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  • Does Science Have a Magisterium?

    12/10/2009 4:24:15 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 134 replies · 2,686+ views
    The American ^ | December 9, 2009 | Jay Richards
    At National Review Online, conservative curmudgeon John Derbyshire has weighed in on the Climategate scandal by encouraging conservatives not to jump on the anti-science bandwagon. I share his worry and find his advice is good so far as it goes; but I think Derbyshire’s defense of science might actually encourage the skepticism he wants to prevent. Most of the trouble comes from his invocation of the word “science,” and his claim that science has a magisterium.His article is called “Trust Science.” I’m not sure what that means. What is “science,” and how do we “trust” it? Imagine if someone said:...
  • New species evolve in bursts - Red Queen hypothesis of gradual evolution undermined.

    12/10/2009 9:27:01 AM PST · by neverdem · 56 replies · 1,758+ views
    Nature News ^ | 9 December 2009 | Kerri Smith
    New species might arise as a result of single rare events, rather than through the gradual accumulation of many small changes over time, according to a study of thousands of species and their evolutionary family trees. This contradicts a widely accepted theory of how speciation occurs: that species are continually changing to keep pace with their environment, and that new species emerge as these changes accrue. Known as the 'Red Queen' hypothesis, it is named after the character in Lewis Carroll's book Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There who tells a surprised Alice: "Here, you see, it takes...
  • Biologic InstituteDesign without a Designer? (Hold onto your hat!!! Evos invite IDers to...)

    12/10/2009 11:03:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 32 replies · 1,185+ views
    Biologic Institute ^ | December 9, 2009 | Douglas Axe
    Last February I mentioned the events that would commemorate the life and work of Charles Darwin in 2009. I had no idea at the time that I would be invited to participate in one of these events. But there I was, precisely 150 years after On the Origin of Species first appeared, seated with other scientists in front of a packed room that featured, among other interesting things, a life-sized model of a baleen whale. The venue was the National Museum of Natural History in Stuttgart, Germany, and the occasion was a panel discussion titled Design without a Designer? [1]...
  • What Defines an Organism? Biologists Say 'Purpose.'

    12/10/2009 8:12:50 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 308 replies · 3,639+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 10, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    David Queller and Joan Strassmann, evolutionary biologists at Rice University, recently proposed a new way to describe what makes an organism a unified whole. They defined an organism as an entity made up of parts that cooperate well for an overall purpose, and do so with minimal conflict. But how do parts like these get together, and where does purposeful behavior come from?...
  • Environmental change via biosphere feedback mechanisms (can ID help check climate alarmists?)

    12/10/2009 7:24:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 9 replies · 746+ views
    Science Literature ^ | December 10, 2009 | David Tyler
    With millions of eyes on Copenhagen, this seems an appropriate time to ask whether ID thinking has any relevance to understanding the Earth's environment. Can design concepts help us weigh the diverse and often conflicting messages? I think ID is helpful, because features of the Earth's environments and ecologies start to take on new meaning. In this blog, I am thinking particularly of negative feedback mechanisms. Human design engineers will use negative feedback to promote stability and positive feedback to amplify an input signal. They select the mechanisms they need to achieve the desired effect. By analogy, if the Earth...
  • New Finch Species Shows Conservation, Not Macroevolution

    12/09/2009 6:13:57 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 665+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 9, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Darwins finches are a variety of small black birds that were observed and collected by British naturalist Charles Darwin during his famous voyage on the H.M.S. Beagle in the early 1800s. Years later, Darwin argued that subtle variations in their beak sizes supported his concept that all organisms share a common ancestor (a theory known as macroevolution). The finches, whose technical name is Geospiza, have since become classic evolutionary icons...
  • Why Richard Dawkins wont debate William Lane Craig

    12/09/2009 10:58:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies · 1,234+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | 12/9/2009 | William Dembski
    William Lane Craig is not only one of the worlds leading Christian apologists but he has actually made outstanding original contributions to philosophy. Yes, Craig publishes popular-level books. Unlike Dawkins, however, who in 20-years plus has been purely a popularizer (of Darwinian evolution, materialist science, and atheism), Craig continues to publish at the highest levels of the academy addressing scholars of the highest caliber (and gaining their respect). Dawkins, by contrast, increasingly appeals to the lowest common denominator. Its in this light that Dawkins glib dismissal of Craig should be viewed: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE SHORT VIDEO OF DAWKIN's...
  • Can Evolution Explain Altruism in Our Children?

