Getting mentioned on the Discovery Institute’s flagship blog Evolution News & Views never fails to make me smile. I mean, it’s a big deal that they’ve gone out of their way to talk about me – they could be doing some groundbreaking scientific research after all. However, I do wish that one day they’ll have something useful or interesting to say.
Do I sound a little snarky? Perhaps I do. And perhaps I mean to be, just a little. Because, you know, it’s not every day you read [...]
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As mentioned, I have a couple of pro-ID books that need to be read and reviewed these holidays: Signature in the Cell: DNA and the Evidence for Intelligent Design by Stephen C. Meyer, and Intelligent Design Uncensored by William Dembski and Jonathan Witt. While I’ve done preliminary readings of both books, in order to grasp their overall structure and scope, I recently started reading the latter in a greater level of detail.
What I’ve found has not been pretty.
Yes, Intelligent Design Uncensored is not a very healthy book to [...]
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I’m currently 310 pages into Stephen C. Meyer’s Signature in the Cell, which was sent to me a few weeks ago for the purpose of a review on this blog (which I’m happily planning to do). The book’s total length is 611 pages, but the main, non-appendix/index/notes portion is only 480 pages – and guess what? Stephen has yet to articulate any sort of argument for intelligent design. Skimming ahead a little, the first real attempt at this (arguably) occurs in Chapter 15, at p. 324.
That means [...]
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