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  • Epi-Genetic Data and Irreducible Complexity

    03/31/2015 11:25:10 PM PDT · by allessior · 20 replies
    Self | April 1, 2015 | Alessio Ventura
    Atheist physicists often refer to a "primordial soup" as a basis for the development of life on earth. However, they cannot precisely map from that soup, in a mathematical way, into an actual life form. Sure, there are plenty of theories about atmospheric conditions that are "ripe for creating life", but it remains conjecture, although the die-hard atheist physicist presents it as factual. They use the "authority" associated with their title, or their position within a university or other research organization, providing false fodder for young minds full of mush, who could not think critically of their lives depended on...
  • I Wasn't Treating My Husband Fairly, And It Wasn't Fair

    01/08/2015 10:13:52 AM PST · by wastedyears · 199 replies
    SunnySkyz ^ | 12-28-2014 | SunnySkyz
    My "Aha Moment" happened because of a package of hamburger meat. I asked my husband to stop by the store to pick up a few things for dinner, and when he got home, he plopped the bag on the counter. I started pulling things out of the bag, and realized he'd gotten the 70/30 hamburger meat - which means it's 70% lean and 30% fat. Read more at
  • The poor neglected gifted child

    03/20/2014 8:33:23 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 89 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | March 16, 2014 | By Amy Crawford
    In a recent paper, Lubinski and his colleagues caught up with one cohort of 320 people now in their late 30s. At 12, their SAT math or verbal scores had placed them among the top one-100th of 1 percent. Today, many are CEOs, professors at top research universities, transplant surgeons, and successful novelists. That outcome sounds like exactly what you’d imagine should happen: Top young people grow into high-achieving adults. In the education world, the study has provided important new evidence that it really is possible to identify the kids who are likely to become exceptional achievers in the future,...
  • Romney by two touchdowns

    10/09/2012 2:42:25 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 10 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/10/12 | Charles Krauthammer
    And he pulled off a tactical coup by coming right out of the box to undo millions of dollars’ worth of negative ads that painted him, personally, as Gordon Gekko — rapacious vulture capitalist who doesn’t just lay off steelworkers but kills their wives... The Romney campaign had let these ads go largely unanswered. But a “kill Romney” strategy can only work until people get to see Romney themselves. On Wednesday night, they did. Regarding the character assassination, all Romney really had to do was walk out with no horns on his head. Confident, smiling and nonthreatening, he didn’t look...
  • Public Likes Obama More Than Either Romney OR Santorum, More Say He Is Intelligent (Barf alert)

    03/08/2012 1:31:36 PM PST · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies · 4+ views
    (Week of 3/3/2012) The President’s approval rating has settled into the mid-forties, continuing the improvement in his ratings since late summer. This week, 43% approve of the way the President is handling his job, and 51% disapprove.ï»żThe President continues to lead in head–to–head matchups with his Republican opponents. One of his strengths remains perceptions of his intelligence: 59% of the public calls Obama "intelligent." In contrast, 40% say that about former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, and 27% use that term to describe former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum.ï»ż
  • Above all others[OBAMA]

    11/16/2010 2:31:06 AM PST · by Ronbo1948 · 69 replies
    Pittsburg-Tribune Review ^ | November 15, 2010 | By Ralph R. Reiland
    In his biography of Obama, "The Bridge," David Remnick, editor of The New Yorker, quotes White House senior adviser and longtime Obama friend Valerie Jarrett: "I think Barack knew that he had God-given talents that were extraordinary. He knows exactly how smart he is. ... He knows how perceptive he is. He knows what a good reader of people he is. And he knows that he has the ability -- the extraordinary, uncanny ability -- to take a thousand different perspectives, digest them and make sense out of them, and I think that he has never really been challenged intellectually....
  • The case for teaching intelligent design in public schools; part 2

    03/30/2010 2:34:25 PM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 57 replies · 703+ views ^ | 03/30/2010 | John Mark Burleigh
    aving established that the universe must have been created by an Intelligent Designer, let us now consider the issue of the origin of life in the universe. Though many believe science has proven that evolution is a fact, we will demonstrate that nothing could be further from the truth. At best evolution is a theory, a “guess” about the origin of life, and many scientists will tell you that there are a lot of unanswered questions. Even Darwin admitted as much in his Origin of the Species: “Long before the reader has arrived at this part of my work, a...
  • The case for teaching intelligent design in public schools: part one