    12/08/2009 7:52:39 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 69 replies · 1,806+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 8, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    esearch has shown that humans like to help, even before they are old enough to have been taught how to do so. This innate characteristic distinguishes humans from their supposed closest evolutionary family member, the chimpanzee, which doesnt demonstrate the same altruistic behavior. In studies on the subject, at only 18 months old, toddlers were observed to consistently aid unrelated adults in simple tasks such as opening a door or picking up a clothes pin. Researchers assumed then that altruism, or unselfish concern for the welfare of others, evolved early in humans. But does this conclusion necessarily follow from the...
  • Michelle Obama racism rowwhats it based on?

    12/08/2009 5:54:56 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies · 2,622+ views
    CMI ^ | December 8, 2009 | David Catchpoole, Ph.D.
    This recent BBC News header[1] was typical of the news headlines worldwide on the story: Michelle Obama racist image sparks Google apology Apparently, the image referred to was a photograph of Mrs Obama that had been manipulated to give her the facial features of a monkey. I say apparently, because the mock-up photo no longer appears as the #1 ranking on Googles list of image search results for Michelle Obama.[2] It is very clear however from the news reports of the race row[3] that in the last days that the picture was Google-accessible, it stirred many people. Such was the...
  • The Totalities of Copenhagen

    12/08/2009 12:58:20 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 629+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | December 8, 2009 | William Dembski
    The Totalities of Copenhagen William Dembski Bret Stevens article today in the WSJ, The Totalities of Copenhagen, again shows the strong parallels between the global warming debate and the evolution debate, especially with the proclivity of AGW and evolution advocates to quash all dissent. Consider, from his piece, the following characteristics of the AGW advocates: ...
  • Science Cannot Police Itself

    12/08/2009 8:26:34 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 67 replies · 1,673+ views
    Discovery News ^ | December 7, 2009 | Bruce Chapman
    In his new book, The Deniable Darwin (Discovery Institute Press, 2009), published just before the ClimateGate scandal broke, mathematician David Berlinski explained that scientists should not be trusted to check themselves--no more than anyone else on the planet, and maybe less so, since grant money is involved. Now he writes on his blog, "I Told You So." From The Deniable Darwin: My own view, repeated in virtually all of my essays, is that the sense of skepticism engendered by the sciences would be far more appropriately directed toward the sciences than toward anything else. It is not a view that...
  • Why young-age creationism is good for science

    12/07/2009 7:30:12 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 170 replies · 3,384+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Brett W. Smith
    The current treatment of young-age creationists in the scientific community and society at large is unfair and unwise. Scientists and philosophers of science, including old-age creationists and naturalists, should respect youngage creationists as legitimate contributors to science. Young-age creationists offer to the current origins science establishment a competing rational viewpoint that will augment fruitful scientific investigation through increased accountability for scientists, introduction of original hypotheses and general epistemic improvement...
  • 2009 Daniel of the Year (World Magazine Selects Stephen C. Meyer, Proponent of Intelligent Design)

    12/07/2009 10:43:28 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies · 539+ views
    WORLD MAGAZINE ^ | 12/2009 | Marvin Olasky
    Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, fights to show that all lives have eternal value because they are the work of a Creator and not the product of chance. WORLD's 12th annual Daniel of the Year does not save lives abroad, as Britain's Caroline Cox and Sudan's Michael Yerko do. Nor does he regularly save lives of the unborn, as Florida's Wanda Cohn does through her pregnancy center work. No, Stephen C. Meyer, director of the Discovery Institute's Center for Science and Culture, fights to show that those lives have eternal value because...
  • Commenter Nails the Central Issue in ClimateGate: the Rigging of Peer-Review

