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  • Monkey Business at Amazon

    Hmm, what's this? We noticed that overnight eight 5-star reviews for Stephen Meyer's book Darwin's Doubt were mysteriously erased. Just vanished. Since these were positive reviews, it is unlikely they were "abusive" which is the normal criterion that Amazon has for removing reviews. Interesting. These kinds of shenanigans always seem to happen when our critics are feeling maximally pressed because they can't answer our arguments on the merits. They thus see the need to resort to schemes and tricks. It's an admission of intellectual defeat. We've also heard claims about people trying to reshelf Meyer's book in the religion section...
  • Darwin's Doubt

    07/16/2013 11:44:20 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 156 replies
    Townhall ^ | July 09, 2013 | Frank Turek
    Darwin’s Doubt Darwin’s Doubt, the brand new New York Times bestseller by Cambridge-trained Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, is creating a major scientific controversy. Darwinists don’t like it. Meyer writes about the complex history of new life forms in an easy to understand narrative style. He takes the reader on a journey from Darwin to today while trying to discover the best explanation for how the first groups of animals arose. He shows, quite persuasively, that Darwinian mechanisms don’t have the power to do the job. Using the same investigative forensic approach Darwin used over 150 years ago, Meyer investigates the central...
  • Darwin’s Doubt

    07/19/2013 12:41:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/09/2013 | Frank Turek
    Darwin’s Doubt, the brand new New York Times bestseller by Cambridge-trained Ph.D., Stephen Meyer, is creating a major scientific controversy. Darwinists don’t like it. Meyer writes about the complex history of new life forms in an easy to understand narrative style. He takes the reader on a journey from Darwin to today while trying to discover the best explanation for how the first groups of animals arose. He shows, quite persuasively, that Darwinian mechanisms don’t have the power to do the job. Using the same investigative forensic approach Darwin used over 150 years ago, Meyer investigates the central doubt Darwin...
  • “Signature of Controversy,” Stephen Meyer, et al. – Free eBook Download

    05/17/2010 9:26:50 AM PDT · by MarianoApologeticus · 6 replies · 154+ views
    True Freethinker ^ | May 15, 2010 AD | Mariano Grinbank
    Signature of Controversy is a new e-book that counter-argues to criticism of Stephen Meyer’s book Signature in the Cell. It consists of various essays by David Berlinski, David Klinghoffer, Casey Luskin, Paul Nelson, Jay Richards, Richard Sternberg and Stephen Meyer. Here is a paragraph from the intro: Published in 2009, Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design is recognized as establishing one of the strongest pillars underlying the argument for intelligent design. To call the book fascinating and important is an understatement. No less interesting in its way, however, was the critical response and it is...
  • Books of the Year 2009 (Times Literary Supplement Selects Intelligent Design Book as one of them)

    12/11/2009 8:52:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies · 887+ views
    The Times Literary Supplement ^ | 12/2009 | THOMAS NAGEL
    Signature in the Cell Named One of Top Books of the Year by Times Literary Supplement Stephen Meyer's Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design is being named one of the top books of 2009 in the prestigious Times Literary Supplement (TLS) annual "Books of the Year" issue. The selection was made by prominent philosopher (and noted atheist) Thomas Nagel at New York University. The books issue is not online yet, but the TLS website has posted a preview of Nagel's endorsement of the book. Below is Nagel's reason for selecting the book : Stephen C....
  • Intelligent Design Book Cracks Bestseller List at Amazon.com

    11/17/2009 8:18:52 AM PST · by GodGunsGuts · 72 replies · 2,206+ views
    Evolution News & Views ^ | November 16, 2009 | Robert Crowther
    Signature in the Cell makes 2009 list of top ten bestselling science books Today Amazon.com announced their bestselling books of 2009 and Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design (HarperOne) by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer made the top ten in the science category. According to Amazon.com, books on its 2009 list of best sellers are “[r]anked according to customer orders through October. Only books published for the first time in 2009 are eligible.” The book's publisher, HarperOne, reports that the book is entering its fifth printing in as many months, and continues to sell strongly both...
  • Leading Darwinist Richard Dawkins Dodges Debates, Refuses to Defend Evolution...(what a coward!)

    10/07/2009 8:18:14 AM PDT · by GodGunsGuts · 79 replies · 3,666+ views
    Discovery Institute ^ | October 6, 2009
    Seattle – Richard Dawkins, the world’s leading public spokesman for Darwinian evolution and an advocate of the “new atheism,” has refused to debate Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, a prominent advocate of intelligent design and the author of the acclaimed Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design. “Richard Dawkins claims that the appearance of design in biology is an illusion and claims to have refuted the case for intelligent design,” says Dr. Meyer who received his Ph.D. in the philosophy of science from the University of Cambridge in England. “But Dawkins assiduously avoids addressing the key evidence...
  • Intelligent Design Grounded in Strong Science

    12/17/2005 9:55:08 PM PST · by Coleus · 9 replies · 562+ views
    CBN News ^ | Gailon Totheroh
    SEATTLE, Washington - The Dover, Pennsylvania school board is on trial in the state capitol. Their crime? They wanted to tell high school students once a year that evolution is only a theory. They also wanted to mention an alternate theory: Intelligent Design, or ID. That was too much for some parents. They sued, claiming ID is religious and therefore illegal in school. The judge will decide the case in the next few weeks. So is ID really just religion in disguise? Do both biology and astronomy support ID? And who are these people promoting ID? To answer those questions,...
  • 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...
  • Smithsonian Scientist's Complaint Backed [or "unsupported" -- about the Meyer ID article]