    03/29/2010 10:57:25 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 7 replies · 347+ views ^ | 03/29/2010 | John Mark Burleigh
    One of the most controversial questions facing American educators today is “Should Intelligent Design be taught as an alternative to the theory of evolution?” The principal argument employed by many educators is that the teaching of Intelligent Design is religion, not science. The purpose of this article is to present scientific evidence that the case for Intelligent Design is at least as plausible as the case for Evolution. Consequently, we will suggest that Intelligent Design and Evolution should be given equal consideration by educators and students in their search for the origin of life in the universe. Although some advocates...
  • Obama "my Muslim faith"

    09/10/2008 11:54:56 AM PDT · by kathsua · 15 replies · 359+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 9/10/08 | reasonmclucus
    Republicans have jumped all over Barack Obama's statement in a George Stephanopoulos on "This Week," on ABC on September 7. "Let's not play games," he said. "What I was suggesting -- you're absolutely right that John McCain has not talked about my Muslim faith." The Main Stream Media have largely ignored the statement because members of the MSM believe it is there job as Good Democrats to make Barack Obama look good. Even the Republican oriented Washington Times criticized Republican bloggers for their treatment of the subject. "But illustrating the difficulty of preventing false rumors about his faith from spreading,...
  • The Turning of an Atheist (Antony Flew)

    11/03/2007 5:58:54 PM PDT · by shrinkermd · 80 replies · 1,935+ views
    New York Times Magazine ^ | 4 November 2007 | MARK OPPENHEIMER
    THE STARTLING ARTICLE appeared on Dec. 9, 2004. “A British philosophy professor who has been a leading champion of atheism for more than a half-century has changed his mind,” Richard Ostling of The Associated Press wrote. “He now believes in God — more or less — based on scientific evidence and says so on a video released Thursday. At age 81, after decades of insisting belief is a mistake, Antony Flew has concluded that some sort of intelligence or first cause must have created the universe. A superintelligence is the only good explanation for the origin of life and the...
  • ISU "intelligent design" prof denied tenure.

    06/11/2007 6:07:54 AM PDT · by LinnKeyes2000 · 53 replies · 1,010+ views
    Iowa State University ^ | 6/11/07 | Greg Happel
    It seems that a prof that sees value in intelligent design theory has been barred from tenure.
  • Coleman shows trademark political agility (Rino,MN)

    01/13/2007 10:43:39 AM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 53 replies · 936+ views
    StarTribune ^ | 1/12/07 | Rob Hotakainen
    Norm Coleman was talking about the war this week on the Senate floor: "Our current path isn't working," he said. "You have to be flexible and you have to shift, you have to make change." The Minnesota Republican could just as well have been talking about his own political life. After a career marked by nimbleness, Coleman is again switching gears, putting distance between himself and President Bush and vowing to work with Democrats who control Congress. And he's gaining plenty of attention for doing it. On Friday, for example, the New York Times saluted Coleman with its "quotation of...
  • Eavesdropping on the Universe [An improved method of searching for ET]

    01/10/2007 2:00:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 570+ views
    PhysOrg ^ | 1/8/07
    Astronomers have proposed an improved method of searching for intelligent extraterrestrial life using instruments like one now under construction in Australia. The Low Frequency Demonstrator (LFD) of the Mileura Wide-Field Array (MWA), a facility for radio astronomy, theoretically could detect Earth-like civilizations around any of the 1,000 nearest stars. "Soon, we may be eavesdropping on signals from Galactic civilizations," says theorist Avi Loeb of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA). "This is the first time in history that humans will be capable of finding a civilization like ours among the stars." Loeb will present his findings on Wednesday, January 10,...
  • Intelligent Design and The Inner Life of the Cell

    12/08/2006 7:17:52 AM PST · by WhatsItAllAbout · 100 replies · 2,015+ views
    Studio Daily ^ | Jully 20, 2006 | Beth Marchant
    The Inner Life of a Cell, an eight-minute animation created in NewTek LightWave 3D and Adobe After Effects for Harvard biology students, won’t draw the kind of box office crowds that more ferocious˜and furrier˜digital creations did last Christmas. But it will share a place along side them in SIGGRAPH's Electronic Theatre show, which will run for three days during the 33rd annual exhibition and conference in Boston next month. Created by XVIVO, a scientific animation company near Hartford, CT, the animation illustrates unseen molecular mechanisms and the ones they trigger, specifically how white blood cells sense and respond to their...
  • South Carolina Praised for Requiring Students to Critically Analyze Evolutionary Theory