    12/07/2009 9:34:57 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 18 replies · 1,067+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | December 4, 2009 | Michael Egnor
    The pro-global warming blog Climate Change Denial is spinning like a top. Devastated by the revelation of pervasive fraud in climate science, the warmists are clearly dazed and grasping at any tactics that might salvage their ideological hijacking of science, now laid bare. In their latest post, "Swiftboating the Climate Scientists", they ignore the transparent scientific misconduct and fraud revealed in the highest eschalons of climate science, and accuse the skeptics of attacking climate science for base ideological motives. The term "swiftboating" alone is risible and actually revealing; warmists are nearly all leftists, still simmering over the implosion of the...
  • Raising the Banner for Creation Truth (according to the evos, these men and women aren't scientists)

    12/07/2009 8:33:19 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 234 replies · 3,999+ views
    ICR ^ | December 2009 | Various Authors
    Dr. Henry M. Morris founded the Institute for Creation Research in 1970 with a vision to uncover and present evidence for the accuracy and authority of the Bible. For almost 40 years, ICR has distinguished itself as the leader in creation science research and education, ably assisted by the many fine scientists whom God has led to work here. These men and women have dedicated their training and skills to raising the banner for the truth of our Creator God. We would like you to meet our current on-site scientists and hear their thoughts on the purpose, significance, and importance...
  • Illustrations of Ancient Humans Skew Facts - BTMS Gets it Wrong Again

    12/07/2009 2:23:10 AM PST · by Natural Law · 37 replies · 1,724+ views
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Brian Thomas
    Museums and textbooks often use artistic renderings to estimate what a fossilized animal or plant may have looked like when it was alive. These images by paleoartists put flesh and faces on skeletal structures, and they can influence public perception of early human history more than the actual scienceparticularly in regards to human evolution.
  • Evolutionary Explanations Assume Evolution Explains

    12/06/2009 7:20:24 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 155 replies · 3,050+ views
    CEH ^ | December 4, 2009
    Dec 4, 2009 The facility with which some evolutionary biologists appeal to almost magical powers of evolution to explain anything and everything is revealed in some recent science articles. Whatever needs explaining is due to evolution evidence or not. These four examples can be considered representative of the genre...
  • Global Warming Quandary Resolved

    12/06/2009 4:38:34 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,255+ views
    Darwin's God ^ | December 6, 2009 | Cornelius Hunter, Ph.D.
    New research out this week has resolved a long-standing, and important, quandary about the causes of global warming. While several models point to anthropogenic CO2 and other greenhouse gases as the leading cause of global warming, the warming trends do not quite match the history of anthropogenic CO2. In fact, shrinking glaciers and other undeniable evidences of warming trace back to about the mid seventeenth century. But this predates the significant rise in anthropogenic CO2 that came later in later centuries. Now environmental researchers have solved the puzzle...
  • Birth control leader Margaret Sanger: Darwinist, racist and eugenicist

    12/06/2009 3:25:47 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 320 replies · 4,457+ views
    Journal of Creation ^ | Jerry Bergman, Ph.D.
    Margaret Sanger was the founder of Planned Parenthood, the leading organization advocating abortion in the United States today. Darwinism had a profound influence on her thinking, including her conversion to, and active support of, eugenics. She was specifically concerned with reducing the population of the less fit, including inferior races such as Negroes. One major result of her lifelong work was to support the sexual revolution that has radically changed our society...
  • News to Note, December 5, 2009: A weekly feature examining news from the biblical viewpoint

