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 8th of September to the 14th of September, 2010.
Time to dim the lights, pull out the incense, and prepare ourselves for a soothing night of reading about what the intelligent design movement has got up to lately. It always relaxes me to know what the Discovery Institute thinks about things like the morality of evolutionary biology, God, antibiotic resistance, dead evolutionary biologists and feathers. It’s almost as good as a full body massage, but with more superficial work and less deep muscle action. Just [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 20th of July to the 27th of July, 2010.
Another week of slow news from the world of intelligent design, with much cross-posting from the Discovery Institute amongst its many blogs, probably to make it seem like they had more things to talk about than they did. A useful tactic, I’m sure. Perhaps we skeptics should try it some time? Let’s all just re-blog the same post for a few days and see if anyone notices. I bet they won’t.
So, this week I’ll be [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 27th of April to the 3rd of May, 2010.
This is a new regular segment that aims to condense the constant stream of content that the Discovery Institute, that shining beacon of incredible scientific output, produces into handy, bite-sized chunks that won’t make your brain explode. In essence, I’m reading their writing so that you don’t have to. It’s okay, it’s okay, you don’t have to thank me…
Shall we get started?
On Uncommon Descent, vjtorley posted a two-part (no, [...]
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Cornelius Hunter, the Discovery Institute fellow who fills out a large percentage of Uncommon Descent‘s recent archives via his own blog, Darwin’s God, has said many a daft thing in the past few months (since I’ve let my watchful eye slip from his RSS feed to other creationist-unrelated things), most of which are comment-worthy. However, I’ve decided to jump back now into looking at what he’s saying because of a particular blog post that he published a couple of days ago – [...]
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Rounding out the Early Evolution Predictions on Darwin’s Predictions, we have a prediction about the simple beginnings of life. Well, it’s more a rant about how evolution can’t explain the complexity of living systems, but I’ll describe it in the way that Cornelius describes it. This way I don’t have the “quote-mining” argument twisted at me like I know it inevitably will be.
After yesterday’s PZ Myers fiasco, I think Cornelius really needs to redeem himself. Will he do it with [...]
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I wanted to call this post something along the lines of “PZ Myers vs. Cornelius Hunter”, but I chose not to for two reasons. One, it makes me sound like the sensationalist tabloid-esque bloggers that I tend shy away from, and two, it makes it sound like Cornelius is on equal footing with PZ. We wouldn’t want that now, would we?
Pharyngula, if you haven’t heard of it, is an insanely popular science/skeptical blog written by the legendary PZ Myers. PZ recently commented on an opinion [...]
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More Cornelius? Why yes, I can never get enough. But seriously, while the people who come to this blog from links and referrals might find this stuff really boring, and I apologise for that, I think that it’s important to have a counter to Cornelius’s claims up on the Internet somewhere. The Discovery Institute is well funded, and their roots spread wide and deep throughout the Internet. A person who is unsure about how they feel about evolution, or is trying to reconsile the science with their [...]
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After I finished the DNA Predictions on Cornelius Hunter’s Darwin’s Predictions website, I felt something lacking in my life. It felt as if I had a large, Cornelius-shaped hole in my Internet experience. I was craving his wit, his sense of humour, his unique writing style that always had me coming back for more. Yes, I realised I was totally addicted to bass him. So, without wasting any time, expect perhaps spending quite a few hours at school and sleeping, I’ve come back to fulfil [...]
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This breakdown is more from Cornelius Hunter’s Darwin’s Predictions website, focusing on the last of his DNA predictions, this time about the fundamental molecular processes of the cell and how predictions made about them by Darwinian evolution have been thoroughly falsified. This is true? Is it even a prediction of evolutionary theory like Cornelius says it is? We shall see, we shall see…
Article link: DNA Predictions: Fundamental molecular processes, by Cornelius Hunter