    08/02/2006 9:17:33 AM PDT · by JCEccles · 416 replies · 3,654+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | June 12, 2006 | Staff
    Columbia, SC –- After months of debate, today the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee unanimously ratified high school biology standards requiring students to understand why "scientists continue to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary theory." The South Carolina State Board of Education adopted the standards unanimously last month, and submitted them to the EOC for approval. South Carolina’s new evolution standard does not require teaching the theory of intelligent design. The biology standard approved requires students to be able to, “Summarize ways that scientists use data from a variety of sources to investigate and critically analyze aspects of evolutionary...
  • Can You Believe Both the Bible and Evolution?

    07/22/2006 6:04:06 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 184 replies · 2,033+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | July 2006 | John Ross Schroeder
    Can You Believe Both the Bible and Evolution? A number of the world's mainstream religions have come to accept Darwinian evolution as the explanation for our existence. But does Darwinism really square with the Scriptures? Beyond Today TV Who Invented Life?   by John Ross Schroeder Are we the sons and daughters of Adam and Eve or did God guide our journey into existence by the forces of evolution? The wisdom of this world, particularly in Europe, is increasingly embracing the idea that we can accept both the teachings of the Bible and the theory of evolution. But are they...
  • Worms Write 'Hi' On Tomato

    06/27/2006 8:07:48 AM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 21 replies · 1,722+ views
    NBC-4 ^ | June 23, 2006 | Staff
    CONWAY, Ark. -- The worms in Phyllis Smith's garden are trying to tell her something. They're saying "hi." Smith has found herself losing the battle against the worms. She recently found a fruit with a message on it, clearly written by one of the unwanted guests. "We got down and was pruning and got down there and just pulled open those tomato vines," Smith said. "There was a message that that bold bug had left on that tomato, and it said, 'hi.' And it just blew our minds. I laughed so hard." Smith said she couldn't believe her eyes when...
  • "A HOUSE DIVIDED" - Pukin's FReeperversary Rant

    05/17/2006 7:47:58 AM PDT · by Pukin Dog · 3,680 replies · 58,259+ views
    <p>It is getting somewhat strange around these parts when not only the President, but yesterday the First Lady was personally attacked by someone claiming to be a ‘Conservative’. Can there be any doubt that there are forces among us looking to drive a wedge between us?</p>
  • Faster on the draw [cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms]

    04/25/2006 1:59:00 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies · 904+ views
    The Engineer ^ | 4/24/06
    In an attempt to tackle gun crime in the UK, researchers from Loughborough University are developing an innovative identification system that will use CCTV cameras to spot individuals carrying concealed firearms. Starting in June, the three-year multi-environment deployable universal software application (Medusa) project aims to develop intelligent software that can detect a person carrying a concealed weapon in real time. While it is difficult to predict if someone is carrying a gun before crime occurs, Professor Alastair Gale, head of Loughborough University's Applied Vision Research Centre and leader of Medusa, said there are a number of cues the CCTV operator...
  • Time to Give It Up [Intelligent Design and Irreducible Complexity]

    04/11/2006 5:11:24 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 163 replies · 2,135+ views
    Seed Magazine ^ | 4/10/06 | Britt Peterson
    New research chips away at the "irreducible complexity" argument behind intelligent design. Lehigh biochemistry professor Michael Behe and his cronies in the intelligent design community have attempted to poke holes in evolutionary theory using an idea dubbed "irreducible complexity"—the notion that complex systems with interdependent parts could not have evolved through Darwinian trial and error and must be the work of a creator, since the absence of any single part makes the whole system void. However, a paper published in the April 7th issue of Science provides the first experimental proof that "irreducible complexity" is a misnomer, and that even...
  • Evolution versus Intelligent Design: The God of the Gaps