    12/05/2009 10:29:38 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 695+ views
    AiG ^ | December 5, 2009
    Read the following mini-stories and much more by clicking the excerpt link below: 1. The Times: Evidence of Life on Mars Lurks Beneath Surface of Meteorite, Nasa Experts Claim 2. PhysOrg: Super-River Formed the English Channel 3. Wired: Theres No Such Thing as a Simple Organism 4. ScienceDaily: Study Pits Man Versus Machine in Piecing Together 425-Million-Year-Old Jigsaw 5. PhysOrg: Bacterial Gut Symbionts Are Tightly Linked with the Evolution of Herbivory in Ants 6. And Dont Miss . . .
  • New Climategate/Hitler VideoComedy Central Scoops the Networks

    12/04/2009 7:00:55 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 1,451+ views
    Uncommon Descent ^ | December 3, 2009 | Scordova
    Bill reported earlier about a Global Warming/Hitler video which was released (10/3/2009) before the climategate scandal broke out: More Global Warming Fraud HumorA new improved video has been released to incorporate the climategate scandal. Version 2, is much better, imho.Hitler was behind global warming-climategateAlso, FoxNews reports:Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate Scandal Comedy Central Scoops Network News on Climate-Gate ScandalABC didn’t cover it. CBS didn’t either. And NBC apparently wouldn’t go near it.The network news broadcasts have ignored a growing scandal over evidence of a potential climate cover-up — and now they’ve even been scooped by the fake news...
  • Taking Inspiration from Nature (see especially amazing BBC video link!)

    12/04/2009 2:09:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 70 replies · 2,303+ views
    CEH ^ | December 3, 2009
    Dec 3, 2009 In the previous entry, Darwin inspired some geologists, even though he was wrong. Here are some news stories showing nature inspiring engineers with wonders right under their noses...
  • New Zealand Climate Scientists Faked Data, Too.

    12/04/2009 8:48:59 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 28 replies · 1,574+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | December 3, 2009 | Michael Egnor
    New Zealand Climate Scientists Faked Data, Too. From Anthony Watts at Watts Up With That The New Zealand Governments chief climate advisory unit NIWA is under fire for allegedly massaging raw climate data to show a global warming trend that wasnt there. The scandal breaks as fears grow worldwide that corruption of climate science is not confined to just Britains CRU climate research centre. In New Zealands case, the figures published on NIWAs [the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric research] website suggest a strong warming trend in New Zealand over the past century [go to the link to see...
  • Scientists Back Off of Ardi Claims (Evos give climate-hoaxers a run for their money...LOL!)

    12/04/2009 8:07:39 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 665 replies · 7,523+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 4, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    In May 2009, a remarkably well-preserved extinct primate, nicknamed “Ida,” was hailed as one of the most important fossil finds ever. It had features that some interpreted as a link between two primate body forms. At the time, ICR News suggested that its evolutionary significance was far overblown, predicting that the scientific consensus would offer retractions. Those retractions came three months later, confirming that the fossil―called Darwinius―was really just an extinct lemur variety...
  • Leaked Emails May Show Global Warming Research Is a Fraud

    12/03/2009 7:24:26 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 12 replies · 1,060+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 3, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Over a thousand sensitive emails and documents from Britains Climatic Research Unit (CRU) at the University of East Anglia were published online in late November without CRUs permission. Some of their content suggests that the data used to support the theory of human -caused global warming have not been accurately represented.[1] The leaked emails have surfaced in time for the United Nations summit on climate, set to commence in December. Most of the emails are mundane, but some contain dialogue between scientists about adjusting climate data to support the man-made global warming hypothesis. The university is currently investigating the information...
  • Natural selection and change, yes; Evolution, no

    12/03/2009 6:22:56 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 38 replies · 1,374+ views
    CMI ^ | December 2, 2009 | Russell Grigg
    Natural selection and change, yes; Evolution, no --snip-- Summary 1.This episode talks much about change and natural selection, but fails to give any evidence that these produce evolution, other than for the various professors who assert that it does. 2.Darwins theory promoted the idea that man is a beast with animal lusts and no morality, and this has been gleefully accepted by much of modern society. 3.We might well ask: Why would any sane professor adopt and propagate a theory for which there is such paltry scientific evidence, which is an expression of hatred of God, and which demotes man...
  • Evolutionists retreating from the arena of science

