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  • Dembski Exam [IDer Dembski promotes Alinski!]

    08/10/2009 8:52:29 AM PDT · by antiRepublicrat · 12 replies · 628+ views ^ | August 8, 2009 | Richard Dawkins
    Thanks to Baron Scarpia for alerting us to this website, which outlines the rigorous academic standards [Quote-miners, please note: this is sarcasm] which William Dembski’s students have to achieve in his courses on Intelligent Design and Christian Apologetics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary: If you follow the links, you will see that it is full of gems: we won’t spoil them for you by flagging them all up, but – just to whet your appetite – you will notice that, at both undergrad and masters level, there are courses for which 20% of the final marks come from having...
  • Calling Ronald Wetherington’s Bluffs About Human Evolution (Texas Board of Ed. Testimony)

    04/11/2009 10:22:27 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 75 replies · 1,789+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | April 9, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    Texas Hold ’Em Part III: Calling Ronald Wetherington’s Bluffs About Human Evolution in His January Texas State Board of Education Testimony As a final installment in my “Texas Hold ‘Em” series calling the bluffs of Texas evolutionists, I’d like to highlight one section from Discovery Institute’s rebuttal to Ronald Wetherington’s Testimony before the Texas State Board of Education (TSBOE). Wetherington, who is a professor of anthropology at SMU, testified extensively to the TSBOE about human evolution, his area of expertise. Wetherington stated regarding human origins that we have “arguably the most complete sequence of fossil succession of any mammal in...
  • Darwin Believers Hide Fears of Intelligent Design Behind a Wall of Denial and Ridicule

    02/12/2009 9:00:33 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies · 858+ views
    U.S. News and World Report ^ | February 12, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    Most Darwinists involved in the public debate today have one, and only one goal: To stifle free debate on this subject and thereby discourage you, the public, from scrutinizing the scientific evidence for yourself. Over the years, Darwinists have evolved a variety of strategies to accomplish these goals. We see each of these strategies in play in the op-eds and comments by Darwinists in this present forum on U.S. News and World Report. I'll discuss how my opponents on this forum use the strategies of (1) Ridicule, Demonization, and Character Assassination; (2) Equating Darwin-Skeptics with Religion; (3) Persecute Darwin-Skeptics; and...
  • Washington Co. school board candiates discuss intelligent design, uniforms

    10/18/2008 3:41:35 PM PDT · by Soliton · 7 replies · 349+ views
    The Herald-Mail ^ | ERIN CUNNINGHAM
    WASHINGTON COUNTY — Jan Kochansky of Keedysville and his wife both are scientists and believe schools should not integrate creationism or intelligent design concepts into science education in Washington County Public Schools. With grandchildren attending local schools, Kochansky said the couple has a personal interest in science curriculum. “Evolution should be taught,” he said. “It’s the basic unifying framework for all of biology.” Kochansky responded to a request by The Herald-Mail to pose a question to the eight candidates running for four open seats on the seven-member Washington County Board of Education. Candidates discuss their thoughts on whether intelligent design...
  • Academia's Assault on Intelligent Design

    05/28/2007 5:44:20 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 496 replies · 4,923+ views
    Townhall ^ | May 27,2007 | Ken Connor
    There is evidence for intelligent design in the universe." This does not seem like an especially radical statement; many people believe that God has revealed himself through creation. Such beliefs, however, do not conform to politically correct notions in academia, as Professor Guillermo Gonzalez is learning the hard way. An astronomer at Iowa State University, Professor Gonzalez was recently denied tenure—despite his stellar academic record—and it is increasingly clear he was rejected for one reason: He wrote a book entitled The Privileged Planet which showed that there is evidence for design in the universe.& nbsp; Dr. Gonzalez's case has truly...
  • Intelligent Design Advocate Denied Tenure at ISU (and what you can do to help him)

    05/17/2007 8:26:04 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 16 replies · 694+ views
    AP (via ^ | May 15, 2007 | Nafeesa Syeed
    By: Nafeesa Syeed Associated Press May 15, 2007 DES MOINES (AP) --- Iowa State University has denied tenure to an assistant professor who has been outspoken in his views on intelligent design, prompting one group to claim he's being punished because of his views...
  • Intelligent Design Scientist Denied Tenure at Iowa State (what you can do to help!)

