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anti Welcome to the Christian Pseudoscience Monitor 2005 Dec 06
     ... Scientific Creationism . Intelligent Design . resources ...
"I'm a chemist-biochemist with little formal training in evolution. When I testified against the 'equal time' bill (equal time for creationism and evolution) before the legislative education committee (NE) in 1981, I knew little about creationism. Perhaps it had disappeared in the '30s. Perhaps I'd get challenging arguments from creationists. I was mistaken. Proponents of 'equal time' were mostly scientifically illiterate and gullible to the most nonsensical creationism. For example, one proponent told me that there were two sides to the issue, the Christian side vs. everything else (evolution plus New Age speculation, Native American creation myths, etc). Scientific training doesn't prepare one for such logic."

parody Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster 2005 Oct 07
     ... Intelligent Design . resources . humor ...
"I am writing you with much concern after having read of your hearing to decide whether the alternative theory of Intelligent Design should be taught along with the theory of Evolution. I think we can all agree that it is important for students to hear multiple viewpoints so they can choose for themselves the theory that makes the most sense to them. I am concerned, however, that students will only hear one theory of Intelligent Design. Let us remember that there are multiple theories of Intelligent Design. I and many others around the world are of the strong belief that the universe was created by a Flying Spaghetti Monster. It was He who created all that we see and all that we feel. We feel strongly that the overwhelming scientific evidence pointing towards evolutionary processes is nothing but a coincidence, put in place by Him."

parody reDiscovery Institute 2005 Jul 02
     ... Scientific Creationism . Intelligent Design ...
"The reDiscovery Institute is non-profit, non-partisan, public-policy think-tank located in Tacoma, Washington, with branches in Atlanta, Georgia and Fort Worth, Texas. The reDiscovery Institute fosters integration of science education with traditional Judeo-Christian principles of free market, limited government, morality, faith, property, obedience and anti-intellectualism. Our primary focus is to extend and promote Design Theories, which have been so successful in Biology, to the fields of Chemistry, Astronomy, Geology, Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Material Science, Acoustics, Condensed Matter Physics, Fluid Dynamics, Nuclear Physics, Anthropology, Physiology, Algebra, Geometry, Statistics, and Meteorology."

crankier The Secret of Nature 2004 Sep 19
     ... grand unification . evolution . religion . Intelligent Design ...
"Though humanity claims to have made enormous progress both scientifically and spiritually a simple review tells us both these world exist in absolute ignorance of the Reality of Nature. Science has gone out to exploit nature on partial and contradicting pieces of knowledge. It does not explain fundamental questions such as what causes gravity, what is mass, why speed of light is the maximum speed, why uncertainty, why dominant and recessive gene, why triplet code and so on. At the spiritual level, humanity has gone out to exploit human weakness to build organized forces that are fighting fiercely and causing immense misery and destruction in the name of God. Mother Earth is quaking, burning, flooding and erupting under human conquering motive and corruption. This earth and its inhabitants has no hope unless Reality of Nature and oneness reveals it self, and humanity gets into an self order."

crankier The Center of Science and Culture 2004 Sep 19
     ... Intelligent Design ...
"... is a Discovery Institute program which: - supports research by scientists and other scholars challenging various aspects of neo-Darwinian theory; - supports research by scientists and other scholars developing the scientific theory known as intelligent design; - supports research by scientists and scholars in the social sciences and humanities exploring the impact of scientific materialism on culture. - encourages schools to improve science education by teaching students more fully about the theory of evolution, including the theory's scientific weaknesses as well strengths."

parody Unintelligent Design Network, Inc. 2003 Aug 03
     ... Intelligent Design ...
"UDN, Inc. and GNIJS of Ohio are united in our cause to open up Ohio state science curriculum to fair, even-handed and objective discussion of all sides of the issue of the origins of life. Although we believe the Ohio Board of Education has improved its track record with the recent debate between proponents of teaching evolution and those in favor of intelligent design, we are aghast that the State failed to notify our group of the debate, invite one or two of our speakers, or show the slightest recognition of our position on the issue at all."

anti The C-Files: William Dembski 2003 Apr 09
     ... Intelligent Design ...
"William Dembski debated Stuart Kauffman at UNM's Woodward Hall on Tuesday, November 13th. His presentation was more restrained for this academic setting; Alan Gishlick of NCSE, who saw both talks, described the Dembski at Monday's talk as 'Bad Bill,' and the Dembski who said nice-sounding things about skepticism and scientific inquiry at Tuesday's debate as 'Good Bill.' Dembski's two presentations did share some things in common, but he used more technical terms in Tuesday's appearance, such as 'degrees of freedom of DNA.' Kauffman is a well-known member of the Santa Fe Institute, and author of several books on self-organization. He is currently at BiosGroup."

fringe William A. Dembski 2003 Apr 09
     ... Intelligent Design ...
"A mathematician and a philosopher, William A. Dembski is associate research professor in the conceptual foundations of science at Baylor University and a senior fellow with Discovery Institute?s Center for the Renewal of Science and Culture in Seattle. ... He has published three books. In The Design Inference: Eliminating Chance Through Small Probabilities (Cambridge University Press, 1998), he examines the design argument in a post-Darwinian context and analyzes the connections linking chance, probability, and intelligent causation. His most recent book is Intelligent Design: The Bridge Between Science and Theology, which appeared November 1999 with InterVarsity Press."

crankier Cognitive-Theoretic Model of the Universe 2002 Nov 16
     ... new age . proof of God . Intelligent Design ...
"Among the most exciting recent developments in science are Complexity Theory, the theory of self-organizing systems, and the modern incarnation of Intelligent Design Theory, which investigates the deep relationship between self-organization and evolutionary biology in a scientific context not preemptively closed to teleological causation. Bucking the traditional physical reductionism of the hard sciences, complexity theory has given rise to a new trend, informational reductionism, which holds that the basis of reality is not matter and energy, but information. Unfortunately, this new form of reductionism is as problematic as the old one. As mathematician David Berlinski writes regarding the material and informational aspects of DNA: :We quite know what DNA is: it is a macromolecule and so a material object. We quite know what it achieves: apparently everything. Are the two sides of this equation in balance?' More generally, Berlinski observes that since the information embodied in a string of DNA or protein cannot affect the material dynamic of reality without being read by a material transducer, information is meaningless without matter." Available in PDF format.

cranky Intelligent Design Network, Inc. 2001 May 11
     ... Intelligent Design . proof of God ...
"Intelligent Design is a scientific theory that intelligent causes are responsible for the origin of the universe and of life and its diversity. It holds that design is empirically detectable in nature, and particularly in living systems. Intelligent Design is an intellectual movement that includes a scientific research program for investigating intelligent causes and that challenges naturalistic explanations of origins which currently drive science education and research."

cranky Intelligent Design and Evolution Awareness Club 2001 May 11
     ... Intelligent Design . proof of God ...
"... is a student-run club at UC San Diego whose primary purpose is to: promote, as a scientific theory, the idea that life was designed by an intelligence; and facilitate discussion, debate, and dialogue over these issues in a warm, friendly, and open atmosphere where individuals feel free to speak their personal views."

cranky Access Research Network 2001 May 11
     ... Scientific Creationism . Intelligent Design ...
"... is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to providing accessible information on science, technology and society. ... Intelligent Design FAQ ..."

cranky Origins 2001 May 11
     ... religion . Intelligent Design . philosophy . origins ...
"This site features scholarly and popular resources concerning intelligent design and philosophical theism."

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