    12/03/2009 8:35:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 371 replies · 5,254+ views
    CMI ^ | December 1, 2009 | Dave Woetzel
    Evolutionists retreating from the arena of science --snip-- Today, the Darwinian scientific consensus persists within almost every large university and governmental institution. But around the middle of the 20th century an interesting new trend emerged and has since become increasingly established. Evolutionary theorists have been forced, step by step, to steadily retreat from the evidence in the field. Some of the evidences mentioned earlier in this article were demonstrated to be frauds and hoaxes. Other discoveries have been a blow to the straightforward expectations and predictions of evolutionists. Increasingly, they have been forced to tack ad hoc mechanisms onto Darwins...
  • Darwin Was Wrong About Geology

    12/02/2009 7:13:55 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 148 replies · 2,561+ views
    CEH ^ | December 2, 2009
    Dec 2, 2009 Field geologists have revisited a site Darwin visited on the voyage of the Beagle, and found that he incorrectly interpreted what he found. A large field of erratic boulders in Tierra del Fuego that have become known as Darwins Boulders were deposited by a completely different process than he thought. The modern team, publishing in the Geological Society of Americas December issue of the GSA Today,1 noted that Darwins thinking was profoundly influenced by Lyells obsession with large-scale, slow, vertical movements of the crust, especially as manifested in his theory of submergence and ice rafting to...
  • Dinosaur Soft Tissue Finally Makes News

    12/02/2009 8:28:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 156 replies · 3,654+ views
    ICR News ^ | December 2, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Although creation-based organizations have reported for over a decade on the technical scientific journal articles published about soft tissue found inside dinosaur remains, mainstream media outlets have largely been silent on the subject. But a recent segment that aired on CBSs 60 Minutes finally broke the news to a broader audience. The soft tissue issue may be gaining more traction, and even may be changing the whole dino ballgame, according to correspondent Lesley Stahl.[1] The program is currently viewable online at the CBS website. In a field test demonstration to determine whether a dinosaur fossil was real bone, and not...
  • Donald Protheros Imaginary Evidence for Evolution (yet another evo hoax!)

    12/01/2009 6:39:06 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 152 replies · 3,224+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | December 1, 2009 | Jonathan Wells, Ph.D.
    Need evidence for Darwinian evolution? Just make it up. Thats the lesson of Donald Protheros book, Evolution: What the Fossils Say and Why It Matters (New York: Columbia University Press, 2007). Prothero is a professor of geology at Occidental College in Los Angeles. On November 30, he teamed up with atheist Michael Shermer (founding publisher of Skeptic Magazine) to debate Stephen Meyer and Richard Sternberg of the Discovery Institute. Shermer wrote the foreword to Protheros book, calling it the best book ever written on the subject. In fact, Dons visual presentation of the fossil and genetic evidence for evolution is...
  • Tweaking the Genetic Code: Debunking Attempts to Engineer Evolution

    12/01/2009 9:22:15 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 26 replies · 1,287+ views
    ACTS & FACTS ^ | December 2009 | Jeffrey Tomkins, Ph.D.
    A new concept making its way through the scientific community holds that just a few key changes in the right genes will result in a whole new life form as different from its progenitor as a bird is from a lizard![1] This idea is being applied to a number of key problems in the evolutionary model, one of which is the lack of transitional forms in both the fossil record and the living (extant) record. The new concept supposedly adds support to the "punctuated equilibrium" model proposed by the late Harvard paleontologist Stephen J. Gould. Dr. Gould derived his ideas...
  • Interview with William Dembski: The End of Christianity, Finding a Good God in an Evil World

    11/29/2009 7:22:08 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies · 521+ views
    William Dembski, who was recently elected as the new Vice President of the EPS, released his latest book earlier this month from Broadman & Holman Academic, titled, The End of Christianity: Finding a Good God in an Evil World (2009). We interviewed Dembski about his book and its implications for Christian work on the "problem of evil." -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Whats the main point that you are trying to communicate in this book? What is the end of Christianity that you speak of in your title? My book attempts to resolve how the Fall of Adam could be responsible for all evil...
  • Tale of Two Creation Films Denied First Amendment Rights on Darwin's Anniversary

