evolution

heather-zabriskie-65701-unsplash
Photo by Heather Zabriskie on Unsplash

Has Darwin Met His Match?

In the December 2002 issue of Commentary, Discovery Institute Senior Fellow, David Berlinski, offered this thoughtful, respectful, mid-course evaluation of intelligent design. David has established some important intellectual milestones that have been passed, as well as setting goal lines yet to be met. For another mid-course evaluation see William Dembski’s Becoming a Disciplined Science Read More ›

Intelligent Design’’s Public Defender

The ghost of William Jennings Bryan, the most celebrated–and demonized–critic of evolution of the past century, inhabits a small California bungalow in a one-block cul-de-sac in North Berkeley. There, 61-year-old Phillip Johnson is working full time to convince the world that an intelligent force–not evolution–is responsible for all forms of life on Earth. Unlike Bryan, the three-time presidential candidate who 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 ›

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 ›

Panel Approves Science Guidelines

Columbus — A State Board of Education committee yesterday approved a set of science standards that struck a delicate balance between teaching evolution and allowing for classroom debate of the theory. The nine-member standards committee has been struggling for 10 months to find the best way to teach Ohio’s 1.8 million public school children about the origin and development of Read More ›

Santorum Language on Evolution

Congressional Conferees Language on Controversies Such as Evolution (Revised “Santorum Amendment”): 2001-107th Congress-1st Session-House of Representatives Report-107 334 NoChild Left Behind Act of 2001 Conference Report to accompany H.R. 1 The Conferees recognize that a quality science education should prepare students to distinguish the data and testable theories of science from religious or philosophical claims that are made in the Read More ›

Abstract 3d rendering futuristic dots and lines. computer geometric digital connection structure. Visual information complexity. Intricate data threads plot. Intelligence artificial

Refuted Yet Again!

This article is written in response to Matt Young’s “How to Evolve Specified Complexity by Natural Means” which appeared in Metanexus. The mathematician George Polya used to quip that if you can’t solve a problem, find an easier problem and solve it. Matt Young seems to have taken Polya’s advice to heart. Young has taken Shannon’s tried-and-true theory of information Read More ›

wild-goats-butting-heads.jpg
Wild Goats Play-Fighting

Intelligent Design vs. Darwinism: Theories in Collision

Cynical lawyers have a maxim: When you have the facts on your side, argue the facts. When you have the law on your side, argue the law. When neither is on your side, question the motives of the opposition. The latter seems to be the strategy of die-hard defenders of Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution, now that the State Board Read More ›

red-and-white-spiral-background-stockpack-adobe-stock.jpeg
red and white spiral background

Inherit The Spin

A year ago, I posted “Ten Questions To Ask Your Biology Teacher About Evolution.” On November 28, 2001, The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) posted its answers to my questions. According to the NCSE, many of the claims in my questions “are incorrect or misleading,” and they are “intended only to create unwarranted doubts in students’ minds about the Read More ›

wings-of-a-butterfly-ulysses-wings-of-a-butterfly-texture-background-butterfly-wings-ornament-stockpack-adobe-stock.jpg
Wings of a butterfly Ulysses. Wings of a butterfly texture background. Butterfly wings ornament.
Licensed from Adobe Stock

What Have Butterflies Got to Do with Darwin?

Review of Bernard d’Abrera, The Concise Atlas of Butterflies of the World (London: Hill House, 2001), 353 pages. Bernard d’Abrera’s concise atlas of the world’s butterflies is a beautifully produced book with the most stunning photographs of butterflies that I’ve ever seen. Though not intended as a coffee-table book, it could eminently serve that purpose. D’Abrera himself is a world-renowned butterfly Read More ›