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So far, new genetics leave plenty of room for faith:

The past four centuries have not been especially kind to religious believers. Every time scientists have peered through a microscope or a telescope, their findings have usually challenged popular notions about God. Religious authorities have often fought back. But the latest discoveries about the human genome have produced no such backlash. At least, not yet. This week’s revelations, published in Read More ›

Evolution Outdated–There are thousands of biology books targeted for everyone from toddlers to graduate students. In all their diversity, they have one thing in common. They support Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. But do these biology textbooks support true science or science fiction? Most people think that high school and college biology textbooks reflect the latest and most accurate scientific information. Read More ›

Don’t take God out of the Classroom

On Valentine’s Day, 2001, the Kansas Board of Education voted to change the state’s science teaching standards to emphasize evolution and the Big Bang theory in the teaching of how life began on earth. The current board members have overturned a 1999 set of science standards that were passed by a more conservative board. The conservative board, in an effort Read More ›

The Broadband Economy Needs a Hero

Mr. Gilder, editor of the Gilder Technology Report and Senior Fellow of Discovery Insitute, is author of “Telecosm: How Infinite Bandwidth Will Change Our World.” Mr. Swanson is a technology analyst at the Gilder Technology Report. Dear Mr. Powell: Whether you know it or not, your leadership and decisions over the next four years will have more impact on the Read More ›

Teaching Intelligent Design: What Happened When?

Design theorists argue that intelligent design constitutes a valid scientific research program aimed at understanding the effects of intelligence in the natural world. There is currently considerable debate whether this program is indeed valid, and in particular whether concepts like specified complexity or irreducible complexity, are coherently defined and can usefully be applied to actual systems in nature. In her Read More ›

Sick Transit

People who are elderly, disabled, prematurely born, or seriously ill have much to fear from the medical intelligentsia — those bioethicists and moral philosophers who have in recent years transformed medical ethics. It was bioethicists and moral philosophers, after all, who made it acceptable to dehydrate to death people diagnosed as permanently unconscious — a practice that has already spread Read More ›

Scientist gives Darwin’s theory a nudge

Although scientists have been debating the science of evolution since Charles Darwin’s seminal work on the subject, “On the Origin of the Species,” was published in 1859, one of the more recent developments in this debate has been the emergence of a new concept called “intelligent design.” According to Darwin, humans developed from lower forms of animals over a period Read More ›

Wings Of Freedom

This is a meditation on the Marines’ MV-22 Osprey, the crash-and-cost-and-scandal-plagued tilt-rotor aircraft that’s rapidly emerging as a media target of opportunity and Pentagon candidate for cancellation. But the Osprey is about more than airlift. In a very real sense, it’s a metaphor for America or, more precisely, what America seems to have become. Before getting into the details, a Read More ›

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The Revenge of Conscience

Things are getting worse very quickly now. The list of what we are required to approve is growing ever longer. Consider just the domain of sexual practice. First we were to approve sex before marriage, then without marriage, now against marriage. First with one, then with a series, now with a crowd. First with the other sex, then with the Read More ›

Objections Sustained

Objections Sustained is a collection of essays by UC Berkeley law professor Phillip Johnson, also the Program Advisor to Discovery Institute’s Center for Science and Culture. In the first half of the book, Johnson presents nine short chapters about Darwinists and Darwinism. Johnson first takes aim at the myth that science and religion occupy completely separate realms. This myth, formally approved Read More ›