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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,...
  • "Intelligent design" not science: Vatican paper

    01/19/2006 1:33:32 PM PST · by peyton randolph · 605 replies · 5,450+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo! ^ | 01/19/06 | Tom Heneghan
    PARIS (Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Church has restated its support for evolution with an article praising a U.S. court decision that rejects the "intelligent design" theory as non-scientific. The Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano said that teaching intelligent design -- which argues that life is so complex that it needed a supernatural creator -- alongside Darwin's theory of evolution would only cause confusion... A court in the state of Pennsylvania last month barred a school from teaching intelligent design (ID), a blow to Christian conservatives who want it to be taught in biology classes along with the Darwinism they oppose.
  • Calif. School Scraps 'Intelligent Design' [El Tejon litigation]

    01/17/2006 11:24:31 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 450 replies · 3,980+ views
    The Dispatch (Lexington, N.C.) ^ | 17 January 2006 | JULIANA BARBASSA
    A rural school district agreed to stop teaching a religion-based alternative to evolution as part of a court settlement filed Tuesday, a legal group said. Frazier Mountain High School will stop teaching a philosophy class discussing the theory of "intelligent design" this week and won't teach it in the future, said Ayesha N. Khan, legal director for Americans United for Separation of Church and State. Officials at the El Tejon Unified School District were not immediately available for comment. A federal judge in Fresno had been scheduled to hold a hearing Tuesday afternoon on whether to halt the class midway...
  • Cosmic Fingerprints: Evidence of Design Conference, South Carolina

    Cosmic Fingerprints: Evidence of Design RTB Regional Conference February 10-11, 2006 Charleston, SC Has a testable Creation Model solved the mystery of cosmic beginnings? Does the theory of evolution conflict with the most recent scientific data? World renowned astrophysicist Dr. Hugh Ross and Internationally respected biochemist Dr. Fazale "Fuz" Rana think so. These two scientists have developed a model for creation that is testable, falsifiable and predictive. For the first time in more than 80 years, this innovative approach catapults the evolution/creation debate from science vs. religion to science vs. science. As currently formulated, popular theories of origins are not...
  • Why Are Darwinists So Afraid of Intelligent Design?

    01/16/2006 8:32:58 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 758 replies · 6,068+ views
    Human Events ^ | Jan 17, 2006 | Barney Brenner
    Darwinists must be an endangered species. How else to explain their 80-year need for court protection to ensure their survival? In 1925, an ACLU-driven defense team in the Scopes-Monkey Trial wanted a court to declare that laws forbidding the teaching of evolution were unconstitutional. In recent weeks, in a courtroom in Dover, Pa., the same organization applauded a judge’s ruling that the teaching of ideas contrary to evolution, in this case Intelligent Design, were unconstitutional. The same ACLU that once advocated for free and open discussion in schools is working to see it stifled today. Its website boasts, “Intelligent Design...
  • Intelligent Design Proponents Distance Themselves from Creationists [El Tejon litigation]

    01/14/2006 5:03:40 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 58 replies · 1,083+ views
    American Chronicle ^ | 12 January 2006 | Wayne Adkins
    The Discovery Institute, an organization which bills itself as “the leading organization supporting scientific research into intelligent design” is seeking to distance itself from creationists. Casey Luskin, an attorney with the Discovery Institute wrote a letter to John W. Wight, Superintendent of the El Tejon school district in California seeking to change the title or content of a class. The district is facing a lawsuit filed by parents over a course titled “Philosophy of Design” taught by Sharon Lemburg, the wife of a local minister. According to Luskin’s letter “the course inaccurately mixes intelligent design with young earth creationism or...
  • Rockefeller researchers discover a biological clock within a clock

    01/13/2006 7:25:46 AM PST · by Michael_Michaelangelo · 304 replies · 5,111+ views
    Eurekalert ^ | 1/12/06 | Joseph Bonner
    Just as a pocket watch requires a complex system of gears and springs to keep it ticking precisely, individual cells have a network of proteins and genes that maintain their own internal clock -- a 24-hour rhythm that, in humans, regulates metabolism, cell division, and hormone production, as well as the wake-sleep cycle. Studying this "circadian" rhythm in fruit flies, which have genes that are similar to our own, scientists have constructed a basic model of how the cellular timekeeper works. But now, a new report in this week's issue of the journal Science turns the old model on its...
  • Welcome to Science Court

    01/10/2006 4:51:17 AM PST · by tpeters · 414 replies · 4,516+ views
    Welcome to Science Court The ruling in the Dover evolution trial shows what the legal and scientific processes have in common--intellectual rigor Chris Mooney; January 9, 2006 Legally speaking, Judge John E. Jones III's ruling in Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District--Pennsylvania's much-discussed lawsuit over the teaching of "intelligent design"--can only be called conservative. The decision draws upon and reinforces a series of prior court precedents, all of which barred creationist encroachment upon the teaching of science in public schools. In another sense, though, Jones' ruling is revolutionary. We live in a time when the findings of science themselves increasingly...
  • Design for Living: A theoretical physicist weighs in on a hot-button topic (Leonard Susskind)

