Intelligent design news and discussion for the month of June, 2011.
I thought it would be best to wait until a month had passed to start doing TWiID again, mainly because:
I think whole anthropochronological divisions are beautiful, in a rather frivolous way, and Not many overtly, over-the-top exciting ID things happened in June that warranted immediate attention by my loosely serious writings.
As such, this will be a slight departure from the usual TWiID style you might be used to. Instead of going into detail on only three or [...]
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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 30th of March to the 5th of April, 2011.
Sometimes, keeping up with the intelligent design movement can feel like a full-time job. Other times… not so much. While some of the output by the Discovery Institute and its related organisations is somewhat novel, most of it is simply rehashed ideas from a limited pool. This week was a fairly good example of the latter. We had copy-and-paste arguments for the positive nature of the design argument, as well as an unsurprising plug for a [...]
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Screw The Guardian, I’ve really made it as a blogger now: David Klinghoffer mentioned me (twice!) in a recent post on Evolution News & Views, the Discovery Institute’s main blog, on the supposed link between ID and agnosticism. Of course, I’m pleased (in a masochistic-ish kind of way), because this is something I’ve been working towards for a few years now, but I can’t help but feel a little let down by the context in which I was mentioned.
You see, David took my [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 16th of March to the 22nd of March, 2011.
So, another week of intelligent design! The Discovery Institute was fairly quiet this week, with only five posts published on Evolution News & Views, a below average result, but quite a bit of it was pure gold. Well, for me, anyway. The fact that I do this every week means that I must be getting some entertainment out of it, right? I hope so – I don’t see myself as the masochistic type…
But anyway, this week’s [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 9th of February to the 15th of February, 2011.
Last week’s TWiID was conspicuously absent, as you might have noticed. But don’t worry, you didn’t really miss much – the Discovery Institute and its affiliated blogs seem to be on a post-holidays slowdown, probably because their real jobs are catching up with them. Hang on, do ID proponents even have real jobs, or do their jobs consist of being part of the ID movement? If the latter, how much does it pay? If I were [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 26th of January to the 1st of February, 2011.
Well, I got Part 1 of my 2010 wrap up done, but it’s time to stop looking in the (relatively) distant past and focus on what just happened. Come on, no time for idle chatter, even if it is one-way! There’s work to be done.
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Intelligent design news from the 5th of January to the 11th of January, 2011.
Yes, I know, I haven’t posted the 2010 annual review of the intelligent design movement yet. But it’s taking much longer than I fully appreciated – I have to search back through all the Discovery Institute’s blog posts and pick out only the notable ones, then filter them by category and month, then write funny and serious things about them… It’s a nightmare. But I’ll get through it.
Anyway, onto what really matters at the present [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 15th of December to the 21st of December, 2010.
It’s the 5th anniversary of the Kitzmiller vs. Dover decision this week, a seminal court case that provided legal precedent to rule the teaching of intelligent design unconstitutional in the United States. The York Dispatch has written a retrospective piece, including interviews with some of the key voices in the trial – I recommend you check it out.
But what about the ID proponents? Surely they’re feeling bitter, reminiscing over their defeat [...]
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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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