It’s not like it needed any extra confirmation, really, but further evidence that the Seattle-based intelligent design think-tank that is the Discovery Institute is actually a stealth traditional creationist organisation is about to be dropped in August, in the form of a new book. “Science and Human Origins” by Discovery Institute regulars Ann Gauger, Douglas Axe and Casey Luskin (and from Discovery Institute Press), according to the book description on Amazon, is set to “…challenge the claim that undirected natural selection is capable of building [...]
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Intelligent design news and discussion from the 19th of May to the 2nd of June, 2011.
Exams, exams and more exams are what’re coming up in my life soon, so understandably I’ve been a little sidetracked from blogging. But no fear! TWiID is back after a week off (I’m lucky the acronym still fits after I use the alternate multi-week title, I suppose), and I’m ready to get stuck into some ID news and discussion. The big story over the past week has been the Louisiana Science Education Act (LSEA), [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 28th of April to the 18th of May, 2011.
Finally! It’s back again, your fix of ID news and discussion. To make up for my three-week-long absence, this post will cover five of the top ID blog posts from the past three weeks. Lucky for me then that it hasn’t been an especially busy time for the ID community during my break – otherwise I’d have a much bigger job on my hands.
Anyway, enough grovelling, let’s get into it.
Today’s posts are about Osama [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 21st of April to the 27th of April, 2011.
The Discovery Institute has been extremely relaxed with its posting over the last week – partially explaining why this is slightly late, there was no massive compulsion on my part to hastily set the record straight on certain blog posts before other new items swallowed the spotlight – and whether this is an external representation of the internal busyness of the organisation, I’m not sure. Perhaps Casey Luskin was too busy doing proper science-attorney things too [...]
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2010 has come and gone: the year of the iPad, the year of the drama surrounding Wikileaks, the year I first gained university access to scientific papers… But what happened in the intelligent design movement during that fateful year? Did anything important happen to the Discovery Institute, the infamous Seattle-based ID think tank?
I’ll be going back through the Internet archives to find out what 2010 held for the ID movement, what “research” was published, what books were released, what lawsuits exploded, among other things. I wrote [...]
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If you’ve been around any of the major intelligent design blogs over the past year, you’ll probably be familiar with BIO-Complexity already. For those unfamiliar, it’s an online, open-access, pro-intelligent design journal that claims to incorporate peer review – an essential part of the modern scientific process – into its operations. However, peer review doesn’t mean much when all your peers are highly sympathetic to your hypotheses and conclusions, and the intelligent design community has always been partial to letting sympathetic scientists endorse [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 8th of December to the 14th of December, 2010.
As per usual, the intelligent design movement hasn’t been churning out articles of particularly good quality lately – hence my laziness with last week’s (nonexistent) post. Trust me, you didn’t miss anything important. But then again, is the aim of this segment really to highlight important information that all skeptics and science-lovers should know, or is it merely entertainment? That’s a question for you philosophers to work out. As for the rest of us, why don’t [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 25th of August to the 31st of August, 2010.
This week was a standard week for the online presence of the intelligent design movement – nothing special, but nothing particularly boring. Just your stock-standard anti-scientific writing, with an extremely liberal (more like conservative) dose of Denyse O’Leary. Strap yourself in, it’s going to be a (slightly-shorter-than-usual) wild ride. How far do you think you can read?