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David Klinghoffer June 4, 2021 Literary critic M. D. Aeschliman sketches the intellectual evolution that connects Barzun with later Darwin critics. The latest is Stephen Meyer. Casey Luskin June 1, 2021 I appreciate that Dr. Falk and his colleagues at BioLogos would like to engage in a productive “dialogue” with proponents of intelligent design. Brian Miller May 28, 2021 Falk claims that Meyer misled his readers by not mentioning an allegedly significant newer result. David Klinghoffer March 12, 2021 By enlarging his scope to include the origin of the universe, Meyer reveals why science confirms not merely a generic design in nature but a personal God. David Klinghoffer February 3, 2021 Meyer's latest "makes a strong case for the identity of the designer as a personal God," says University of Georgia biochemist Russell Carlson. John G. West December 17, 2020 COVID-19 isn’t our only pandemic. There is also a pandemic of loneliness and despair. Evolution News December 16, 2020 DeepMind, the AI company that beat human Go gamers with AlphaGo, has made progress in solving the protein folding problem. But who deserves the credit? Evolution News December 2, 2020 Elaborate schemes to explain the origin of the genetic code from the laws of physics and chemistry miss the whole point about codes. Evolution News November 4, 2020 Oparin is back. Some origin-of-life researchers are using his coacervate theory without giving him credit or realizing they are retreading dead-end ideas. David Klinghoffer October 28, 2020 What atheists and materialists can’t explain is why this fitness is so special, so unforgivingly precise and intricate, at every stage on the journey to us. David Klinghoffer October 13, 2020 By turning to physics and cosmology — the study of the universe and its origins — Meyer brings evidence not just for a designer but for a personal God. David Klinghoffer September 22, 2020 To see cells in action, he notes a remarkable video, “Neutrophil Chasing Bacteria,” made in 1950s by a researcher at Vanderbilt University. Evolution News June 21, 2020 Here is video #6. In addition to producing documentaries and animations, we also post lectures by our scientists and scholars. Evolution News June 16, 2020 How do you condense the message of two books totalling 1,100+ pages into a 21-minute video? Casey Luskin May 27, 2020 What do scientists spend more time thinking about — sex, or the theory of intelligent design? Casey Luskin May 18, 2020 The article is like a thermometer measuring a fever among evolutionists. David Klinghoffer April 15, 2020 Many have asked what or whom proponents of intelligent design nominate as the source of the purpose and design that courses through life and the weave of the whole cosmos. Evolution News March 17, 2020 If others have been hailed as the “father of intelligent design” (Michael Behe) or the “godfather” (Phillip Johnson), then Jon Buell was the “matchmaker.” Evolution News March 10, 2020 At a couple of points in episode 1, Neil deGrasse Tyson employs the “Book of Nature” metaphor, but he never gives its proper historical context. It’s actually a Christian concept. Michael Flannery March 3, 2020 Dyson points out that the highly improbable is actually quite probable by invoking “Littlewood’s law of miracles.” Jonathan Wells February 26, 2020 I told the staff of En Arche that the foundation reminded me of Discovery Institute twenty years ago. Jonathan Wells February 10, 2020 This sort of behavior is not new. In 2004, the University of Helsinki (Finland) cancelled some scheduled talks by Discovery Institute fellows Paul Nelson and Richard Sternberg. David Klinghoffer January 27, 2020 How does life emerge from that which is not alive? This mystery exercises a peculiar fascination, with the power to elicit remarkable feats of imagination. David Klinghoffer January 8, 2020 How does life emerge from that which is not alive? That mystery has long exercised a peculiar fascination. David Klinghoffer December 30, 2019 Meyer in these 5 minutes does a superbly lucid job of explaining why scientists who doubt the standard evolutionary story are “appropriately skeptical.” David Klinghoffer December 17, 2019 There’s an inviting coziness about this time of year, perfect for shutting the computer down, putting the accursed iPhone away, and retreating to the beauty of printed pages. Evolution News November 24, 2019 Listen in as Dr. Meyer interviews Dr. Berlinski, author of the new book Human Nature. David Klinghoffer October 24, 2019 Watched by a million people this week, Meyer in these 5 minutes does a superbly lucid job of explaining why scientists who doubt the standard evolutionary story are “appropriately skeptical.” David Klinghoffer August 9, 2019 Professor Gelernter, who survived a terror attack by the Unabomber that cost him a hand and an eye, warns that Darwinists will “destroy you” for criticizing their theory. David Klinghoffer July 10, 2019 Protesting such a thing, not protesting against the people who protest against it, should be the norm, not the rare exception. David Klinghoffer July 4, 2019 The Declaration of Independence could hardly be written today, not if it had to pass muster with our dominant woke corporate-media-political culture. David Klinghoffer July 4, 2019 The Declaration of Independence could hardly be written today, not if it had to pass muster with our dominant woke corporate-media-political culture. David Klinghoffer April 4, 2019 It’s a great, great privilege to work with brilliant scientists who do such an amazing job of explaining the science that lies behind the deepest questions men and women can ask themselves. David