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
Read More

Dallas Conference on Science & Faith: In Person or Livestream

attendees, CDC, COVID-19, Dallas Conference on Science & Faith, Denton Bible Church, Department of State Health Services, Events, Faith & Science, fossil record, Human Origins, Intelligent Design, Marcos Eberlin, Melissa Cain Travis, Stephen Meyer, Texas, tickets, volunteers, William Dembski
Those who choose to join in person will find that we are taking every reasonable precaution to protect our attendees, volunteers, and staff. Source
Read More

Excerpt: An Obstacle to Darwinian Evolution

American Museum of Natural History, bacterial flagellum, Brown University, Cambridge University Press, Darwinian processes, Darwinism, Debating Design, Evolution, function, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, John McDonald, John Polkinghorne, Kenneth Miller, key chain, Michael Ruse, National Center for Science Education, paperweight, parts, Paul Davies, Richard Swinburne, rotary propulsion, Stuart Kauffman, toothpicks, type III secretion system, William Dembski
Rather than showing how their theory could handle the obstacle, some Darwinists are hoping to get around irreducible complexity by verbal tap dancing. Source
Read More

Is Fine-Tuning “More Extreme” in Biology or Cosmology?

biology, career destruction, censors, censorship, Chemistry, cosmology, creator, Darwinists, Douglas Axe, fine-tuning, Intelligent Design, John Stonestreet, Journal of Theoretical Biology, Michael Denton, molecular machines, Ola Hössjer, physics, Physics, Earth & Space, rebuttal, reputation, Return of the God Hypothesis, specified complexity, Steinar Thorvaldsen, Stephen Meyer, The Miracle of the Cell, water, William Dembski
As authors Thorvaldsen and Hössjer say, “Biology is inherently more complicated than the large-scale universe and so fine-tuning is even more a feature.” Source
Read More

Design Filter Is Best Bet for Finding Liars

bacteria, cheaters, Cody Porter, cooperators, courtroom, Darwinism, deception, drugs, electromagnetics, fact-checkers, forensic science, forensics, gravity, humans, Intelligent Design, Jerry Coyne, liars, lie detection, lying, mantid, Model Statement, Mount Rushmore, Nicholas Caputo, objective truth, perfect crime, postmodernism, Return of the God Hypothesis, Royal Society, Stephen Meyer, torture, truth-tellers, University of Portsmouth, Why Evolution Is True, William Dembski
Not all intelligent design is benevolent. Design can deceive. Can ID techniques filter the true from the false? Source
Read More

Reform It Altogether — More on the Naturalistic Parabola

adaptive biological complexity, Ann Gauger, biology, Calvin College, Christianity, complex systems, design triangulation, Discovery Institute, Evolution, evolutionary biology, functional analysis, hamlet, Intelligent Design, Macroevolution, Michael Lynch, Michael Scriven, natural selection, naturalism, Naturalistic Parabola, Rob Koons, Stephen Meyer, Summer Seminar, Wayne State University, William Dembski
I’ve fussed about this point for a long time. And Discovery Institute colleagues have occasionally chided me for my obsession. Source
Read More

“Safe to Question” — Another Graduate of Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design Shares Her Story

Ann Gauger, application, biological complexity, biology, Bruce Gordon, Daniel Reeves, deadline, engineers, graduate students, Guillermo Gonzalez, Intelligent Design, Iron Curtain, John West, mathematicians, Michael Behe, origins of life, Paul Nelson, philosophers, physicians, physicists, professors, Research, Soviet Union, Stephen Meyer, Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design, tipping point, undergraduates, William Dembski
Behind every Iron Curtain is a private network of dissenters, who come out into the light when the curtain falls. That was the case with the old Soviet Union. And so it is in the tightly policed world of evolutionary biology with its “great evolutionary firewall,” guarding against expressions of fundamental doubt about neo-Darwinian theory. Discovery Institute is populating a community of dissenters in academia with the annual all-expenses-paid Summer Seminars on Intelligent Design, to be held this year from July 10 to 18 in Seattle. The application deadline is March 4. Intended for current undergraduate and graduate students plus a few teachers and professors, the Seminars run on two parallel tracks:  The C.S. Lewis Fellows Program on Science and Society; and  The CSC Seminar on Intelligent Design in the…
Read More