Transformative: “Mary,” a PhD Biochemistry Student, on the Summer Seminars on ID

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Why does she use a pseudonym in the interview? You may be able to guess, but listen in to hear her explanation. Source
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Are Proponents of ID Religiously Motivated, and Does It Matter?

Ann Gauger, Big Bang, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, Christianity, cosmology, Darwinism, David Berlinski, David Klinghoffer, Discovery Institute, Education, environmental fitness, Faith & Science, fine-tuning, Günter Bechly, Intelligent Design, intrinsic plausibility, Ireland, Irreducible Complexity, Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler, John Danaher, Michael Behe, Michael Denton, microbiology, motives, Phillip Johnson, prior probability, probability theory, Stephen Meyer, Steve Fuller, teach the controversy, theistic religion, University of Galway, William Dembski
If Danaher wants to scrutinize the religious motives of ID proponents, we have to consider what such a line of attack would do to evolution. Source
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Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design Are FREE but the Application DEADLINE Approaches

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In the shadow of 14,000-foot Pikes Peak, we’ll meet and learn from the top scientists and scholars in the ID community. Source
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To Dance at Two Weddings: Rope Kojonen’s Evolutionary Quest

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According to a proverb, you can’t dance at two weddings at the same time. Dr. Kojonen believes that you can. Source
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Denis Noble in Nature: “Time to Admit Genes Are Not the Blueprint For Life”

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In his review, Noble comes right out and says that “Classic views of evolution should also be questioned.” Source
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Bad News for the “Theist on the Street”

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On Rope Kojonen's model, she no longer has grounds to trust her common-sense intuition of the design of the eagle’s eye. Source
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Evolution’s Demigods: Reviewing the Tour vs. Cronin Debate

Anthony Costello, Arizona State University, biologists, Brian Miller, Casey Luskin, Center for Science and Culture, Chemistry, creative agency, debates, demigod, Evolution, Harvard University, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, James Tour, Kirkwood Center, Lee Cronin, Lenny Esposito, materialist science, mind-first view, natural selection, origin of life, Owen Anderson, Rice University, Stephen Dilley, Stephen Meyer, University of Glasgow
Says Brian Miller, “What a lot of origin-of-life people do is talk about natural selection as a demigod with creative agency." Source
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Debate Review: Jim Tour vs Lee Cronin at Harvard

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In 2021, chemist Dr. Lee Cronin declared publicly that “Origin of life research is a scam.” He later said he was only joking. Source
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Physics and Chemistry Could Not Give Rise to Biology

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The laws of nature provide stable conditions and physical boundaries within which biological outcomes are possible. Source
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