Apologetics

Apologetics
By Denyse O'Leary   I am a blogger. A special-purpose blogger actually, a Toronto-based journalist who covers the intelligent design controversy. In April 2005 I started the  Post-Darwinist  blog to catch some straws in the...
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By William A. Dembski   How a designer gets from thought to thing is, at least in broad strokes, straightforward: (1) A designer conceives a purpose. (2) To accomplish that purpose, the designer forms a plan. (3) To execute the plan, the...
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Robert Kaita, Ph. D. Albert Einstein's writing helped changed the way we see the world. His papers included evidence for why everything is made up of atoms and an explanation of phenomena on that very small scale in terms of what...
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By Ray Bohlin The Misuse of Artificial Selection   Most people assume that evolution allows almost unlimited biological change. Even so, a few simple observations show that there are indeed limits to biological change. Certainly...
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by Jay W. Richards and Guillermo Gonzalez   A recurring theme of the 1994 book Pale Blue Dot , by the late astronomer Carl Sagan, is that we are insignificant in the cosmic scheme. In one memorable passage, Sagan pushes this point...
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By Angus Menuge   1. Agents.   Human beings habitually understand themselves as agents . An agent is an individual with reasons for its behavior. Agents have goals (things they desire), and produce behavior which they believe will...
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By Joe W. Francis Every living creature is made of amazingly small and complex units called cells. Cells viewed under the microscope do not appear to do much, yet they are full of microscale machines involved in tremendously complex...
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By Richard Weikart In the late nineteenth century, a movement emerged among scientists and physicians that advocated the improvement of human heredity. Francis Galton, a respected British scientist who founded this movement, named this new...
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By Edward Sisson   Whenever a challenge to the truth of Darwinian evolution arises, the scientific establishment and its allies trot out the Scopes Monkey Trial. It is their position that if the scientific establishment has ratified a...
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by Bruce L. Gordon, Ph.D. Scientific practice assumes that the universe, in both its origin and function, is a closed system of undirected physical processes. While many scientists reject this assumption as the ultimate truth, they...
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by John Angus Campbell  Darwin faced a steep persuasive challenge in his masterwork the Origin of Species . As his notebooks (1837-1839) amply show, from the earliest stages of his theorizing Darwin thought long and hard about the...
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By Robert J. Marks II   Evolutionary computing, modeled after Darwinian evolution, is a useful engineering tool. It can create unexpected, insightful and clever results. Consequently, an image is often painted of evolutionary computation...
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By Walter Bradley   Introduction   Antony Flew, a British philosophy professor and leading champion of atheism for more than half a century, changed his mind and became a deist at the age of 81. In a telephone interview with ABC News...
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By William A. Dembski A decade ago, Phillip Johnson used to boil down his critique of evolution to analyzing three words: science , evolution , and creation . According to Johnson, by suitably equivocating over the meaning of these...
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By Michael Newton Keas   Because science is a core feature of modern society, everyone needs a thorough introduction to it. In particular, every high school student should know 1) what science is, 2) the various ways it is practiced,...
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by Nancy Pearcey   At Stanford University in the spring of 2005, I had my first experience of being picketed. Organized by a campus group calling itself Rational Thought, the picketers carried signs protesting the presence of Intelligent...
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Richard Spencer If something has been intelligently designed, people often expect to see structures that are perfectly crafted to perform their individual tasks in the most elegant and efficient way possible (e.g., with no extra...
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By Jonathan Witt   The metaphor of cosmos as "watch" (a timepiece) captured the imagination of Enlightenment thinkers, confronted as they were with fresh insights into the laws governing motion both near and far. Despite the advance of...
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By Forrest M. Mims III Is the quality of air and water declining or improving? Is our planet really warming? If so, is the warming a product of human activity, a natural cycle, or a combination of both? These are among a host of...
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By Bruce L Gordon, Ph.D. History and Philosophy of Physics Baylor University Materialism (or physicalism or naturalism) is the view that the sum and substance of everything that exists is exhausted by physical objects and processes and...
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By Nancy Pearcey   In the fall of 2005 Kansas University announced a new course, subtitled "Intelligent Design [ID], Creationism, and other Religious Mythologies," taught by the chair of the religious studies department Paul Mirecki. But...
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by Guillermo Gonzalez and Jay W. Richards   Read any book on the history of scientific discovery, and you'll find magnificent tales of human ingenuity, persistence, and dumb luck. What you probably won't see is any discussion of the...