    03/11/2006 10:35:26 PM PST · by DallasMike · 22 replies · 538+ views
    Stingray: a blog for salty Christians ^ | March 11, 2006 | Michael McCullough
    Joe Carter at The Evangelical Outpost has an outstanding article on the "God of the Gaps." Joe explains in easily understandable terms that the notion "actually encompasses four different views based on distinctions between a “science gap” (a gap in our current scientific knowledge) and a “nature gap” (a break in the continuous cause-effect chain of natural process) that may or may not be bridged by miraculous-appearing theistic action." As technology advances, our science gaps close, but more science gaps often rise up to take their place. For example, we once thought that an electron was a sub-atomic particle that...
  • The Intelligent Design Revolution

    01/21/2006 10:37:25 AM PST · by DouglasKC · 84 replies · 1,581+ views
    Good New Magazine ^ | Feb 2006 | Mario Seigle
    The Intelligent Design Revolution A new movement is starting to shake a scientific establishment built on the assumptions of Darwinian evolution. What is intelligent design, and why is it gaining so much ground? by Mario Seiglie We are living in momentous times, whether we know it or not. A scientific revolution is beginning to take place before our very eyes. Exciting information is coming out almost daily about "intelligent design," a concept challenging the reigning worldview of Darwinian evolution in classrooms and the media, not to mention in the biology labs. "We are in the very initial stages of...
  • Vatican Paper Hits 'Intelligent Design'

    01/18/2006 3:09:20 PM PST · by xzins · 245 replies · 2,442+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 18 Jan 06 | Nicole Winfield
    Vatican Paper Hits 'Intelligent Design' By NICOLE WINFIELD ASSOCIATED PRESS VATICAN CITY (AP) - The Vatican newspaper has published an article saying "intelligent design" is not science and that teaching it alongside evolutionary theory in school classrooms only creates confusion. The article in Tuesday's editions of L'Osservatore Romano was the latest in a series of interventions by Vatican officials - including the pope - on the issue that has dominated headlines in the United States. The author, Fiorenzo Facchini, a professor of evolutionary biology at the University of Bologna, laid out the scientific rationale for Darwin's theory of evolution, saying...
  • Intelligent design: Who has designs on your students' minds?

    01/11/2006 2:50:12 PM PST · by cougar_mccxxi · 12 replies · 588+ views ^ | 28 April 2005 | Geoff Brumfiel
    The intelligent-design movement is a small but growing force on US university campuses. For some it bridges the gap between science and faith, for others it goes beyond the pale. Geoff Brumfiel meets the movement's vanguard. For a cold Tuesday night in March, the turnout is surprisingly good. Twenty or so fresh-faced college students are gathered together in a room in the student union at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, the state's largest public university. They are there for the first meeting of Salvador Cordova's Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness (IDEA) club.
  • Intelligent Design, Part 1

    11/13/2005 6:21:50 AM PST · by ml/nj · 24 replies · 708+ views
    Dilbert.Blog ^ | Nov 12, 2005 | Scott Adams
    To me, the most fascinating aspect of the debate over Darwinism versus Intelligent Design is that neither side understands the other side’s argument. Better yet, no one seems to understand their own side’s argument. But that doesn’t stop anyone from having a passionate opinion. I’ve been doing lots of reading on the subject, trying to gather comic fodder. I fully expected to validate my preconceived notion that the Darwinists had a mountain of credible evidence and the Intelligent Design folks were creationist kooks disguising themselves as scientists. That’s the way the media paints it. I had no reason to believe...
  • FR Debate: Intelligent Design vs. Birth Defects, Can They Be Reconciled?

    11/11/2005 4:47:36 PM PST · by Wolfstar · 414 replies · 74,987+ views
    Each year in the United States, about 150,000 babies are born with birth defects ranging from mild to life threatening. While progress has been made in the detection and treatment of birth defects, they remain the leading cause of death in the first year of life. Birth defects are often the result of genetic and environmental factors, but the causes of well over half of all birth defects are currently unknown. Following is a partial list of birth defects: Achondroplasia/Dwarfism Hemochromatosis Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Huntington's Disease Anencephaly Hydrocephalus Arnold-Chiari Malformation Klinefelter's Syndrome Ataxia Telangiectasia Leukodystrophies Blood coagulation disorders/Hemophilia Marfan Syndrome...
  • The Problem With Evolution

