Signature in the Cell author Stephen Meyer debates Oxford University chemist and “new atheist” Peter Atkins on Premier Radio UK. The program is in conjunction with the release of Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed, which is coming out on DVD in the UK just this month.
My sister nailed it many years ago when she said, “Your basic human is not such a hot item.”
Keep that filed in your head as I tell my little tale.
About five or six years ago, roughly, I was solicited to write a column every two weeks for the Sunday New York Times Business Section. I was really thrilled. I have written for the Washington Post (when I was a teenager), for the Wall Street Journal edit page under the legendary Bob Bartley, for Barron’s, under the really great Alan Abelson and Jim Meagher, for my beloved American Spectator, under the great Bob and Wlady, and now having a regular column at the Times was going to be great stuff.
The column went well. I got lots of excellent fan mail and fine feedback from my editors, who, however, kept changing.
The first real super problem I had was when the movie I narrated and co-wrote, Expelled — No Intelligence Allowed, was in progress. A “science writer” for the Times blasted the movie on the front page and noted that I, whom she repeatedly called “…a freelance writer…” (not a columnist) for the Times, was somehow involved. That was followed by a really fantastically angry blast against the movie by a reviewer who really hated it a lot. (I note that the Times also disliked Ferris Bueller’s Day Off. Hmm.)
Expelled was a plea for open discussion of the possibility that life might have started with an Intelligent Designer. This idea, that freedom of academic discussion on an issue as to which there is avid scientific disagreement has value, seems obvious to me. But it drives the atheists and neo-Darwinists crazy and they responded viciously.Read More ›
On Feb. 12th Let’s make “Darwin Day” Academic Freedom Day! Read More ›
Expelled documents the plight of scientists and scholars who dare to question the claims of Darwinian evolution. This past year Expelled helped to inspire state legislators to advance academic freedom in six states. As a result, in June, Louisiana successfully passed the Louisiana Science Education Act to protect scientists, teachers and students who voice their skepticism of Darwinism. Please encourage your friends and family to see this important film, and to sign the academic freedom petition like you did.Read More ›
From the movie Expelled, Ben Stein asks Michael Ruse, a prominent atheist and philosopher of science, to explain to him how life originated.
Follow Ben Stein’s lead and sign the Academic Freedom Petition at www.academicfreedompetition.com today.Click here to win a free copy of Expelled.Expelled documents the plight of scientists and scholars who dare to question the claims of Darwinian evolution. This past year Expelled helped to inspire state legislators to advance academic freedom in six states. As a result, in June, Louisiana successfully passed the Louisiana Science Read More ›
This article, published by Kevin Mooney, mentions Casey Luskin of Discovery Institute: The bills vary somewhat in their language but they all proceed from a central theme, Casey Luskin, a scholar with the Discovery Institute, explained in an interview. The rest of the article can be found here.
This article, published by The Remnant, contains an interview with Discovery Institute Center for Science & Culture Senior Fellow David Berlinski: There, accompanied by my friends and colleagues Dr. John Rao and Andrew Bellon, I conducted my own interview of Berlinski for The Remnant, the day before the start of the annual 72-mile pilgrimage from that very cathedral to Notre Read More ›