Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I am convinced
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?
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
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.