
    MatthewTan to All
    We are witnessing one case after another of discrimination and suppression of free thinking.

    Support academic freedom!
    Support Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez!
    Support oppressed ID scientists!
    http://www.elearningstreams.com/origins/Gonzalez.html

    The book “The Privileged Planet”:
    http://www.elearningstreams.com/origins/Gonzalez.html