evolution

Meyer Exchange at Whitworth College

A rather interesting exchange has taken place recently at Whitworth College. It began when students of the Whitworthian, the campus newspaper, asked Discovery Senior Fellow and Associate Professor of Philosophy Dr. Stephen Meyer for permission to reprint his op-ed from the WorldnetDaily.com which critiqued PBS’s Evolution series. Among other errors, this piece criticized the series promotion of the “universal” genetic Read More ›

chimpanzee-consists-of-two-extant-species-common-chimpanzee-and-bonobo-bonobos-and-common-chimpanzees-are-the-only-species-of-great-apes-that-are-currently-restricted-in-their-range-to-africa-stockpack-adobe-stock.jpg
Chimpanzee consists of two extant species: common chimpanzee and bonobo. Bonobos and common chimpanzees are the only species of great apes that are currently restricted in their range to Africa
Licensed from Adobe Stock

Do You Bonobo?

The war on terrorism has absorbed our attention since September 11th. While this is appropriate, we should not forget that the long-simmering cultural wars continue. The other side is hard at work, chipping away patiently while all eyes are turned toward Afghanistan. The latest threat? Courtesy of PBS, the bonobos — the “make love, not war” primates — are coming Read More ›

Darwin and the Descent of Morality

An important part of the current controversy over the theoretical status of evolutionary theory concerns its moral implications. Does evolutionary theory undermine traditional morality, or does it support it? Does it suggest that infanticide is natural (as Steven Pinker asserts) or is it a bulwark against liberal relativism (as Francis Fukuyama argues)? Does it rest on a universe devoid of Read More ›

PBS’s ‘Evolution’ series is propaganda, not science

“It is absolutely safe to say that, if you meet somebody who claims not to believe in evolution, that person is ignorant, stupid or insane (or wicked, but I’d rather not consider that).” Leading Darwinist Richard Dawkins The wicked and insane will presumably have to fend for themselves, but for the rest of us, PBS has undertaken a massive new Read More ›

Evolution for the masses

America is the most scientifically advanced nation on Earth, yet a majority of its citizens reject Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution. Gallup polls have shown that about 45 percent of Americans believe God created living things in their present form a few thousand years ago; about 40 percent believe that things evolved over a long time with God’s guidance; while 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 No Child 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 name Read More ›

Deconstructing Darwin

Textbooks often answer where life came from with a simple answer: Evolution. But for William Harris, a medical professor at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City, the usual mechanisms of evolution are not enough. “I’ve found that there are a lot of holes in Darwinian theory that most people don’t want to acknowledge,” says Harris, who holds an endowed chair Read More ›

Nature’s Diverstity Beyond Evolution

Leaving fundamentalist dogma behind, a new species of anti-evolutionists has arisen under the banner of “intelligent design” — now at the heart of a bitter debate erupting in Ohio about how science and evolution should be taught in the public schools. Intelligent-design advocates delve into the minutiae of biology in search of evidence that random mutation and natural selection are Read More ›