Intelligent Design

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Rosenhouse on ID and Information

Jason Rosenhouse attended an ID conference in Knoxville last weekend and has been posting about some of the presentations there (Part one, part two, part three). Part three is very interesting as it is primarily about the ID argument about information in the genome. You will often hear this stated in one of two ways,…

Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic, has long been locked in a pissing contest with PZ Myers over his nonsensical statements about evolution. I’ve stayed out of that for the most part, but when I saw this post I had to speak up. Here Adams displays why no one should take his views on…

Steve Reuland has an excellent post at the Panda’s Thumb shredding the DI’s claim that 2/3 of doctors reject evolution. For nearly 2 years now, the DI has been making this claim and it’s based on a Finkelstein survey that they go to great lengths to selectively distort to try and support their argument. The…

Continuing an earlier pattern, Dembski has finally managed to discover what was in the public record all along: Over a year ago I urged readers of UD to provide me with behind-the-scenes correspondence showing that the NCSE (National Center for Science Education) and others had attempted to derail Richard Sternberg’s career after The Proceedings of…

Wells’ Silly Rhetoric

Over at the DI blog, Jonathan Wells has a profoundly ridiculous essay comparing evolution to alchemy and marxism. It’s chock full of that shallow rhetoric for which he has become famous. Like this: I recently found myself in a conversation with two college undergraduates, both of them seniors in the natural sciences (physics and biochemistry,…

Dembski on Vestigial Structures

Dembski has a post making an absolutely silly argument about vestigial structures. Actually two silly arguments. Here’s the first one: Vestigial structures in biology are commonly cited as evidence for evolution, and it may well be that they did evolve. But if it is evidence of evolution, it is evolution in the wrong direction —…

Neurosurgeon Challenges Evolution

Last week I had a post fisking Nathan Bradfield’s ignorance about evolution and his trumpeting of the DI’s famous list of dissenting scientists. One of the names mentioned in his article was that of Michael Egnor, one of the folks who has signed the DI’s list, but is not a scientist but a professor of…

Bradfield on Evolution

If you thought Nathan Bradfield’s take on church and state was absurd and overly simplistic, wait till you see what he has to say about evolution. To begin with, he’s getting his information from the Worldnutdaily, which is a bit like learning about physics by reading Highlights. He’s parroting this article about the Discovery Institute’s…

PZ Rips Wells

As a follow up on that absurd video of Casey Luskin and the DI making a big deal out of Haeckel’s embryos in the movie Flock of Dodos, PZ Myers has been doing a terrific job of ripping their arguments apart and showing how the DI is not only lying about what the movie says,…

Templeton Foundation Blasts ID

This is going to be so much fun to watch the IDers try to spin. The Templeton Foundation, easily the largest and most prominent support of projects that point to the reconciliation of science and religion, has delivered a blistering public rebuke to the intelligent design movement in a letter to the LA Times. I’ll…