    09/26/2005 5:44:09 AM PDT · by DARCPRYNCE · 340 replies · 6,041+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 09/25/05 | Edward L. Daley
    Charles Darwin, the 19th century geologist who wrote the treatise 'The Origin of Species, by means of Natural Selection' defined evolution as "descent with modification". Darwin hypothesized that all forms of life descended from a common ancestor, branching out over time into various unique life forms, due primarily to a process called natural selection. However, the fossil record shows that all of the major animal groups (phyla) appeared fully formed about 540 million years ago, and virtually no transitional life forms have been discovered which suggest that they evolved from earlier forms. This sudden eruption of multiple, complex organisms is...
  • (Cornell) Prof Denies Human Free Will (says criminals shouldn't be responsible for their actions)

    08/30/2005 6:00:47 AM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 95 replies · 1,440+ views
    ITHACA NY--In the midst of a heated national debate about intelligent design and evolution, Prof. William Provine, ecology and evolutionary biology, tackled the question head-on in a discussion attended by over 60 students, faculty and Ithacan community members last night. Sponsored by the Bioethics Society of Cornell, the lecture, titled “Evolution and Intelligent Design: The Implications for Human Free Will” covered topics including Darwinism, the origin of moral responsibility, the social need to assign blame and reductionism. “I was a vocal opponent to I.D. [intelligent design] even before [the movement] began,” Provine said at the opening. One of the most...
  • Trolling Free Republic for Cindy is GREAT. Till you get the ZOT by evil Mods!

    08/13/2005 5:09:49 AM PDT · by Trajan999 · 270 replies · 4,603+ views
    <p>I think Cindy is a GREAT American. bush caused 9-11 just to take us into a war with IRAk!! bush lied!!!!!!! Cindy is right! We should pull out of Irak now!!!!!! The JIHAD IS winning! and American troops are a bunch of losers! Just like bush! and all his supportors!</p>
  • Finding Design in Nature - (Vienna Cardinal explains Intel Design; defends Catholic doctrine)

    07/07/2005 4:56:04 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 136 replies · 1,721+ views
    NEW YORK TIMES.COM ^ | JULY 7, 2005 | Christoph Schönborn
    In an unfortunate new twist on this old controversy, neo-Darwinists recently have sought to portray our new pope, Benedict XVI, as a satisfied evolutionist. They have quoted a sentence about common ancestry from a 2004 document of the International Theological Commission, pointed out that Benedict was at the time head of the commission, and concluded that the Catholic Church has no problem with the notion of "evolution" as used by mainstream biologists - that is, synonymous with neo-Darwinism. According to the commission, "An unguided evolutionary process - one that falls outside the bounds of divine providence - simply cannot exist."...
  • Inherit the Windbags: Pushing Ideology into Classrooms-(IntelDesign disturbs Planned Parenthood!)

    06/30/2005 10:35:00 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 23 replies · 711+ views
    PLANNED PARENTHOOD.ORG ^ | JUNE 30, 2005 | Eric Plosky
    When it comes to the classroom, religious extremists have an ambitious agenda: to replace science with ideology at every opportunity. As if denying even that their own ideas can evolve, they've recently taken up their dusty arms against an old, familiar issue — the teaching of evolution in public schools. New Name, Same Agenda The supposed rival to the theory of evolution — creationism — now goes by the new name of "intelligent design." Just as with other phrases (like the Bush administration favorite, "culture of life"), the name change is merely the latest tactic in an ongoing strategy by...
  • Sorry Liberals: Being Arrogant Does Not Make You Right - (HA! ... yes siree!)

    06/12/2005 5:42:02 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 20 replies · 1,208+ views
    Back during the Presidential Election, Kerry enthusiasts were constantly gushing over the perceived intelligence of John Kerry. If it was not praises toward his “nuanced” approaches of how to creatively surrender to the United Nations and international terrorists then it was how all of his aides had to run around carrying dictionaries just so they could understand his “big words.” Well, the truth is out. Eight months after everyone quit caring about John Kerry’s records, he has finally released them to “The Boston Globe.” Chance of chances, these records show that Senator Kerry was a “C” student with a virtually...
  • Intelligent Design Seeks a Place in Utah Schools - ("creationism" not same as "intel. design")

    06/06/2005 2:49:58 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 208 replies · 2,286+ views
    CHRISTIAN POST.COM ^ | JUNE 6, 2005 | Susan Wang
    A new front has opened up in the debate over evolution and creationism in Utah, with a proposal to require the teaching of divine design in public schools. State Senator Chris Buttars (R-West Jordan) has agreed to take the lead in pushing new legislation on the teaching of divine design, also known as intelligent design, in conjunction with evolution in schools. Buttars is supported by a strong conservative lobby, headed by the Eagle Forum, which has previously sought the inclusion of divine design in the public school science curriculum. School officials argue that any laws requiring the teaching of divine...
  • Lawyer defends intelligent design - (new "Monkey Trial" coming?)

