Bill Dembski reports: Judge Jones gets multiple honorary degrees, Ben Stein has his withdrawn That’s referring to the fact that Ben Stein, the game show host who recently narrated a movie blaming the Holocaust on evolution, was invited to be a commencement speaker at the University of Vermont, but when it was brought to the… Continue reading Some Good News From ID-Land
The story so far: Back in 1996, when Intelligent Design was in its infancy (and pretty much indistinguishable from today’s Intelligent Design), Michael Behe defined an irreducibly complex system as: composed of several well-matched, interacting parts that contribute to the basic function, wherein the removal of any one of the parts causes the system to… Continue reading Irreducible Complexity Still Not Disproven… Wait, What?
You may have heard of the tragedy of Jesse Kilgore, the college sophomore who commited suicide after, as WingNut Daily reported, reading The God Delusion and having a crisis of faith. Now, just when you thought the Disco Tute couldn’t sink any lower, they’ve produced a melodramatic episode of their Intelligent Design the Future podcast… Continue reading Exploiting Personal Tragedy to Advance Ideology
Shane Killians has released a subtitle track for Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed that aims to correct a lot of the errors and lies in the movie. So if someone bought the DVD and wants you to watch it, you can add subtitles so your friend/relative/smizmar can get a real-time rebuttal to the claims presented on… Continue reading Commentary Track for Expelled
Found at Dembski’s House of Evolution Denialism: Uncommon Descent has been debunking anthropogenic global warming since the website began 3.5 years ago. We have a keen nose for bogus science here, folks. Good thing there’s now a Micro Center in town, ‘cos I need a new keyboard.
One of the ID creationists’ favorite words is “front-loading”. From context, I gather that it means that the output of an algorithm is inherent in the algorithm itself. In other words, if you write a detailed program that calculates the square root of 16, then that’s just a long-winded way of having it print “4”.… Continue reading Front-Loading: I Do Not Think It Means What You Think
BarryA at Invisible Science Uncommon Descent: I will demonstrate that under very clear United States Supreme Court precedent, the subjective motives of a policy maker are simply irrelevant in determining whether the policy violates the Establishment Clause. Let us begin at the beginning – the Lemon test. In Lemon v. Kurtzman, 403 U.S. 602 (1971)… Continue reading Logic Fail
Over at casa de Dembski, DaveScot tries to debunk a debunking of an ID argument. It goes something like this: Michael Behe: The bacterial flagellum is irreducibly complex, that is, all of its components need to be in place before it’ll work. It can’t have evolved by gradual addition and improvement, because none of the… Continue reading Another ID Argument Doesn’t Stand Up to Scrutiny
According to Fox News and Variety, (… ← help yourself to a grain of salt) Yoko Ono has lost her suit against the makers of Expelled: No Intelligence Involved Allowed for the unauthorized use of John Lennon’s Imagine. The movie will be rereleased in theaters. In related news, Expelled has gone from 9% on the… Continue reading Plucky Documentary Plans Comeback
Reuters reports that Spain is expected to pass a law granting rights to non-human apes: MADRID (Reuters) – Spain’s parliament voiced its support on Wednesday for the rights of great apes to life and freedom in what will apparently be the first time any national legislature has called for such rights for non-humans. Dembski’s reaction:… Continue reading Dembski on Animal Rights