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Expert Report Part 4: Teaching about the Theory of Intelligent Design Does Not Constitute an Establishment of Religion Fri, 04 Nov 2005 18:20:25 +0000 Read Meyer Expert Report for Dover Trial Part 1 here. Read Meyer Expert Report for Dover Trial Part 2 here. Read Meyer Expert Report for Dover Trial Part 3 here. C. Teaching about the Theory of Intelligent Design Does Not Constitute an Establishment of Religion In addition to asserting that the theory of intelligent design does not qualify as science, Pennock claims that the theory of intelligent design is "religion." Rather than present a clear statement of how one determines whether a belief is or is not religious in nature, Pennock offers a series of quotations that he believes support his assertion. There are three problems with his approach. [...] Read more! Item Category: News Item comments: http://www.idthefuture.com/index.php?p=984&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments
Miami New Times: "A brilliant Cuban exile takes top billing in the intelligent design debate" Wed, 02 Nov 2005 22:05:10 +0000 Guillermo Gonzalez was only four years old when his family fled Cuba in 1967. The Castro regime had confiscated all of their belongings, so they stepped off the plane in Miami with only the clothes they were wearing.The Miami New Times has an extensive feature story about Guillermo Gonzalez, who has stirred up controversy by being a peer-reviewed, reputable scientist who openly discusses evidence for design in astronomy, physics, cosmology, and the emerging field of astrobiology. The reporter, Mariah Blake, even interviewed his childhood neighbor, who attests that Gonzalez's fascination with space stretched back to childhood and into the wee hours of the night. Item Category: Announcements Item comments: http://www.idthefuture.com/index.php?p=989&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments
University of Nebraska Hosting Week of Events on Design and Evolution Controversy Wed, 02 Nov 2005 15:22:46 +0000 The Lied Center at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) is sponsoring a week of events on the theme, "Fate or Faith: The Scopes Trial Symposium," which deals broadly with the origins controversy in American public and intellectual life. I'll participate in a panel discussion tomorrow (Thursday, November 3) on the topic "Our Origins: Evolution, Intelligent Design, or Creationism?" Other events include lectures by Noah Feldman of NYU and Steven Benner of the University of Florida, and another panel discussion on the public school issues. Item Category: Announcements Item comments: http://www.idthefuture.com/index.php?p=988&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments
Now Which Group Believes in Fairy Tales? Tue, 01 Nov 2005 18:26:13 +0000 This post from Krauze about the "Circus of the Spineless" shows the problem with peer review and intelligent design in a nutshell. Krauze sent in a fascinating science post about[...] Read more! Item Category: Announcements Item comments: http://www.idthefuture.com/index.php?p=985&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments
Expert Report Part 3: The Failure of Demarcation Arguments Mon, 31 Oct 2005 14:51:38 +0000 Read Meyer Expert Report for Dover Trial Part 1 here. Read Meyer Expert Report for Dover Trial Part 2 here. The Failure of Demarcation Arguments Just as there are good practical reasons for affirming the scientific character of the theory of intelligent design, there are no good in principle reasons for refusing to do so. In particular, (1) philosophers of science have generally abandoned the use of rigid demarcation criteria to make such determinations; (2) specific demarcation criteria applied to the origins question fail to distinguish design from its competitors; (3) Pennock's application of the demarcation criteria fail to disqualify the theory of intelligent design; and (4) there are further problems with the principle of methodological naturalism.[...] Read more! Item Category: News Item comments: http://www.idthefuture.com/index.php?p=936&c=1&tb=1&pb=1#comments