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Buell Begs for Cash

Peter Irons sent along this link, a fundraising letter from Foundation for Thought and Ethics (FTE) founder Jon Buell. FTE is the group that put out Of Pandas and People and is now trying its damnedest to put out The Design of Life, the next edition of Pandas. But they’re out of money to do…

Steve Fuller’s Strange Arguments

Perhaps the strangest part of the Dover trial was the testimony of Steve Fuller, a sociologist and philosopher of science from the UK. His testimony frankly left a lot of us scratching our heads and wondering A) why the defense called him as an expert witness and B) whether he actually believes much of what…

More DI Lies About Axe’s Research

I have used the analogy before comparing the ID movement to the movie Weekend at Bernie’s, where two guys drag a dead body around pretending it’s alive to keep the party going a little longer. But nowhere is that analogy more accurate than in the IDers constant flogging of the protein research of Douglas Axe,…

About halfway down this page you will find John Derbyshire’s latest scathing shot at the ID movement in the wake of the Dover ruling. I’ll post a long excerpt below the fold:

The Sternberg saga continues, spurred by this podcast by the DI’s Rob Crowther. They’re still flogging this silly claim that the NCSE was “spying on” Sternberg; in fact, all they were doing was trying to find out whether he was in league with Meyer and the DI to surreptitiously get Meyer’s substandard and inappropriate article…

Answering Cordova on ID’s Goals

Sal Cordova has left a very fascinating comment on an earlier thread and I want to move it up here because I don’t want it to get lost. I think what he says is very, very revealing about the goals and tactics of the ID movement. Ironically, his comment was an attempt to answer my…

Casey Luskin has been writing a series of posts on the DI blog that alleges to contain “International Scientific Discoveries Since Kitzmiller Which Support ID.” You can see Part 3 here, and you’re gonna love it. In the entire series, there is not a single research article that actually supports ID; all Luskin does is…

MikeGene’s Anti-ID Typology

Just noticed this post from MikeGene on Telic Thoughts, where he offers a typology of ID critics. I actually think it’s a reasonably accurate typology, though I think his choice of words in saying that the Richard Dawkins type of ID critic wants to “coerce people” into accepting their beliefs is both inaccurate and needlessly…

Behe v Dembski

In doing some research on a post about one of Behe’s papers, I came across this little gem. Back in 2004, around the time he and David Snoke published their paper in Protein Science, William Dembski announced at DDDV that this paper “may well be the nail in the coffin [and] the crumbling of the…

Behe and Falsification

Over at UD, GilDodgen has a long quote from Michael Behe claiming that ID is easily falsified while evolution cannot be. The quote is from the DVD Case for a Creator (this should of course really be “Case for an unnamed, undefined and possibly non-divine intelligent designer”, but apparently they were feeling a bit lazy…