Klinghoffer April 2, 2019 It’s interesting to consider why some super-smart folks I can think of remain intellectually closed to considering any of this, despite what you’d assume are their good reasons for doing so. David Klinghoffer March 24, 2019 I knew Shapiro was in intellectual exploration mode on ID last month when he talked about Meyer’s Signature in the Cell in a segment on The Ben Shapiro Show. Evolution News March 19, 2019 We are nearing a half-century since Eigen wrote about this paradox, and it “still challenges theoretical biologists.” Evolution News March 11, 2019 Immediately you know these structures were designed. How should you know that? How did the scientists know that? David Klinghoffer February 13, 2019 Shapiro accepts the idea of evolution, but he also appreciates that intelligent design is ultimately a way of understanding evolution, the mechanism that drives it. David Klinghoffer January 16, 2019 No intellectually challenging idea has attracted more uninformed criticism than ID. David Klinghoffer January 15, 2019 There’s still time to join us for the Dallas Conference — you can pre-register through 5 pm CST, today. Or come as a walk-up. Stephen C. Meyer January 1, 2019 This is one key issue on which proponents of ID and of theistic evolution differ. David Klinghoffer December 14, 2018 There’s something very clarifying about seeing an argument laid out in crisp bullet points. Evolution News November 23, 2018 Is there anything more relaxing and uplifting than settling in with a good book on a winter day? Andrew McDiarmid November 5, 2018 Some books continue to be read long after the hype of their release has passed. These books contain compelling ideas and stories that speak to our humanity and inspire us to seek out the truth. Evolution News October 9, 2018 It’s the chance of a lifetime to travel with and learn from some of the stars of Discovery Institute. David Klinghoffer September 27, 2018 Meyer is well known as a leading proponent of ID, the scientific alternative to theories of unguided evolution. He talks here about his exciting and important next book. Michael Flannery August 7, 2018 Wallace was the co-discoverer with Charles Darwin of the theory of evolution by natural selection. He later broke with Darwin over the question of teleology. David Klinghoffer August 1, 2018 ID is a rival theory, a scientific theory, doing the normal work that scientific ideas must do to supplant a currently dominant idea. Evolution News June 30, 2018 The problem is, none of these people cite papers or other writing by researchers on intelligent design, like the work done by Douglas Axe on protein evolution probabilities. Stephen C. Meyer April 24, 2018 This is one key issue on which proponents of ID and of theistic evolution differ. Walter Myers III March 22, 2018 Recently I had the opportunity to hear Discovery Institute’s Stephen Meyer provide an update on the progress and current state of the theory of intelligent design. David Klinghoffer March 19, 2018 Writing with Arthur Herman, he proposes a cheap and technologically very attainable alternative to waiting passively to see what comes of North Korea’s growing ICBM collection. Evolution News March 9, 2018 Dennis Venema's arguments about Michael Yarus’s work were already addressed in detail by Meyer and Nelson in a technical paper. David Klinghoffer December 8, 2017 Criticism suggested that Nobel laureate Jack Szostak and others were fast closing in on a solution to the origin-of-life problem with the “principle of RNA self-replication." Evolution News November 27, 2017 It's the next best thing to being there. Evolution News November 24, 2017 It's the traditional first day of the Christmas shopping season. What should you do? Casey Luskin November 9, 2017 The laws of the universe are necessary for life to exist. But they aren’t sufficient to explain how life arose. Casey Luskin November 7, 2017 In 1927, Belgian astronomer Georges Lemaître theorized that the universe began with a single explosion from a densely compacted state. Brian Miller October 24, 2017 Recently, atheist Michael Shermer debated Catholic philosopher Edward Feser. The subject was Feser’s new book on five arguments for the existence of God. Sarah Chaffee October 19, 2017 Education functions best when we focus not on soliciting student agreement or buy-in to a rigid creed, but rather on stimulating the critical faculties. Stephen C. Meyer October 16, 2017 The authors argue that RNA molecules appeared in warm little ponds more than 4.17 billion years ago, transported by “meteorites and interplanetary dust particles." Wesley J. Smith September 20, 2017 The Matrix, the first episode, was a fun movie. But as a description for reality? Please. Evolution News September 15, 2017 A corespondent draws our attention to a comment from atheist and "poetic naturalist" Sean Carroll, in his recent book. Douglas Axe June 28, 2017 We have no trouble rattling off any number of “conditions” that are relevant to the process of boiling alphabet soup. David Klinghoffer June 5, 2017 We don’t mean to slight other big countries or important parts of the world where ID is on the rise. Paul Nelson September 22, 2014 The only real motivation for holding to MN is to keep the bad guys at bay, as an all-purpose "Press Button in Case of Emergency" defeater for ideas like intelligent design.
Casey Luskin April 5, 2012 Darwinists are working hard to pressure Governor Haslam into vetoing an academic freedom bill that has passed both houses in that state.
David Klinghoffer April 4, 2012 Rabbi Averick has occasionally crossed swords with fellow Chicagoan Jerry Coyne -- he seems to get under Coyne's skin.