    05/23/2005 5:32:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 74 replies · 1,281+ views
    “The social implications of Darwinism have been disastrous,” said Richard Thompson, the president and chief counsel of the Thomas More Law Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Nazi Germany used Darwin to justify a master race based on the idea that it’s survival of the strongest.” Thompson’s perception that teaching evolution is socially destructive is just one of the reasons why he volunteered to defend the Dover Area School District’s school board and administration against a lawsuit brought against them last December, he said. Eleven parents sued the district, saying a statement issued by the district to ninth-grade biology students that...
  • DNA: The Tiny Code That's Toppling Evolution

    05/06/2005 7:36:09 PM PDT · by DouglasKC · 419 replies · 9,371+ views
    Good News Magazine ^ | May 2005 | Mario Seiglie
    DNA: The Tiny Code That's Toppling Evolution As scientists explore a new universe—the universe inside the cell—they are making startling discoveries of information systems more complex than anything ever devised by humanity's best minds. How did they get there, and what does it mean for the theory of evolution? by Mario Sieglie Two great achievements occurred in 1953, more than half a century ago. The first was the successful ascent of Mt. Everest, the highest mountain in the world. Sir Edmund Hillary and his guide, Tenzing Norgay, reached the summit that year, an accomplishment that's still considered the ultimate feat...
  • First black OU player dies at 67 (Dr. Prentice Gautt)

    03/18/2005 8:22:34 AM PST · by PhiKapMom · 15 replies · 676+ views
    The Oklahoman and Norman Transcript ^ | 18 March 2004 | Bob Hersom
    First black OU player dies at 67 By Bob Hersom The Oklahoman Dr. Prentice Gautt, whose distinguished career included being the first black football player at the University of Oklahoma, died Thursday morning after a brief illness. Gautt, 67, died in Lawrence, Kan., after being hospitalized Monday with flu-like symptoms, his wife, Sandra, told The Associated Press. He was a special assistant to the Big 12 Conference commissioner. “Prentice Gautt was truly a great person,” OU President David Boren said in a statement, “and he will be remembered as one of the most outstanding graduates in the history of...
  • Fredwin On Evolution

    03/10/2005 2:11:11 PM PST · by RobRoy · 285 replies · 2,050+ views ^ | March 7th, 2005 | Fred Reed
    Fredwin On EvolutionVery Long, Will Bore Hell Out Of Most People, But I Felt Like Doing It  March 7, 2005 I was about fifteen when I began to think about evolution. I was then just discovering the sciences systematically, and took them as what they offered themselves to be, a realm of reason and dispassionate regard for truth. There was a hard-edged clarity to them that I liked. You got real answers. Since evolution depended on such sciences as chemistry, I regarded it as also being a science. The question of the origin of life interested me. The evolutionary explanations...
  • "The Klan of Nabal-oney" or ("Grand Wizards Spring to Action")

    02/28/2005 4:57:12 AM PST · by xzins · 6 replies · 189+ views
    WithoutExcuseCreations ^ | Tom Graffagnino
       "The Klan of Nabal-oney" or ("Grand Wizards Spring to Action") "There is no such thing as consensus science. If it's consensus, it isn't science. If it's science, it isn't consensus."---Michael Crichton                                                     ************     Recently a peer-reviewed paper written by Dr. Stephen Meyers, PhD. appeared in a  scholarly scientific journal called "Proceedings", a publication printed under the auspices of the (tax-payer funded) Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.        Problem:  The article in question...  ("The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories")... was critical of certain aspects and presumptions of the prevailing Neo-Darwinian macro-evolutionary theory. The...
  • Does Science Point to God? Part II: The Christian Critics

