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Good news before I go …

NCSE has announced that two remaining anti-evolution bills have died in committee: Alabama & Missouri. To recap the year: Mississippi – dead in committee Oklahoma – dead in committee Iowa – dead in committee New Mexico – dead in committee Florida – dead in committee Alabama – dead in committee Missouri – dead in committee…

Back in December 2006 I referred to Francis Beckwith as an ID supporter. This resulted in he informing me that he “has never been much of fan [of] design arguments, ever [and that his] interest in the debate focuses on the jurisprudential questions involving the First Amendment and what could be permissibly taught in public…

I spent this morning at a workshop for K-12 biology teachers. The workshop was organized by the School of Life Sciences here at ASU and gave some 20 students to interact with faculty regarding teaching evolution. My presentation was titled “Teaching Evolution One Icon At A Time” and aimed to educate the teachers regarding the…

Mark Chu-Carroll has done it so that you don’t have to … read the Dembski & Marks paper that I mentioned a few days back. Shorter MC-C: “Same old rubbish.” Read his full verdict here. Update (5/11): Dembski “responds” (and apparently cannot bring himself to actually name who makes the criticism) and Mark sets him…

In 2000, Baylor’s Michael Polanyi Center (Dembski’s pet project) hosted a conference title “The Nature of Nature: An Interdisciplinary Conference on the Role of Naturalism in Science”. It now looks like the proceedings of the conference are finally appearing: Bruce L. Gordon and William A. Dembski, eds., The Nature of Nature: Examining the Role of…

DI Proxies Defeated in Florida

Yet another defeat for the anti-evolutionists. NCSE is reporting that Florida’s Senate Bill 2396 has died in committee. To recap: Mississippi – dead in committee Oklahoma – dead in committee Iowa – dead in committee New Mexico – dead in committee Florida – dead in committee Alabama – in committee Missouri – in committee Texas…

In the past I have argued that historians of science probably need to get more involved with the fight for good science education. Michael Barton has brought my attention to historian Abigail Lustig giving testimony before the Texas Board of Education.

Slouching towards stupidity

John West over at the DI moans: David Klinghoffer has a provocative essay commemorating the 10th anniversary of the Columbine High School massacre in Colorado. Klinghoffer notes that Columbine killer Eric Harris was inspired in part by his fanatical devotion to Darwinian natural selection, a trait Harris unfortunately shared with many opponents of human dignity…

Happy Paul Nelson Day!

Today we celebrate Paul Nelson Day in honor of the five year anniversary of his theory of “ontogenic depth” and a promised exposition that has never appeared. Methods of celebration vary – PZ has in the past suggested that we should make it a point to ask people “How do you know that?” today, and…

Guaranteed to enrage Michael Egnor

Most readers probably have heard of Michael Egnor, the DI’s pet neurosurgeon. Egnor has been harping on about what he perceives as the lack of utility of evolution – which he, of course, equates with “Darwinism” – in medicine since 2007, and various folks here have commented on what has been termed his “egnorance“. This…