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Darwinist Ideologues Are on the Run

This article, published by Human Events, mentions Discovery Institute: The Discovery Institute recently produced a list of over 400 scientists of varying faith and non-faith——including those from such prestigious institutions as Princeton, MIT and Cornell——who signed onto a statement stressing they were “skeptical of claims for the ability of random mutation and natural selection to account for the complexity of Read More ›

Why We Care About Darwin Wars

We can expect more battles about Darwin before school boards across the country. But who cares? Impatient by now with the legal and religious debate around intelligent design, many of us may wonder just that. In fact we all need to care — Darwinian theory has practical ramifications beyond the narrow question of what mechanism drives evolution. Darwinists say the Read More ›

Groups Weigh in Before Evolution Vote in Kansas

The Associated Press cited Discovery Institute in an article on Kansas science standards published on Nov. 8, 2005: “Under these standards students will learn more about evolution, not less,” said Casey Luskin, a spokesman for the Seattle-based Discovery Institute, which supports intelligent design research. Luskin added: “Anyone who reads the proposed science standards will see that they deal solely with Read More ›

Design or Darwin?

This article, published by the Calgary Herald, quotes Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow Richard Sternberg: Sternberg, with two PhDs in evolutionary biology, was a prominent Smithsonian Institution researcher, editing the peer-reviewed Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. Though not an Intelligent Design proponent himself, in 2004, he allowed publication of an article critical of Darwinism Read More ›

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Dad and boy watching dinosaur skeleton in museum.
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Talking with Dinosaurs

Despite the best efforts of Dr Steven Meyer, an American scientist who was the lone voice arguing for "intelligent design", the BBC trio tried to present it as no more than a cause for religious nutters, an "upgrade" of creationism. Sir David Attenborough clearly had not the slightest idea of what the "intelligent design" thesis is about. Read More ›
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When the Lines Were Drawn

To nobody's surprise, Scopes was found guilty — he had clearly broken the law — but the verdict did little to resolve the difficulties over teaching evolution in public schools. This year alone, 13 states have introduced legislation that would require schoolteachers to take a more critical approach toward evolutionary theory. Read More ›
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What Intelligent Design Is— and Isn’’t

So what is ID, really? ID is not a deduction from religious dogma or scripture. It's simply the argument that certain features of the natural world — from miniature machines and digital information found in living cells, to the fine-tuning of physical constants — are best explained as the result of an intelligent cause. ID is thus a tacit rebuke of an idea inherited from the 19th century, called scientific materialism. Read More ›

Now Evolving in Biology Classes: A Testier Climate

This article, published by The Christian Science Monitor, quotes Discovery Institute Senior Fellow John West:

The Seattle-based Discovery Institute distributes a DVD, “Icons of Evolution,” that encourages viewers to doubt Darwinian theory.

One example from related promotional literature: “Why don’t textbooks discuss the ‘Cambrian explosion,’ in which all major animal groups appear together in the fossil record fully formed instead of branching from a common ancestor – thus contradicting the evolutionary tree of life?”

Such questions too often get routinely dismissed from the classroom, says senior fellow John West, adding that teachers who advance such questions can be rebuked – or worse.

“Teachers should not be pressured or intimidated,” says Mr. West, “but what about all the teachers who are being intimidated and in some cases losing their jobs because they simply want to present a few scientific criticisms of Darwin’s theory?”

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Do Centrioles Generate a Polar Ejection Force?

Jonathan Wells (2005) Do centrioles generate a polar ejection force? Riv Biol 98:71-95. PMID: 15889341 Abstract: A microtubule-dependent polar ejection force that pushes chromosomes away from spindle poles during prometaphase is observed in animal cells but not in the cells of higher plants. Elongating microtubules and kinesin-like motor molecules have been proposed as possible causes, but neither accounts for all Read More ›