Aliens in the Garbage

A Fortunate Universe, aliens, biology, David Klinghoffer, DNA, employment, extraterrestrial visits, extraterrestrials, Garry Nolan, immunologists, Intelligent Design, Joana Xavier, micromachines, nanomachines, naturalistic explanations, origin of life, Physics, Earth & Space, scientists, Signature in the Cell, Stanford University, Stephen Meyer
Some people — whether they would put it in so many words or not — believe that certain types of answers are simply off-limits in a scientific inquiry. Source
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Up from Dawkins: Summer Seminars Were a Turning Point for Me

academics, alumni, biology, Center for Science and Culture, Colorado Springs, Discovery Institute, Education, Engineering, Evolution, evolutionary, Glen Eyrie Castle, Human Errors, Intelligent Design, mathematical biology, misinformation, molecular biology, Nathan Lents, paleontology, population genetics, professionals, researchers, Richard Dawkins, scientific enterprise, scientists, students, Summer Seminars, The Blind Watchmaker, Unlocking the Mystery of Life
I wanted to determine whether I was, as Richard Dawkins asserted, an accident of nature. Or was I created by God? Source
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Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design Are FREE but the Application DEADLINE Approaches

application, arts, biochemistry, bioethics, Brian Miller, C.S. Lewis, C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society, careers, Casey Luskin, Colorado, computational biology, cosmology, deadline, developmental biology, Economics, Education, embryology, Glen Eyrie Castle, graduate students, Guillermo Gonzalez, history of science, Intelligent Design, Jay Richards, John West, mathematics, Michael Behe, Michael Denton, Michael Egnor, molecular biology, paleontology, Philosophy of Science, physics, Pikes Peak, Politics, professionals, researchers, Robert Marks, scholars, scientism, scientists, Seminar on Intelligent Design in the Natural Sciences, social policy, Stephen Meyer, Summer Seminars, Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design, teachers, technocracy, That Hideous Strength, The Abolition of Man, theology, Travel, Wesley J. Smith
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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The Rocks Cry Out — Looking Back on My Year

Center for Science and Culture, Christmas, colleagues, Colorado Springs, conference center, corporate world, Creativity, Discovery Institute, Faith & Science, innovation, Intelligent Design, leadership, Meaning, purpose, rocks, scholarship, scientists, Seattle, students, Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design
We enjoyed our staff Christmas lunch yesterday at Ivar’s in downtown Seattle and a number of colleagues spoke movingly. Source
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John Lennox: Against the Tide of Atheism

Against the Tide, atheists, Communism, Culture & Ethics, Eastern Europe, Faith & Science, faith and science, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Judeo-Christian tradition, mathematicians, Oxford University, philosophers, Richard Dawkins, scientists, Soviet Union, Stephen Meyer, Worldview
Dr. Lennox talks about discovering the damage atheism does to people, by seeing it firsthand in Communist Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Source
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When Natural and Super-Natural Explanations Work Hand in Hand

causal agents, Christianity, Faith & Science, Greco-Roman world, history, humanity, ID The Future, intelligent agents, Intelligent Design, knowledge, Medieval Europe, methodological naturalism, methodological pluralism, Michael Keas, natural causes, naturalistic causes, nature, origin of life, Podcast, scientism, scientists, supernatural causation, Unbelievable (book), unintelligent causes, universe
Methodological naturalism is the idea that scientists may only invoke unintelligent causes for nature’s history. Source
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C. S. Lewis’s Prophetic Legacy on Scientism

C.S. Lewis, COVID-19, Culture & Ethics, Faith & Science, freedom, government, humans, ID The Future, intolerance, John West, lockdowns, moral relativism, natural world, physical science, planned society, Podcast, privacy, scientific progress, scientism, scientists, technocracy, Willing Slaves of the Welfare State
As an illustration, John West discusses the COVID pandemic and how that recent public health crisis revealed much of what Lewis warns against. Source
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In Debate on Intelligent Design, Critic Cites Dragon Legend to Justify Evolution’s Failures

bacterial flagellum, debates, dinosaur bones, Dragon, English, Evolution, Fundacja En Arche, Holocaust, Intelligent Design, Kraków, Malgorzata Moczydlowska-Vidal, Michael Behe, Michael Ruse, micropaleontology, philosophers, Poland, Polish, pseudoscience, Richard Sternberg, scientists, Silesia, Smok wawelski, Sweden, Uppsala University, virgins, Vladimir Putin, Wawel Castle, Wawel Dragon
It is, as Professor Behe acknowledges, a charming tale, but not very relevant as far as the details of the scientific debate go. Source
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An Impressive Instance of Unguided Evolution? Not So Much

bacteria, biology, biophysicists, Cornelius Hunter, Darwin’s God, Dennis Venema, E. coli, Evolution, evolutionary theory, ID The Future, Intelligent Design, Michael Behe, mutations, natural selection, Podcast, protein-protein binding, Ray Bohlin, scientists, The Edge of Evolution, unguided evolution, vertebrate immune system
“There is a desire for the theory to be true in spite of the science," says Cornelius Hunter, "not because of the science.” Source
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