Intelligent Design

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There You Go Again

The believers in Darwinian evolution who currently dominate our educational establishment think that all students — even those headed for careers in auto mechanics or real estate — should believe, as they do, that all of us are descended from ape-like creatures through genetic accidents and survival of the fittest. Promoters of this doctrine have recently been urging the Ohio State Read More ›

Intelligent Design?

Three proponents of Intelligent Design (ID) present their views of design in the natural world. Each view is immediately followed by a response from a proponent of evolution (EVO). The report, printed in its entirety, opens with an introduction by Natural History magazine and concludes with an overview of the ID movement.The authors who contributed to this Natural History report are: Richard Milner and Read More ›

Fifty-two Ohio Scientists Call for Academic Freedom on Darwin’s Theory

Note: This list of 52 scientists was assembled by Jody Sjogren and Robert DiSilvestro of Ohio. Discovery Institute is pleased to help in publicizing this list. Contact:Jody Sjogren (614) 485-8000 metstudios@mindspring.comRobert DiSilvestro (614) 292-6848 disilvestro.1@osu.edu To Enhance the Effectiveness of Ohio Science Education, as Scientists … We Affirm: That biological evolution is an important scientific theory that should be taught Read More ›

Boehner / Chabot Letter to Ohio Dept. of Education

Original Copy of the Boehner / Chabot Letter (PDF format, ~540k) Ms. Jennifer L. SheetsPresidentOhio State Board of Education25 South Front StreetColumbus, OH 43215-4183 Mr. Cyrus B. Richardson Jr.Vice PresidentOhio State Board of Education25 South Front StreetColumbus, OH 4315-4183 Dear Ms. Sheets and Mr. Richardson: We are writing to comment on recent Ohio School Board hearings regarding the teaching of Read More ›

Einstein and Gödel

A picture taken in Princeton, New Jersey in August of 1950 shows Albert Einstein standing next to the Austrian logician, Kurt Gödel. Einstein is wearing baggy slacks and a rumpled shirt. His body sags. Dressed in a white linen suit, and wearing owlish spectacles, Gödel looks lean and almost elegant in comparison, the austerity of his expression softened by a Read More ›

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Facts to the Wind

Sunday, February 17 at 9:00 PBS viewers will be treated to an historical account of the famous Scopes Trial called Monkey Trial. According to the advance billing, “Monkey Trial explores the dramatic moment when a new fault line opened in society as scientific discoveries began to challenge the literal truth of the Bible. Often humorous and at times frightening, the Read More ›

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MUTANT SHRIMP? — A Correction

In a press release issued by Discovery Institute on February 6, I stated that researchers at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) had produced a mutant shrimp and exaggerated its significance to evolutionary biology. I was mistaken. No mutant shrimp were produced. Alan Gishlick of the National Center for Science Education (NCSE) was quick to point this out, Read More ›

U.C. San Diego Researchers Exaggerate Findings to Promote Evolutionary Theory

A mutant shrimp is being claimed as “a landmark in evolutionary biology” that proves Darwin’s critics wrong. But it’s nothing of the sort, says biologist Jonathan Wells. A research team headed by William McGinnis at the University of California at San Diego has reported discovering a DNA mutation that produces shrimp without hind legs. Their report is being published in Read More ›