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Responding to the DI

The Discovery Institute is apparently going to come out with a report tomorrow outlining 14 “false facts” in my book. I hope that the first I hear about the contents of this report is not on the air with Michael Medved. We’ll see.

Man, I just arrived in Seattle and had scarcely gotten a nap in when I woke up to find this: SEATTLE — In his book The Republican War on Science, Chris Mooney declares war on intelligent design, calling it a “reactionary crusade” promoted by “[s]cience abusers.” Discovery Institute now responds to Mooney’s war on intelligent…

You Might Think I’m Crazy…

Okay, I’m readying myself for the criticisms and hate mail….I have agreed to debate Jonathan Wells again, this time for an hour. And it’s going to be on a conservative show: The Michael Medved Show out of Seattle. We’re doing it in studio, from 1 to 2 pm PT, on Friday. Okay, now’s your chance…

Panda’s Thumb on Wells

You folks may have found it already, but Panda’s Thumb is in the midst of posting a series of takedowns of Jonathan Wells’ new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. Having read the book myself, I was very, very unimpressed by the attack on evolution that Wells offered. But not being…

Here is how Wells ends his book: So a growing number of bright young men and women have the courage to question Darwinism, study intelligent design, and follow the evidence where it leads. They know they are in the middle of a major scientific revolution. And the future belongs to them. (p. 207) This is…

Well, I continue to peruse The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design in anticipation of the debate tonight. (11 pm ET, the Alan Colmes Show, website here.) By this point in the text, Wells is done debunking evolution; now he’s on to promoting intelligent design. In the “debunk evolution” section, he tried to…

One of the things I have tried to do, as a journalist who’s been cast in the role of a defender of science ever since the publication of The Republican War on Science, is to take on some of the attackers. That’s why I agreed to debate Jonathan Wells this coming Tuesday night, and it’s…

Arguing By Definition

Well, I just started reading The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design. All in all, I find Wells fairly lucid at the beginning of this book and I agree with most of the definitions he offers about what “evolution” is, what “creation” is, and so forth. In short, Wells starts out a lot…

Debating Jonathan Wells

Well, summer has been fun, but it’s time to get back in business. So I just agreed to debate anti-evolutionist Jonathan Wells on the Alan Colmes Show on Fox Radio, next Tuesday, August 22, from 11:00 to 11:30 ET. Wells, you may or may not know, is author of Icons of Evolution, and now he’s…

London Dispatch # 1

Dude, I fricken love that Chuck Darwin is on the ten pound note. Also, I saw a fox this morning while jogging in Hyde Park. And these birds: Greylag Goose, Grey Heron, Blackbird, Black-headed Gull, Carrion Crow (probably), Tufted Duck (I think), Great Crested Grebe, Lesser Black Backed Gull (probably), Magpie, Mute Swan, Woodpigeon, and…