    05/16/2007 11:02:33 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 74 replies · 1,188+ views
    Me | May 16, 2005 | Me
    I found the following form letter on a website, copied and pasted it, and sent it to the president of Iowa State University. The emailed me back (probably with a form letter). But the point is, they are responding (and therefore keeping track)!!! Below is the letter I sent and their response. See reply #2 for a link for background info. on Dr. Gonzalez--GGG ---------------------------- To: Subject: Guillermo Gonzalez Tenure Ruling President Gregory L. Geoffroy, I am disappointed at the University's denial of Guillermo Gonzalez tenure application. Despite the fact that Dr. Gonzalez has 68 peer-reviewed publications, he seems...
  • MU professor takes heat for views on ‘intelligent design’

    04/26/2007 9:28:48 AM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 59 replies · 1,182+ views
    Columbia Tribune News ^ | 04/25/2007 | JACOB LUECKE
    ‘As a theory, I believe that intelligent design fits the evidence of biology better than Darwinian evolution.’ —-- MU Professor John Marshall A Columbia medical professor made his case for scientific acceptance of "intelligent design" last night and found himself taking fire from his peers for his view. John Marshall, a professor of internal medicine at the University of Missouri-Columbia, argued in front of about 100 people in a University Hospital auditorium that mainstream scientists were trying to kick intelligent design "off the playing field of science." At the heart of the argument for design, say proponents, is that elements...
  • SMU profs protest intelligent design conference

    03/24/2007 10:28:12 PM PDT · by SirLinksalot · 193 replies · 1,944+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 03/24/2007 | JEFFREY WEISS
    Professors opposed to the Bush library aren't the only angry faculty members at Southern Methodist University this week. Science professors upset about a presentation on "Intelligent Design" fired blistering letters to the administration, asking that the event be shut down. The “Darwin vs. Design” conference, co-sponsored by the SMU law school’s Christian Legal Society, will say that a designer with the power to shape the cosmos is the best explanation for aspects of life and the universe. The event is produced by the Discovery Institute, the Seattle-based organization that says it has scientific evidence for its claims. The anthropology department...
  • Museum Officials Oust Research Associate Open to Intelligent Design Theory (Smithsonian)

    03/18/2007 11:10:07 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 122 replies · 1,712+ views
    Concerned Women for America ^ | 3/13/07 | Cara Cook
    The vaunted Smithsonian Institution, highly regarded for promoting knowledge and science, is embroiled in a scandal for censoring scientific inquiry. It would be amusing when the mouthpieces of political correctness abandoned their mantra of freedom and tolerance to squash a threat to their power, if so much were not at stake. Consider the case of the squashing of Dr. Richard Sternberg, a former research associate at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) and a distinguished evolutionary biologist with two doctorates in biology. Dr. Sternberg’s sin was to allow a scientific article critical of neo-Darwinism to be published in...
  • What is wrong with intelligent design?

    02/22/2007 6:22:34 PM PST · by Boxen · 648 replies · 7,720+ views
    EurekAlert! ^ | 22-Feb-2007 | Suzanne Wu
    In a thought-provoking paper from the March issue of The Quarterly Review of Biology , Elliott Sober (University of Wisconsin) clearly discusses the problems with two standard criticisms of intelligent design: that it is unfalsifiable and that the many imperfect adaptations found in nature refute the hypothesis of intelligent design. Biologists from Charles Darwin to Stephen Jay Gould have advanced this second type of argument. Stephen Jay Gould's well-known example of a trait of this type is the panda's thumb. If a truly intelligent designer were responsible for the panda, Gould argues, it would have provided a more useful tool...
  • Evolution debate rears head again in Ohio

    09/06/2006 9:20:08 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 271 replies · 2,784+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 6, 2006 | Andrea Hopkins
    CINCINNATI (Reuters) - Americans who question evolution are testing a new tactic in Ohio, arguing that schools should be required to discuss all controversial issues from creation to stem cell research and global warming. In what critics on Wednesday called a new attempt to bring religion into the classroom, the Ohio State Board of Education will consider a proposal next week that would oblige schools to teach critical thinking in all subjects. The proposal, to be discussed on Monday by a school board subcommittee in Columbus, is the latest gambit by those who believe Darwin's theory of evolution should be...
  • ACLU Demands and Dover Designs [School Board Conspiracy gave ACLU #1M]

    06/17/2006 12:19:17 PM PDT · by DeweyCA · 72 replies · 1,524+ views
    American Enterprise Online ^ | June 2006 | Joe Manzari and Seth Cooper
    If the ACLU happens to sue your small hometown and then demands $1 million dollars for their lawyers, would you call them generous and charitable? Strangely enough, that's exactly what they’ve done to the small town of Dover, Pennsylvania. Following the ACLU and Americans United for Separation of Church and State's (AUSCS) federal trial court victory in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School Board (M.D.Penn. 2005), the ACLU recently announced it would "generously" demand only $1 million in costs and attorneys fees. Why $1 million you may ask? According to the ACLU’s Eric Rothschild, “We think it’s important that the public...
  • Forum stresses conservative Christian values

