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Kentucky Drops Out of the Race

picked up via DeadState (from June 25, 2013) Kentucky’s ‘Creation Museum’ in Financial Trouble Due to Declining Attendance from Slate After walking us through the opening verses of Genesis, [Ken] Ham proclaims that “we can say 100%, absolutely for sure, … Continue reading

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Those HOTS again

We oppose the teaching of Higher Order Thinking Skills (HOTS) (values clarification), critical thinking skills and similar programs that are simply a relabeling of Outcome-Based Education (OBE) (mastery learning) which focus on behavior modification and have the purpose of challenging … Continue reading

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The Hard Problem

Evolution Made Us All from Ben Hillman on Vimeo. Actually, the proposition here over-generalizes, but it is apparently true for biological life. I don’t track the follies of Intelligent Design anywhere near as closely as I used to, yet I … Continue reading

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Fodor, Nagel, and Philosophy-In-Decline

Philosophers Rip Darwin By Michael Ruse The Chronicle of Higher Education “Doubters Rip Darwin — Badly” would have been better. In his article, Michael Ruse adds Thomas Nagel to the fold of philosophers seeming to enter a late, demented phase … Continue reading

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The Medium Is The Message

I’m building up to a brief presentation based in a novel concept about the ongoing bumper car action between theists, atheists and new agers; soon enough. This video from attorney Victor Zammit has stand-alone appeal. One conclusion from viewing Zammit’s … Continue reading

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At Least, A Clear Statement

One thing I’ll give the Muslim creationist Harun Yahya credit for is that he states his sense of the facts of the matter courageously, whereas, the stateside Intelligent Design crew has come to do everything but state clearly, or do … Continue reading

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Do Particles Bounce?

Deepak Chopra, the new age maven, regularly contributes to the Huffington Post. Today, he starts out with this: I. This year, the world celebrated Charles Darwin’s 200th birthday. But now that all the backslapping is nearing an end, it may … Continue reading

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Favorite Humorists

Using Google alerts, the philosopher Bradley Monton drifts on my radar screen with increasing regularity. Why? He’s a philosophically-minded proponent of the validity of the motive behind the “research” program of Intelligent Design. Also, his work is unintentionally really amusing. … Continue reading

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ORIGINS OF THE IGNORAMUS

via Ron Chusid, from an interview of Rush Limbaugh by Matt Drudge. Context: a full skeleton of an early presumed primate, Darwinius masillae, was discovered (story@Pharyngula; This is an important new fossil, a 47 million year old primate nicknamed Ida. … Continue reading

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WHINING TAKES TIME

Dr. Brian C. Melton, Assistant Professor of History at Liberty University, writing at the web site Intellectual Conservative, Human Origins and a Side of Fries: Refuting a Popular Neo-Darwinian Position. [A] A prime example of this appeared in Expelled, when … Continue reading

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TAYLOR COUNTY DEVOLVES

By way of the blog of Florida Citizens for Science comes a capture from the notes of a Taylor County Florida school board meeting. Upon motion by Danny Lundy, seconded by Darrell Whiddon the Board adopted/approved the: 1.) Resolution regarding … Continue reading

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WHAT’S THAT SMELL

From a little-read but always amusing web site called, Intellectual Conservative. Article: Darwin’s Lapdog Thinks You’re an ID-iot! By Jeff Osonitsch Money quote: Johnson claims that ID is not scientific because “it predicts nothing, since it essentially states that everything … Continue reading

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TRUE BELIEVERS

It seems some leading lights of the anti-God, pro-evolution have become ensnared by an “op” of the intelligent design brotherhood. The NYT reports today the film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” is a scree made to support ID and issues of … Continue reading

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MONKEY PREZ

Bill Maher embarrassed Mike Huckabee and himself during a brief inquiry into the Republican candidate’s position on evolution on a segment on Maher’s show Sunday. Maher’s sloppy question, “Don’t you believe we’re descended from monkeys?” is obviously the wrong formulation … Continue reading

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FUDD

Alright, I waded through Behe’s Edge of Evolution. It provides no positive argument. At all. Counting here its argument from incredulity just for what it is: what biologists can’t readily explain to Behe’s satisfaction must allow for some other explanation. … Continue reading

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WITHOUT A TRACE

I’ve been trudging through the commentaries on Behe and his new book. This is exhausting. I know how it ends. In a nutshell, Behe has accepted all but the remarkable causal supposition of modern evolutionary explanation. This rejected supposition in … Continue reading

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BEHEMaTH

Post-creationist Michael Behe has a new book, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, and I’ll be adding to my comments here over the next few days. I am not in any way qualified to evaluate … Continue reading

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PINCH ME, PLEASE PINCH KEN HAM

The truths of science and faith are complementary: they deal with very different questions, but they do not contradict each other because the spiritual order and the material order were created by the same God. It does not strike me … Continue reading

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A BRIDGE TOO FAR

Wow! An underling of Georgia state legislator Ben Bridges writes a memo tagging a Jewish Pharisee conspiracy as the cause of “secular evolution science”. Then, after lying about it in the aftermath of the memo’s stirring the pot, State rep. … Continue reading

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ALL AT ONCE I.

These videos are so funny that I’ll post several. They unwittingly prove a number of points. One: circular arguments can be humorous. Two: should we learn there is an intelligent designer, said designer has a big sense of humor, proved … Continue reading

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