    11/25/2009 7:56:35 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 179 replies · 3,262+ views
    ChristianNewsWire ^ | November 25, 2009
    HUNTSVILLE, AL, Nov. 25 Christian Newswire --Two creation films called "inappropriate" were denied the opportunity to be shown in government facilities this week--which marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "Origin of Species". While the intelligent design film "Darwin's Dilemma: The Mystery of the Cambrian Fossil Record" has not been granted permission for a showing in California, "The Mysterious Islands", a new 90-minute Vision Forum film that challenges Darwin's evolution by taking audiences back to engage the enchanted Galapagos Islands, has enjoyed a victory and will premiere as previously scheduled tonight, Nov. 25, at 6:30 PM, at...
  • 3 Trees Said to Prove Warming! (Rush Limbaugh)

    11/25/2009 2:33:23 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 15 replies · 1,269+ views
    RushLimbaugh.com ^ | November 24, 2009 | Rush Limbaugh
    3 Trees Said to Prove Warming! --snip-- That's another thing, folks. People said, "I don't get why you believe in God, Rush. Your belief in God, how does that tell you that global warming is a hoax?" Well, belief in God is a very personal thing, but I happen to believe in a loving God of creation -- and I just intellectually cannot accept the fact that a loving God which has created all this beauty and has blessed this country -- I cannot believe that a God like that -- would punish the human being he created for progress,...
  • CNN Promotes Militant Atheist Richard Dawkins and His New Book

    11/25/2009 1:26:24 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies · 959+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/25/2009 | Matthew Balan
    CNN correspondent Max Fosters short report about Richard Dawkins on Tuesdays Situation Room played more like a commercial which promoted the militant atheists new book. Despite Dawkinss past inflammatory statements about Christianity, Foster only labeled him an outspoken critic of creationism....[whose] atheist views have put him at the center of controversy [audio clip available here]. Anchor Suzanne Malveauxs introduction for the correspondents report highlighted the 150th anniversary of the printing of Charles Darwins On the Origin of Species, and how Dawkins was a controversial successor [to Darwin] carrying the torch for evolution. Foster gave a very basic description of Dawkinss...
  • Discrimination Against Intelligent Design Film Cited in California Science Center Lawsuit

    11/25/2009 10:15:23 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 58 replies · 1,647+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | November 25, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    More details are now coming out from the lawsuit filed against the California Science Center by the American Freedom Alliance (AFA), filed in the Superior Court for the State of California for the County of Los Angeles (Central District). AFA's lawsuit contends that the California Science Center engaged in viewpoint discrimination when cancelling AFA's contract to screen the pro-intelligent design (ID) documentary Darwins Dilemma at the Centers IMAX Theatre on October 25th. As discussed below, AFA's complaint contains e-mails from California Science Center staff revealing that the Center cared more about how it would be perceived by ID-critics in the...
  • California Science Center Sued for Cancelling Screening of Intelligent Design Video

    11/25/2009 9:20:44 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 7 replies · 862+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | November 24, 2009 | Casey Luskin
    A lawsuit has been filed against the California Science Center by the American Freedom Alliance (AFA) for cancelling the AFAs contract to screen the Darwins Dilemma documentary on October 25th. According to AFAs press release: American Freedom Alliance (AFA), a non-profit group, has filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles against a popular science museum for cancelling an event exploring the topic of intelligent design. The group says its free speech rights were violated when the California Science Center (CSC) abruptly reversed a decision to allow the showing of a pro-intelligent design documentary at the museums IMAX Theater. The program was...
  • Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent design (published on CNN!!!)