    03/19/2006 12:24:08 PM PST · by balch3 · 19 replies · 616+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | March 18, 2006 | James D Davis
    2-day event running in Lauderdale By James D. Davis Religion Editor Posted March 18 2006 Hundreds gave a rousing ovation Friday night to the Rev. D. James Kennedy's proclamation that the nation can be won for Jesus. "I'm telling you, America is going to be changed," Kennedy boomed on the first day of the Reclaiming America for Christ conference in Fort Lauderdale. His listeners needed little persuasion. Hailing from 38 states, the 796 conferees had come to the 10th annual conference to learn how to be conservative Christian activists in their hometowns. "It was inspirational," said Paul K. Blair, a...
  • Intelligent Design belittles God, Vatican director says

    01/30/2006 6:37:09 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 279 replies · 2,895+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 30 January 2006 | Mark Lombard
    Intelligent Design reduces and belittles God’s power and might, according to the director of the Vatican Observatory. Science is and should be seen as “completely neutral” on the issue of the theistic or atheistic implications of scientific results, says Father George V. Coyne, director of the Vatican Observatory, while noting that “science and religion are totally separate pursuits.” Father Coyne is scheduled to deliver the annual Aquinas Lecture on “Science Does Not Need God, or Does It? A Catholic Scientist Looks at Evolution” at Palm Beach Atlantic University, an interdenominational Christian university of about 3,100 students, here Jan. 31. The...
  • What Are Creationists Afraid Of?

    01/26/2006 1:47:10 PM PST · by jennyp · 1,275 replies · 12,410+ views
    The New Individualist ^ | 1/2006 | Ed Hudgins
    ... Third, complexity does not imply “design.” One of Adam Smith’s most powerful insights, developed further by Friedrich Hayek, is that incredible complexity can emerge in society without a designer or planner, through “spontaneous order.” Hayek showed how in a free market the complex processes of producing and distributing goods and services to millions of individuals do not require socialist planners. Rather, individuals pursuing their own self-interest in a system governed by a few basic rules—property rights, voluntary exchange by contract—have produced all the vast riches of the Western world.Many creationists who are on the political Right understand the logic...
  • Is ID science or religion?

    01/25/2006 9:27:55 PM PST · by Luis Gonzalez · 232 replies · 2,122+ views ^ | Prof. Phillip E. Johnson
    Prof. Johnson is considered to be the father of the Intelligent Design movement. What follows is known as The Wedge Strategy, authored by Johnson. In the words of the recognized father of the ID movement...ID is religion.
  • Speaker stands behind theory [Dembski on Intelligent Design in Kansas]

    01/24/2006 5:25:00 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 162 replies · 1,991+ views
    Lawrence Journal-World ^ | 24 January 2006 | Sophia Maines
    Intelligent design proponent William Dembski stood on an empty stage Monday at the Lied Center. Organizers of the event had tried in advance to get a science professor to spar with him, but all who were asked declined. Dembski, a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., expounded on the theory and criticized evolution before a nearly packed auditorium. “I hope that tonight shows that there is substance to this science,” said Mark Brown, director of Campus Crusade, which invited Dembski to campus. “Real science should pursue the truth. Truth is the friend of science and religion equally.”...
  • Deny the Designer, Save "Science"

    01/22/2006 10:08:10 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 83 replies · 1,359+ views ^ | 1/23/2006 12:06:59 AM | P. David Hornik
    People who celebrated Judge John Jones's recent ruling that Intelligent Design is a "religious view" and "not science," so that it is "unconstitutional to teach ID as an alternative to evolution," are satisfied because religion and science have been kept strictly apart, which suits their worldview. It amounts, though, to begging the question that is at stake, and "winning" the argument by sheer force. Before explaining why, it's worth noting that science is being defined flexibly. If someone says -- "The fossil record does not actually indicate that species evolved into other species, and evidence of the necessary transitional species...
  • In 'Design' vs. Darwinism, Darwin Wins Point in Rome

    01/21/2006 12:32:51 PM PST · by JTN · 211 replies · 4,479+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2006 | IAN FISHER and CORNELIA DEAN
    ROME, Jan. 18 - The official Vatican newspaper published an article this week labeling as "correct" the recent decision by a judge in Pennsylvania that intelligent design should not be taught as a scientific alternative to evolution. "If the model proposed by Darwin is not considered sufficient, one should search for another," Fiorenzo Facchini, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Bologna, wrote in the Jan. 16-17 edition of the paper, L'Osservatore Romano. "But it is not correct from a methodological point of view to stray from the field of science while pretending to do science," he wrote,...