Eugenie Scott Lecture Resurrects, Spreads Misinformation on Intelligent Design

academic freedom, American Museum of Natural History, baraminology, biology, Cambridge University Press, cats, creationist, Darwin's Black Box, Discovery Institute, Eugenie Scott, Evolution, explanatory filter, free speech, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Leslie Orgel, Michael Behe, Michael J. Katz, misinformation, persecution, Richard Sternberg, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Smithsonian Institution, specified complexity, Templets and the Explanation of Complex Patterns, The Origins of Life, UC San Diego, William Dembski, Young Earth Creationism
There often seems to be a subtext to her remarks, as if she were telling her audience: “Go forth and persecute.” Source
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Avi Loeb: “Nature Does Not Produce Such Things”

'Oumuamua, aliens, astronomer, astrophysicist, Avi Loeb, design detection, design filter, explanatory filter, extraterrestrial life, extraterrestrials, Harvard University, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Intelligent Design, Live Science, Michael Egnor, Physics, Earth & Space, Podcast, solar system, space archaeology, William Dembski
Loeb describes his journey to a radical position on the strange interstellar visitor that’s been dubbed 'Oumuamua. Source
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Chance, Necessity, and Design

automobiles, chance, chassis, critics, design, design detection, differential, doors, explanatory filter, Intelligent Design, Jonathan Waldman, Joshua Swamidass, kinetic theory of heat, necessity, probability, repudiation, retirement, rust, Rust: The Longest War, Sean McDowell, shocks, Uncommon Descent
ID supporters continue to send me emails about Josh Swamidass. The latest hammers on a comment I made in 2008 at Uncommon Descent, namely: “I’ve pretty much dispensed with the EF [Explanatory Filter]. It suggests that chance, necessity, and design are mutually exclusive. They are not. Straight CSI is clearer as a criterion for design detection.” I would not write that now. In my view the filter is just fine and it neither conflates nor falsely differentiates the three modes of explanation (chance, necessity, and design). My comment back then should be seen as an unnecessary concession to critics, not as undercutting the filter per se. To properly use the Explanatory Filter, it is vital to identify what exactly one is trying to explain. Take a rusted automobile. In Jonathan Waldman’s wonderful…
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