Casey Luskin March 21, 2012 I told you this would happen.
Tom Bethell March 21, 2012 In a "sneak preview," Meyer said his next book would be about the Cambrian explosion -- the geologically sudden appearance of most of the major animal forms and body designs.
Jonathan McLatchie March 20, 2012 Surely, genuine "skepticism" is not a position one takes, but rather an approach to evaluating claims.
David Klinghoffer March 20, 2012 "Why the evidence of design in the world is elusive to many people."
Casey Luskin March 19, 2012 Though at first blush Henriques's position might sound fair, there's hardly anything praiseworthy about it.
David Klinghoffer March 16, 2012 I looked for a reference to the subjects we cover here at ENV and thought I would go away disappointed.
Andrew McDiarmid March 16, 2012 Stephen Meyer discussed why we are still debating Darwin at a "Socrates in the City" event hosted by Eric Metaxas at the University Club in Washington, D.C.
Evolution News March 15, 2012 At the Darwin-defending group blog Panda's Thumb, Nick Matzke and his friends are enjoying a discussion of the Coppedge trial even as they admit that they know hardly anything about the facts.
Casey Luskin March 15, 2012 Saunders isn't merely wrong. Beyond that, his argument against ID is incoherent in exactly the way I discussed here recently.
Jonathan McLatchie March 14, 2012 If the religious beliefs of ID proponents disqualify them from rational dialogue in the scientific arena, surely Saunders's atheism and anti-religious biases disqualify him.
Jonathan McLatchie March 14, 2012 This is worth a watch.
Robert Crowther March 13, 2012 In a Fox News interview this morning, David Coppedge and his attorney, William J. Becker Jr., explained the suspicious circumstances surrounding Coppedge’s firing from Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) last year. Evolution News February 16, 2012 Suppose we said that by studying a Rembrandt painting's microstructure, we could learn ways to improve surgery or firefighting. Would you believe it?
Evolution News February 16, 2012 Defending either theory, Darwin or Design, means you have to argue for your explanation and against others.
David Klinghoffer February 15, 2012 We've occasionally pointed you to TED talks when the investment of seven or so minutes is worth your time.
Casey Luskin February 15, 2012 Stephen Meyer's challenge remains one of the most enduring and potent challenges to materialistic accounts of the origin of life.
Evolution News February 3, 2012 Much of current origin-of-life research suffers from a myopia where researchers hone in on solving a particular problem without contextualizing their solution.
Evolution News January 19, 2012 Among Darwinist bloggers, Jack Scanlan holds the distinction of having registered the longest-standing series of empty threats to read/review/debunk Signature in the Cell.
Jonathan McLatchie December 5, 2011 I have no doubt that Dr. Saunders is informed about his discipline but the arguments he presents here are weak.
David Klinghoffer December 2, 2011 Help! Some leading Darwinists have cooked up a pot of al dente fettuccini noodles and they are cruelly flogging us with it.
Jonathan McLatchie November 29, 2011 Molecular genetics professor Robert Saunders was sent an invitation which he accepted, though he didn't turn up for the event. However he decided to blog about it anyway.
Evolution News November 29, 2011 We've long enjoyed and admired the important ecumenical journal First Things, founded and still inspired by a great man, the late Fr. Richard John Neuhaus.
Evolution News November 29, 2011 In Britain it can be no less dangerous to publicly voice sympathy for ID than it is in the United States.
Casey Luskin November 27, 2011 I'm going to let ENV readers in on a little secret: When many of us in the intelligent design (ID) movement read the arguments coming from our critics, we're surprised at their low quality and style.
Andrew McDiarmid November 26, 2011 Fox acknowledges what philosopher Thomas Nagel calls the "fiendishly difficult problem" of the origin of life, but he seems to think that, given time, we'll sort it all out.
Robert Crowther November 25, 2011 Urgent Action Required: Contact the leaders of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab and demand they make things right. Casey Luskin November 23, 2011 "No evidence in the vast literature of heredity changes shows unambigious evidence that random mutation itself, even with geographical isolation of populations, leads to speciation. Then how do new species come into being? How do cauliflowers descend from tiny, wild Mediterranean cabbagelike plants, or pigs from wild boars?"
Evolution News October 17, 2011 Pumice stone has other uses including the preparation of stonewashed denim. (You may find bits of it in the pockets of your newly purchased "distressed" jeans.)
Evolution News October 15, 2011 Meyer tells the story of Einstein's visit to the Palomar Observatory and his realization that he must abandon his famous fudge factor, the cosmological constant.
Stephen C. Meyer October 9, 2011 While my book presents intelligent design as an alternative to chemical evolutionary theory, Venema critiques it as if it had presented a critique of neo-Darwinism — i.e., biological evolutionary theory.
Michael Behe October 5, 2011 Let us count the ways in which "fortune" favored the evolution of the modern protein.
Casey Luskin September 16, 2011 Those who capitulate to the Darwinian consensus are deemed of normal intelligence and fit for office. Those who don't are subjected to public mockery and humiliation.
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