    02/24/2005 12:51:57 PM PST · by xzins · 690 replies · 3,781+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | Benjamin D. Wiker
    Does Science Point to God? Part II: The Christian Critics By Benjamin D. WikerAuthor's note: In the first part of this article, "Does Science Point to God? The Intelligent Design Revolution" (April 2003), I focused on Intelligent Design (ID) as a scientific revolution. In this article, I will get at the importance of the ID movement from a different angle. What happens if we just ignore the ID challenge to evolutionary theory, accept the status quo, and accommodate ourselves to Darwinism? As we shall see, the price of indiscriminate accommodationism to Darwinism is rather high indeed.No scientific theory should have...
  • Intelligent Design, described by Pat Robertson

    02/21/2005 12:31:20 PM PST · by Just Kimberly · 12 replies · 276+ views
    via email with the 700 club ^ | February 2005 | Just Kimberly/Pat Robertson
    The other day, I shared with you the information regarding 'Intelligent Design', as presented by Pat Robertson, founder of the 700 Club, at a National Press Club Meeting. He was asked by the chairman exactly what his stand was relating to creationism and evolution - the way it is being taught in schools today - particularly colleges and universities. I looked up 'Intelligent Design' , and posted what I had found here on the board. In addition, I sent an email to Mr. Robertson, through a section of his site called, 'Bring it on'. I specifically asked for scripture to...
  • More on Condi: The Bandwagon

    02/17/2005 7:15:57 AM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 283+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | Feb. 16, 2005 | Matthew May
    In the Feb. 15 edition of The American Thinker, Steven M. Warshawsky wrote a thought-provoking piece entitled “Beware the Condi bandwagon" that, essentially, warned the gathering numbers of “Rice for President” supporters that Sec. Rice cannot win the presidency in 2008, nor is she qualified to do so at this point in her career. A response from one of the passengers on this bandwagon seems apt. Mr. Warshawsky is right – not a lot of people start a career in elective politics by running for the White House. To do so is daring to be sure, but it is not...
  • hysterical Darwinites panic

    01/28/2005 4:28:41 PM PST · by metacognative · 2,296 replies · 20,995+ views
    crosswalk ^ | 2004 | creationist
    Panicked Evolutionists: The Stephen Meyer Controversy The theory of evolution is a tottering house of ideological cards that is more about cherished mythology than honest intellectual endeavor. Evolutionists treat their cherished theory like a fragile object of veneration and worship--and so it is. Panic is a sure sign of intellectual insecurity, and evolutionists have every reason to be insecure, for their theory is falling apart. The latest evidence of this panic comes in a controversy that followed a highly specialized article published in an even more specialized scientific journal. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science...
  • Intelligent Intelligence Reform - Duncan Hunter is doing the right thing!

    11/23/2004 9:25:35 PM PST · by crushelits · 23 replies · 1,577+ views ^ | 11/24/2004 12:00:00 AM | Tom Donnelly
    Duncan Hunter is doing the right thing. ANY FEARS that an expanded Republican majority on Capitol Hill would simply become a larger tool for the Bush administration have already been put to rest in the lame-duck session of the past week. Most notably, Reps. Duncan Hunter, chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, and James Sensenbrenner, head of the Judiciary Committee, have exerted their independence in blocking the headlong rush to intelligence "reform" legislation that puts current military operation in Iraq and Afghanistan at risk. For their pains and their real political courage in calling conventional wisdom into question, the...
  • Fall Fashion Preview: Cowboy Boots In, Flip-Flops Out

    10/21/2004 10:58:48 PM PDT · by LoyalAmerican69 · 6 replies · 582+ views ^ | October 13 2004 | Ann Coulter
    During the second presidential debate, John Kerry said: "I ask each of you just to look into your hearts, look into your guts. Gut-check time. Was this really going to war as a last resort?" How about this for "gut-check time": When you close your eyes, can you see the Democrats defending America? Because I can't see it. These are the people who are obsessed with getting the French to like us. They call terrorism a "nuisance," like prostitution and other petty crimes. ("Hundreds of Children Killed in Chechnya by Nuisance," "British Civilian Beheaded by Annoyance," "9-11: What a Hassle!")...
  • "Next Generation" Intelligent Transportation System Means GPS tracking and Toll Roads

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    09/16/2003 2:50:00 PM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 7 replies · 147+ views
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