    11/24/2009 6:50:51 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 171 replies · 3,129+ views
    CNN ^ | November 23, 2009 | Stephen Meyer, Ph.D.
    Pro-Darwin consensus doesn't rule out intelligent design --snip-- (CNN) -- While we officially celebrate the 150th anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin's "On the Origin of Species" on November 24, celebrations of Darwin's legacy have actually been building in intensity for several years. Darwin is not just an important 19th century scientific thinker. Increasingly, he is a cultural icon. Darwin is the subject of adulation that teeters on the edge of hero worship, expressed in everything from scholarly seminars and lecture series to best-selling new atheist tracts like those by Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens. The atheists claim that...
  • The Darwin Anniversary

    11/24/2009 9:27:06 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 193 replies · 4,514+ views
    CMI ^ | November 24, 2009 | Carl Wieland
    Today, November 24, it is exactly 150 years since Charles Darwin published his On the Origin of Species. The world has been gearing up for this second echelon of celebrations for this international Year of Darwin, following on from the 200th anniversary of his birth this last February. Atheists and humanist groups in particular have seemed to be relishing the thought of giving further prominence to the ideas of their patron saint. Their adulation is heightened by their knowledge that...
  • Darwinism and the adoption of Chinese Marxism

    11/23/2009 9:37:11 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 41 replies · 3,082+ views
    Science Literature ^ | November 20, 2009 | David Tyler
    Darwinism and the adoption of Chinese Marxism According to James Pusey, writing in Nature, "Charles Darwin's banner was first unfurled in China during the Reform Movement of 1895-98, in response to China's defeat in the Sino-Japanese War." There were two groups seeking change: the reformers, who were loyal to the Manchu Qing Dynasty, and the revolutionaries, who wanted a clean break with the past. --snip-- The reformers and the revolutionaries debated vigorously "with both sides wildly waving Darwin's banner" The leaders of these movements imbibed the message of scientific racism coming from America and Europe and presented themselves as 'fit'...
  • A Global Catastrophic Event Wiped Out Ancient Forests

    11/22/2009 8:10:55 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 129 replies · 2,942+ views
    ICR News ^ | November 7, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Fungi are single or multi-celled organisms that break down organic materials, such as rotting wood, in order to absorb their nutrients. Neither plant nor animal, they range from mushrooms to single-celled yeast. Scientists were investigating organic chemicals trapped in an Italian sedimentary rock formation when they found evidence that an extinct fungus feasted on dead wood during a time when the worlds forests had been catastrophically eradicated.[1] What could have caused such a universal effect on forests, and why does organic material remain in rocks that are supposedly 251.4 million years old?...
  • ScienceDaily: Slowing Evolution to Stop Drug Resistance

    11/21/2009 3:32:25 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 6 replies · 795+ views
    AiG ^ | November 21, 2009
    ScienceDaily: Slowing Evolution to Stop Drug Resistance --snip-- For years, evolutionists have pointed to antibiotic resistance as proof of evolution in action. The argument often amounts to this (in simplified form): the fact that certain organisms grow resistant to certain antibiotics is evidence for the evolutionary idea that all animals must have descended from a single ancestor. Collapsing the argument does make it seem a bit silly, but thats our point. We certainly dont want to belittle the very real threat of dangerous organisms becoming immune to the best drugs we now have (though the vast majority of microbes are...
  • Wired: Birth of New Species Witnessed by Scientists

    11/21/2009 9:59:49 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 99 replies · 3,140+ views
    AiG ^ | November 21, 2009
    Scientists have watched as a new species is bornor is that evolved?on one of the Galapagos Islands, home of Darwins famous finches...
  • How Evolutionists Misunderstand Entropy

    11/20/2009 6:40:11 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 173 replies · 2,851+ views
    Creation Matters ^ | Timothy R. Stout
    It has always amazed me how unconcerned evolutionists seem to be about entropy and the problems it poses both for a natural origin of life and for macroevolution. The argument from entropy is one of the most powerful arguments against the spontaneous formation of life from a random association of non-living chemicals...
  • Amber-Trapped Spider Web Too Old for Evolution

