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?
Intelligent design news from the 11th of August to the 17th of August, 2010.
Here I was thinking that the Discovery Institute and friends were going to continue their trend of delivering fewer and fewer blog posts every week. I even thought they hadn’t noticed what they were doing. Clearly, I was wrong. I mean, wow – Uncommon Descent went on a posting spree this week, throwing out articles about any little thing that crossed their mind. Sure, there were the usual comments on breaking scientific research that the authors [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 4th of August to the 10th of August, 2010.
A comeback! Finally! Kind of! You see, if you glanced at my RSS feeds folder titled “Intelligent Design” right now, you could be forgiven for immediately thinking that ID proponents have been back on their game this week, showing Big Darwinism who’s who in the intellectual battleground that is the Internet. However, as will soon become clear, this is a grand illusion, an illusion magically produced by everyone’s favourite pseudo-intellectual – yes, the one and only [...]
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Nothing gets me through the week better than a little somethin’-somethin’ from Denyse O’Leary, one of, in my opinion, the least productive (or most productive, depending on how you look at it) members of the squadron of bloggers over at Uncommon Descent. Sure, she can be persuasive to a person who already buys into the idea that teaching evolutionary biology in universities and high schools is a huge conspiracy perpetrated by Big Darwinism, but to everyone else… it’s true, she’s full of digital hot air.
One of O’Leary’s favourite topics [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 15th of June to the 21st of June, 2010.
Finally, a new This Week in Intelligent Design! As of last Friday, my exams were all finished for this semester, so now it’s officially Party Time. However, my version of Party Time involves more reading of both intelligent design-related blogs and books about evolutionary biology than others’ would, so you’re unlikely to see me passed out in a bar any time soon. Unless of course I saw Stephen C. Meyer in the bar and decided [...]
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Intelligent design news from the 11th of May to the 17th of May, 2010.
Robert Crowther, on Evolution News & Views, gave us a brilliant piece of writing about Josh Rosenau’s alleged quote-mining of Camille Paglia:
Not the NCSE’s Josh Rosenau. His selective quote mining of her comments meant to imply the exact opposite is Orwellian. To make matters worse he really twists things up when attempts to paint those who champion critical thinking on evolution as postmodern Marxists.
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This’ll be short, because I think this recent post on Uncommon Descent (which as a blog, I might add, is becoming crazier and crazier as more and more posts by Denyse O’Leary are being published) very much speaks for itself:
Darwinists, like Islamists, have the Final Revelation, after which there is no other revelation. No-God will punish all infidels.
Of course, in practice, with Darwinists as with Islamists, that means that the fanatic must punish the infidel himself.
That makes sense. Both God and No-God can [...]
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…such as Denyse O’Leary and basically every other member of the Discovery Institute (run-of-the-mill creationists might find this applicable to themselves as well):
If certain origin of life experiments are invalid because they involve intelligent agents setting their starting conditions to certain levels of complexity, are historical re-enactments and museum exhibits also invalid?
Both involve humans setting up conditions in order to observe what happened when those conditions existed in the past, even though direct overseeing intelligence was not responsible for their previous occurrence in history.
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Denyse O’Leary, one of the common contributors to the pro-ID blog Uncommon Descent, has a regular competition that she runs every once in a while, called the Uncommon Descent Contest. Inventive title, but that’s beside the point. It’s up to No. 9 at the moment, and with a copy of Stephen C. Meyer’s Signature in the Cell up for grabs, I’m not surprised it’s lasted this long.
The contest works as follows: O’Leary asks a question to the blog’s community related to evolution and intelligent design. For example, [...]
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