Richard Sternberg

Darwin's Dilemma - Why Intelligent Design Describes the Cambrian Explosion

Darwin’s Dilemma – Why Intelligent Design Describes the Cambrian Explosion

Dr. Stephen Meyer, author of Darwin’s Doubt, recalls the controversy resulting from his technical paper on the origin of body plans that was published in a peer-reviewed journal affiliated with the Smithsonian. Meyer discusses the challenge to Darwinian evolution implied by the sudden diversity of animal life seen in the fossils of the Cambrian layer and the complexity genetic information in the Read More ›

Debate on Origins of Life: Stephen Meyer, Richard Sternberg, Michael Shermer, Donald Prothero

To mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, advocates for intelligent design and Darwinian evolution squared off to debate the origins of life, the challenges to Darwin’s theory of evolution and the alternative theory of intelligent design. The American Freedom Alliance sponsored this debate as a part of their series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origins this month.

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Debate on Origins of Life: Meyer, Sternberg vs. Shermer Prothero

To mark the 150th anniversary of the publication of Origin of Species, advocates for intelligent design and Darwinian evolution squared off to debate the origins of life, the challenges to Darwin’s theory of evolution and the alternative theory of intelligent design. The American Freedom Alliance sponsored this debate as a part of their series of events celebrating the 150th anniversary Read More ›

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Evolving Organic Pattern
Evolving Organic Pattern

Evolution’s Glass Ceiling

Welcome to the underground world of Darwin-doubting scientists, who say they fear for their professional future. The challenges faced by these academic nonconformists have implications that go far beyond the faculty lounge. Read More ›
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Those Defensive Darwinists

The first court trial over the theory of intelligent design is now over, with a ruling expected by the end of the year. What sparked the legal controversy? Before providing two weeks of training in modern evolutionary theory, the Dover, Pa., School District briefly informed students that if they wanted to learn about an alternative theory of biological origins, intelligent design, they could read a book about it in the school library. The lawsuit is only the latest in a series of attempts to silence the growing controversy over contemporary Darwinian theory. Read More ›

Scopes Turns 80

In the 1925 Scopes Trial, a young science teacher by the name of John T. Scopes was prosecuted for teaching evolution in a public school — an act prohibited by a Tennessee statute. Although the trial court ruled against Scopes, the judgment was less important than its wider impact on culture. The historian George Marsden points out that “it was Read More ›