Archive for Evolution

Question about Intelligent Design

Hey folks, I am sorry for being so lax in my usual Sunday postings. All I can say is, I’ve had a lot going in my personal life. I hope in September I’ll have a routine established again. In the meantime, I think some of my spiritual thoughts will find expression in the solo episodes […]

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Bill Nye, the Strawman Guy

I was in the bookstore recently and couldn’t resist browsing Bill Nye’s book Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. (I note, mostly for laughs, that his title is itself incorrect: His whole book is about a bunch of people who deny evolution.) Here’s a photo I took from the beginning. In just these two […]

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Is There Anybody Out There?

Sorry for the sporadic blogging; I’ve been traveling a lot. I missed Sunday’s post, but this one–though related to current events science news–will have obvious religious overtones. On Facebook Daniel Kuehn shared this HuffPo article about a recent NASA panel telling the general public about the search for extraterrestrial life. Here is the opening of […]

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Reprint From 2006: Judging the ID / Darwinian Debate

Editor’s Note: Someone recently asked me about William Dembski (one of the leaders in the Intelligent Design [ID] movement) and so I dug up this old article from 2006 that I originally wrote for LewRockwell.com. Since we’ve been discussing this debate on and off here recently, I thought some of you would enjoy this. To provide […]

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The Union of Concerned Scientists Explains Their Problems With “Intelligent Design”

In my previous post, people in the comments invoked the No True Atheist defense, saying that I was wrong to claim that many professional biologists, when addressing the Intelligent Design (ID) movement, made sweeping statements that rule out even alien designers. Well, here is the official statement on ID from the Union of Concerned Scientists. […]

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The Unexpected Relevance of the Missing Airliner to the Evolution Debate

As crystallized in my recent Facebook Status Update: So a lot of the news commentary is talking about the fact that the course diversion of the Malaysian flight seems deliberate, rather than accidental. That means the investigators have called in priests, right? I mean, from the evolution debate, I heard that looking for signs of […]

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Further Thoughts on Evolution

A month or two ago Jim Manzi dropped a link in the comments here to his dispute with Jerry Coyne on evolution. Here was Manzi’s original salvo, here’s Coyne’s response, and then Manzi answers again. They key point in all of this is that Manzi was not denying, say, that all existing life forms have […]

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