    01/10/2006 6:14:20 PM PST · by gobucks · 15 replies · 808+ views
    Village Voice ^ | 10 Jan 06 | Geeta Dayal
    Many high-profile critics in the raging debate over "intelligent design" have, understandably, been evolutionary biologists. Legendary Oxford professor Richard Dawkins regularly appears on British TV to talk up Darwin and lash out against ID between books. Harvard emeritus prof E.O. Wilson has edited a hefty new 1,700-page anthology of Darwin's collected works, with the fighting title From So Simple a Beginning. They're generally not people like Leonard Susskind, a renowned physics professor at Stanford and a prime architect of string theory. His new book, his first for a general audience, has the provocative title The Cosmic Landscape: String Theory and...
  • When Real Judicial Conservatives Attack [Dover ID opinion]

    01/09/2006 8:26:54 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 564 replies · 5,703+ views
    The UCSD Guardian ^ | 09 January 2005 | Hanna Camp
    If there’s anything to be learned from the intelligent design debate, it’s that branding “activist judges” is the hobby of bitter losers. For those who care about the fight over evolution in biology classrooms, Christmas came five days early when the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District ruling was handed down. In his decision, Judge John E. Jones III ruled that not only is the theory of intelligent design religion poorly dressed in science language, teaching it in class is an outright violation of the First Amendment. The ruling was a concise and devastating demonstration of how law, precedent and...
  • Survival of the Evolution Debate: Why Darwin is still a lightning rod.

    01/07/2006 7:44:07 PM PST · by MRMEAN · 149 replies · 1,750+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 01/16/2006, Volume 011, Issue 17 | by Adam Wolfson
    WHAT IS IT ABOUT EVEN the slightest dissent from Darwin's theory of natural selection that drives liberal elites (and even some conservative elites) bonkers? In the 1920s, in the days of the Scopes trial, it was the fact that anyone could believe the story of Genesis in a literal way that offended the delicate sensibilities of our cultural mavens. Then in the 1970s it was something called "creation science" that drove them apoplectic. Today it is the heresy of "intelligent design" that they seek to extirpate root and branch. To paraphrase H.L. Mencken, liberals are haunted by the specter that...
  • Attorney: Despite Dover Ruling, Intelligent Design Won't Go Away

    01/06/2006 7:47:54 PM PST · by wagglebee · 162 replies · 3,536+ views
    Agape Press ^ | 1/6/06 | Jim Brown
    (AgapePress) - A pro-family attorney is expressing dismay over a Pennsylvania school board's decision to drop a science policy that generated widespread controversy and national media attention. The newly elected Dover Area School Board has voted unanimously to rescind a policy designed to inform students that the theory of intelligent design, or ID, is an alternative to Darwin's theory of evolution.Last month a federal judge declared the Dover Area School District's policy unconstitutional, saying it violated the Establishment Clause, or separation of church and state. Richard Thompson, President and Chief Counsel of the Thomas More Law Center, says the...
  • Intelligent Design is Empirically Testable and Makes Predictions

    01/06/2006 7:09:45 PM PST · by JCEccles · 15 replies · 427+ views
    ID the Future ^ | January 5, 2006 | Jay Richards and Jonathan Witt
    Among the many, many errors in Judge John Jones’ Dover vs. Kitzmiller opinion is the charge that intelligent design (ID) makes no empirically testable claims (see pp. 66 ff.). Similarly, other ID critics assert that intelligent design makes no testable predictions. In fact, intelligent design fulfills both criteria since it makes numerous empirically testable predictions. It’s true that there’s no way to falsify the bare assertion that a cosmic designer exists. Nevertheless, the specific design arguments currently in play are empirically testable, even falsifiable, and involve testable predictions. Consider the argument that Michael Behe makes in his book Darwin’s Black...
  • Revote today [Dover, PA school board]

    01/03/2006 12:12:37 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 1,069 replies · 8,643+ views
    York Daily Record [Penna] ^ | 03 January 2006 | TOM JOYCE
    Also today, Dover's board might revoke the controversial intelligent design decision. Now that the issue of teaching "intelligent design" in Dover schools appears to be played out, the doings of the Dover Area School Board might hold little interest for the rest of the world. But the people who happen to live in that district find them to be of great consequence. Or so board member James Cashman is finding in his final days of campaigning before Tuesday's special election, during which he will try to retain his seat on the board. Even though the issue that put the Dover...
  • Pa. School Board to Vote on Evolution [Dover PA..."intelligent design"]

    01/03/2006 4:46:31 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 10 replies · 395+ views
    Pa. School Board to Vote on Evolution 21 minutes ago Dover's foundering school policy of presenting "intelligent design" as an alternative to evolution was headed for the history books Tuesday night. Two weeks after a federal judge ruled the concept was religious and not scientific, the Dover Area School Board's newly elected members planned to formally rescind the policy. The policy, approved in October 2004, required students be read a statement about "intelligent design" before ninth-grade lessons on evolution. The statement said Darwin's theory is "not a fact" and has inexplicable "gaps," and referred students to an intelligent-design book. On...
  • Dover school board rescinds 'intelligent design' policy

    01/03/2006 5:18:38 PM PST · by mhking · 12 replies · 808+ views
    By MARTHA RAFFAELE Associated Press Writer DOVER, Pa. (AP) -- The Dover school board on Tuesday rescinded its policy of presenting "intelligent design" as an alternative to evolution in high school biology classes, two weeks after a federal judge found the concept was religious and not scientific. There was no discussion by members of the Dover Area School Board before the voice vote Tuesday night. The policy, approved in October 2004, required that a statement be read to students about "intelligent design" before ninth-grade lessons on evolution. The statement said Darwin's theory is "not a fact" and has inexplicable "gaps."...
  • Creation evangelist derides evolution as ‘dumbest’ theory [Kent Hovind Alert!]