    11/20/2009 8:37:04 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 56 replies · 2,508+ views
    ICR News ^ | November 20, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Amateur fossil hunters Jamie and Jonathan Hiscocks were looking for dinosaur remains in East Sussex, UK, when they instead found tiny spider webs trapped inside a piece of ancient amber. Oxford University paleobiologist Martin Brasier inspected the amber, which was assigned an age of over 100 million years. He concluded that spiders back then were able to spin webs just like today’s garden spiders.The amber-encased webbing formed concentric circles like those that contemporary orb-weaver spiders manufacture. Also evident were “little sticky droplets along the web threads to trap prey,” Brasier told the Daily Mail. He added, “You can match the...
  • "Not to mince words - the modern synthesis is gone" (another Evo abandons the HMS Beagle)

    11/20/2009 8:17:43 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 19 replies · 948+ views
    Science Literature ^ | November 18, 2009 | David Tyler, Ph.D.
    Not to mince words - the modern synthesis is gone --snip-- "The discovery of pervasive HGT and the overall dynamics of the genetic universe destroys not only the tree of life as we knew it but also another central tenet of the modern synthesis inherited from Darwin, namely gradualism. In a world dominated by HGT, gene duplication, gene loss and such momentous events as endosymbiosis, the idea of evolution being driven primarily by infinitesimal heritable changes in the Darwinian tradition has become untenable." ...
  • Creationists are liars?

    11/19/2009 3:13:17 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 327 replies · 3,502+ views
    CMI ^ | Tas Walker, Ph.D.
    Creationists are ‘liars' (?): Geologist Donald Prothero doesn’t like the fact that we don’t agree with his ideas on evolution. I love the attitude some evolutionists have toward professional, scientific debate. Because creationist scientists do not agree with their biased, subjective and unsubstantiated ideas they spit the dummy and call us liars. The latest tirade from geologist Donald Prothero is in an opinion piece in NewScientist entitled ‘Evolution: What missing link?’1 I like that title. His article was picked up by the Telegraph newspaper in the UK which reported, ‘Creationists “peddle lies about the fossil record”.’2 Lies? Are creationists really...
  • Rapid Rifting Presages Future Events

    11/19/2009 8:22:01 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 54 replies · 1,847+ views
    ICR News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    The Great Rift Valley extends some 4,000 miles southward from Syria north of Israel, through the Gulf of Aqaba, through Ethiopia, and all the way to Mozambique in southeast Africa. It harbors a giant fault, which has been under investigation as a model for sea floor spreading. A recent geologic event rent a gaping crack through the desert of Ethiopia, causing safety concerns for locals. These crustal plate motions may foreshadow rifting events further north in the Great Rift Valley...
  • Multiverse theoryunknown science or illogical raison dtre? (multiverse invented to replace God?)

    11/18/2009 5:58:48 PM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 172 replies · 3,279+ views
    CMI ^ | Gary Bates
    New Scientist magazine is generally regarded by the secular community as one of the top-ranked science magazines in the world. However, a published opinion by a regular columnist demonstrated how unscientific and anti-God some of their articles have becomesomething we have documented before (see Refutation of New Scientists Evolution: 24 myths and misconceptions). Amanda Gefter wrote an article discussing multiverse theory, or the idea that our universe may be only one of many that currently exist. Such speculations attempt to explain away the appearance of design in the universe, because of, as we shall see, the spiritual implications. In an...
  • Rapid Rifting in Ethiopia Challenges Evolutionary Model

    11/18/2009 9:13:37 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 103 replies · 2,008+ views
    ICR News ^ | Brian Thomas, M.S.
    Volcanic activity in 2005 accompanied the formation of a deep, wide rift in Ethiopia on part of the 4,000-mile-long north-to-south trending Great Rift Valley fault. Studies show that the injection of mantle material that unzipped the earth along the fault operated the same way as similar material does in less-accessible undersea rifts. Scientists knew that rifts were formed in this manner, but the suddenness of this ones formation astonished them...