Creation Bits

This blog has been superceded, and is only here for archive purposes. The latest blog posts, depending on topic, can be found at one of the blogs at the new location!

These are very uneditted and underthought ideas that I get while debating the creation/evolution debate. This is the more-often-updated but less-thought-out version of the crevo blog.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I am convinced

I am convinced that most Darwinists have absolutely no clue about what Intelligent Design is about. This problem is worsened by the fact that many people like to argue for "intelligent design" without having either read anything on the subject nor doing any sort of research into what it is about.

As a good test of your own knowledge of what Intelligent Design is about, see this paper (just the abstract and conclusion are enough to see the content of the paper -- the conclusion is on pgs 65 and 66) and see if you can tell why this paper is considered to be a paper on Intelligent Design (and in my opinion, one of the most important papers on Intelligent Design).

If anyone wants to discuss the paper, or doesn't understand the connection to Intelligent Design, please post in the comments below.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Can we get an apology?

I've heard SO MANY TIMES from evolutionists who complain that there is no difference between micro- and macro- evolution, and that the distinction is an invention of creationists who have their head in the sand. Now, the micro- macro- distinction is often used in evolutionary peer-reviewed literature (some even adding an in-between level -- meso), but the evolutionists who complain about Creationists not publishing in the peer-reviewed journals seem to not have read it. Now that PZ Myers is officially on record about the micro- macro- distinction, can all of the evolutionists who complained about this being a false distinction created by deceitful Creationists to apologize?

Just to clarify -- I don't think that PZ ever made this accusation. But I have been in a great number of evolutionary debates, and in nearly every one where the topic was discussed, they said that micro/macro was a false distinction created by Creationists.

(just to note, depending on how it's defined, Creationists don't necessarily disagree with macroevolution per se, either)

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Evolution and Design Class at Cornell

Recently there was a biology class in Cornell dealing with Intelligent Design and Evolution. It was unique in that not only was ID-vs-evolution a topic open for discussion at a major university, but also that it invited participants from all perspectives to the debate on the class's website.

If you are interested, the record of the site/class discussion is archived here and the student papers on evolution and design are here.

I participated fairly heavily in the debate, especially in the opening weeks. Hannah and Salvador were the primary ones holding up the ID position.

Anyway, it was a great time, and a lot of learning by everyone.

Many thanks to Allen McNeil for opening his class to the rest of us.

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