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As an alternative to biblical creationism, Intelligent Design infers a less obtrusive God to explain life on Earth. This deity doesn’t hurl bolts of lightning, unless it’s with the express purpose of sparking abiogenesis in the primordial soup. On EvolutionBlog, Jason Rosenhouse dismisses probabilistic arguments against the likelihood of complex organisms, explaining that even the most…

In his inaugural address January 20, President Obama made a promise to America to “restore science to its rightful place.” At Seed Media Group, we are firmly committed to President Obama’s vision and will work to make it a reality. To this end, we have launched a new initiative we’re calling The Rightful Place Project,…

President Obama’s inaugural address yesterday was met with enthusiasm by ScienceBloggers, who were particularly pleased by his promise to “restore science to its rightful place.” But it was the inclusion of “non-believers” among the nation’s religions that prompted the most discussion.William Connolley of Stoat called it “a token nod” in the midst of a mostly…

In this week’s Science Saturday, science writers Chris Mooney and Carl Zimmer look ahead at the scientific controversies and discoveries of the coming year. Will Craig Venter finally produce artificial life in 2009? Will NASA find proof of Martian life? Will the public become even less informed about science? And perhaps most importantly, will Obama’s…