    08/17/2005 4:37:36 AM PDT · by PatrickHenry · 140 replies · 1,593+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 16 August 2005 | Joyce Howard Price
    A preliminary federal investigation supports a government scientist's complaint that he was shown bias by Smithsonian Institution colleagues after a science journal he edited published a report on the theory of "intelligent design." However, the Office of Special Counsel informed the complainant, Richard Sternberg, that it is ending the probe into the case because of jurisdictional questions and the Smithsonian's refusal to "voluntarily participate in any additional investigation" into his grievance. [Snip, because we must excerpt articles from this source] Mr. Sternberg, a research associate at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History, said he was "singled out for harassment and...
  • Stephen C. Meyer Article: The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories

    02/26/2005 4:45:01 PM PST · by DannyTN · 1,003 replies · 9,993+ views
    Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington ^ | January 26, 2005 | Stephen C. Meyer
    On August 4th, 2004 an extensive review essay by Dr. Stephen C. Meyer, Director of Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture appeared in the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington (volume 117, no. 2, pp. 213-239). The Proceedings is a peer-reviewed biology journal published at the National Museum of Natural History at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. In the article, entitled “The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories”, Dr. Meyer argues that no current materialistic theory of evolution can account for the origin of the information necessary to build novel animal forms. He proposes...
  • Science's New Heresy Trial: (Persecution of Scientific Thought)

    02/23/2005 3:47:00 PM PST · by DannyTN · 327 replies · 2,730+ views
    Discovery Institute News ^ | February 18, 2005 | Gene Edward Veith, World Magazine
    Science is typically praised as open-ended and free, pursuing the evidence wherever it leads. Scientific conclusions are falsifiable, open to further inquiry, and revised as new data emerge. Science is free of dogma, intolerance, censorship, and persecution. By these standards, Darwinists have become the dogmatists. Scientists at the Smithsonian Institute, supported by American taxpayers, are punishing one of their own simply for publishing an article about Intelligent Design. Stephen Meyer, who holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge and is a research fellow at the Discovery Institute, wrote an article titled "The Origin of Biological Information and the Higher Taxonomic Categories." As...
  • Science's new heresy trial

    02/11/2005 12:34:49 PM PST · by Zender500 · 84 replies · 1,268+ views
    WORLD ^ | 2/19/05 | Gene Edward Veith
    A Smithsonian-backed editor is defrocked by the priesthood of science for publishing an article on Intelligent Design Science is typically praised as open-ended and free, pursuing the evidence wherever it leads. Scientific conclusions are falsifiable, open to further inquiry, and revised as new data emerge. Science is free of dogma, intolerance, censorship, and persecution. By these standards, Darwinists have become the dogmatists. Scientists at the Smithsonian Institute, supported by American taxpayers, are punishing one of their own simply for publishing an article about Intelligent Design. Stephen Meyer, who holds a Ph.D. from Cambridge and is a research fellow at the...
  • 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...
  • STATEMENT FROM THE COUNCIL OF THE BIOLOGICAL SOCIETY OF WASHINGTON (ON THE MEYER ID PAPER)

    01/31/2005 8:34:48 PM PST · by freespirited · 43 replies · 1,110+ views
    The paper by Stephen C. Meyer, "The origin of biological information and the higher taxonomic categories," in vol. 117, no. 2, pp. 213-239 of the Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, was published at the discretion of the former editor, Richard v. Sternberg. Contrary to typical editorial practices, the paper was published without review by any associate editor; Sternberg handled the entire review process. The Council, which includes officers, elected councilors, and past presidents, and the associate editors would have deemed the paper inappropriate for the pages of the Proceedings because the subject matter represents such a significant departure...
  • Smithsonian in uproar over intelligent-design article

    01/31/2005 12:15:48 PM PST · by Grey Rabbit · 333 replies · 5,693+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | January 29, 2005
    WND EVOLUTION WATCH Smithsonian in uproar over intelligent-design article Museum researcher's career threatened after he published favorable piece Posted: January 29, 2005 1:00 a.m. Eastern © 2005 WorldNetDaily.com The career of a prominent researcher at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington is in jeopardy after he published a peer-reviewed article by a leading proponent of intelligent design, an alternative to evolutionary theory dismissed by the science and education establishment as a tool of religious conservatives. Stephen Meyer's article advocates the theory of intelligent design. (Photo courtesy Discovery Institute) Richard Sternberg says that although he continues to work...
  • The Branding of a Heretic

    01/28/2005 6:50:34 AM PST · by Heartlander · 120 replies · 1,643+ views
    The Wall Street Journal and Discovery Institute ^ | January 28, 2005 | David Klinghoffer
    The Branding of a Heretic By: David Klinghoffer The Wall Street Journal January 28, 2005 Original ArticleRelated information The question of whether Intelligent Design (ID) may be presented to public-school students alongside neo-Darwinian evolution has roiled parents and teachers in various communities lately. Whether ID may be presented to adult scientific professionals is another question altogether but also controversial. It is now roiling the government-supported Smithsonian Institution, where one scientist has had his career all but ruined over it. The scientist is Richard Sternberg, a research associate at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History in Washington. The holder...