    12/17/2005 3:58:48 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 2,128 replies · 37,347+ views
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Post ^ | 17 December 2005 | Kayla Bunge
    A former high school science teacher turned creation science evangelist told an audience at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee last Tuesday that evolution is the “dumbest and most dangerous theory on planet Earth.” Kent Hovind, founder of Creation Science Evangelism, presented “Creation or Evolution … Which Has More Merit?” to a standing-room only audience in the Union Ballroom on Dec. 6. The event was sponsored by the Apologetics Association, the organization that brought Baptist minister Tim Wilkins to UWM to speak about homosexuality in October. No debate challengers Members of the Apologetics Association (AA) contacted biology, chemistry and geology professors at...
  • Plaintiffs' Proposed Findings in the Dover Evolution/ID Trial

    12/07/2005 1:55:21 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 84 replies · 1,238+ views
    US District Court, Middle Dist. Penna ^ | 23 November 2005 | ERIC ROTHSCHILD
    This is an excerpt (a long excerpt) from the "PLAINTIFFS’ FINDINGS OF FACT AND CONCLUSIONS OF LAW" which were submitted to the court in the Dover trial on Intelligent Design. Here is a link to the documents filed with the court. The document excerpted here is #334. The defendant School Board's proposed findings are in item 335. All references within the numbered paragraphs are to the transcripts of witness testimony, or to documents and other evidence. We begin with the first part of the table of contents, and it's probably formatted badly. The entire document is 161 pages long, and...
  • Two Ivy presidents [Cornell and Princeton] take stand on intelligent design

    12/01/2005 3:19:49 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 141 replies · 2,360+ views
    The Brown Daily Herald ^ | 01 December 2005 | Kam Sripada
    The presidents of Cornell and Princeton have publicly blasted intelligent design in recent months, while faculty at these universities, as well as at Brown, have been similarly outspoken in their support of evolution. Intelligent design - which holds that patterns and designs in life on Earth reveal the role of an "intelligent designer" - is "an idea that's gained some traction in the American imagination," said Professor of Biology Kenneth Miller. The movement has garnered support from coast to coast and has permeated the science curricula of several U.S. school districts. At the same time, it has alarmed educators and...
  • Federal lawsuit could follow board vote [Evolution in Kansas & Dover]

    11/08/2005 4:17:17 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 559 replies · 5,363+ views
    Lawrence Journal-World [Kansas] ^ | 08 November 2005 | Joel Mathis
    For the past six weeks, the debate over evolution and intelligent design has played out in a Pennsylvania courtroom. Today, Kansas gets the national spotlight back — and with it, the possibility of a federal lawsuit here. “What’s going on in Kansas,” said Kenneth Miller, a Brown University biologist, “is much more radical and much more dangerous to science education” than the contested decision in Dover, Pa., to mandate the teaching of “intelligent design” in public school science classes. Intelligent design speculates that the world is too complex to have evolved without the help of an unknown designer — an...
  • 'Intelligent design' trial set to conclude [at last]

    11/04/2005 1:27:31 PM PST · by PatrickHenry · 136 replies · 1,918+ views ^ | 04 November 2005 | MARTHA RAFFAELE
    Attorneys arguing in a landmark federal trial over whether a school board intended to promote religion when it included "intelligent design" in a high-school biology curriculum were expected to give closing arguments Friday afternoon. Lawyers representing the Dover Area School Board finished presenting their case Friday morning with testimony from University of Idaho microbiology professor Scott Minnich, who supports discussing the concept in high school science classes. Minnich said under cross-examination that "intelligent design" articles are not found in the major peer-reviewed scientific journals because it is a minority view. "To endorse intelligent design comes with risk because it's a...
  • Board member to resume testimony in 'intelligent design' trial

    11/02/2005 3:35:41 AM PST · by PatrickHenry · 211 replies · 3,466+ views
    Times Leader (Wilkes-Barre, PA) ^ | 02 November 2005 | MARTHA RAFFAELE
    A school board member who was questioned by a federal judge about discrepancies in his testimony on the purchase of "intelligent design" textbooks was expected to return to the witness stand Wednesday. Dover Area School Board member Alan Bonsell was to undergo redirect questioning by an attorney representing the board in a landmark trial over whether intelligent design can be introduced in high school science classes. Bonsell testified Monday that he had received an $850 check from fellow board member William Buckingham. The check was made out to Bonsell's father, who volunteered to donate copies of "Of Pandas and People"...