Posts tagged "intelligent design"

ID Roundup

Intelligent Design advocates’ tactic of painting their opponents’ pro-evolution arguments as another belief-set or religion — a tactic well-honed by conservative pundits over the past year — graduates from PR-stunt to litigation claim this week, as a California couple sues UC Berkeley for portions of their website that “endorse religious views consistent with [evolution].” The...

Pat Will Survive

Pat Robertson warns Dover voters not to be surprised — nor to ask for divine help — if God comes a’smiting after they booted eight pro-Intelligent Design school board members from office in last week’s election. In the event of such a holy retalition, Robertson advised the town to ask for disaster assistance from Charles...

And Tennessee Associations Embarrass Dover

It was the bad p.r. that did it for voters in Dover, Pennsylvania, who this week voted to oust all eight school board members who were up for re-election after they had supported the teaching of Intelligent Design in public schools — a controversy that led to the court case that closed last week. In...

Malevolent Design

Intelligent Design isn’t just bad science, it’s bad religion. By J. M. Tyree America’s new Scopes trial pits the Dover, Pennsylvania School Board and the proponents of the Intelligent Design movement against the established body of science. But in a nation where 65% of the population thinks that evolution and creationism should be taught side-by-side,...

Intelligent Design, World Religion Style

05 October 2005 By Brad Tytel Intelligent Design is big news right now, and the media has made much of this latest broadside in the raging culture war between “the scientists” and “the Christians.” So it’s a pleasure to read coverage that attempts to bring other spiritual perspectives to the table, such as last week’s New...

Daily Links 10 August 2005

Intelligent Design: Yes! No! Today, 9 am eastern time: C-Span’s “Washington Journal” debates “Intelligent Design.” For: some activist. Against: some other activist. Our point: Why do advocates of ID — who insist that ID is good science — put forth activists as spokespeople rather than scientists? And why do opponents of ID — who insist...

Daily Links 26 January 2005

They Will Be Your Doctors When You’re Old Kansas’ State Board of Education is holding a public hearing this Saturday on the proposed statewide science standards which include a redefinition of the word “science” intended to remove bias towards “naturalistic” (non-theistic) belief systems. Pat Hayes, author of Red State Rabble, writes that the rephrasing — proposed by a group...

Daily Links 24 January 2005

Don’t Play with Sri Lanka Evangelical relief workers have reached Sri Lanka, which has been a hotbed of religious contention since long before the tsunami. Christian missionaries there claim persecution at the hands of the Buddhist majority, citing the more than 100 churches which have been attacked by Buddhist extremists; and Buddhists charge that Christians...

Daily Links 15 December 2004

Who’s Your Jesus? Douglas LeBlanc, of GetReligion, sees Ray Waddle’s four “Dueling Messiahs” (“Free-market Messiah,” “Peace-and-Justice Jesus,” “Silence of the Lamb (of God)” and “Redeemer Revisited”) and raises him a “Cool Older Brother” and “Live Long and Prosper Jesus”… Christmas in Iraq Foreign Minister of Iraq, Hoshyar Zebari, promises the Pope in a private meeting that...

Daily Links 04 December 2004

If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Make ‘Em Join You Fast on the heels of the recent victories for “Intelligent Design” curriculum in public schools, comes the increasing popularity of this creationist meme, today transmitted by Rod Tussing, in The Arizona Republic: “Darwinism is an ‘interpretation’ of the world and its origin and, therefore, qualifies as a religion....

Daily Links 08 November 2004

Gary Hart Preaches The prophetic voice of the moment comes from… Gary Hart? Who wouldda thunk? And yet here he is, talking some serious God and history on the op-ed page of the NYT, no less. “To participate in a discussion of ‘faith’ one must qualify oneself,” and he goes on to do just that...

30 September 2004 Daily Links

Creationism in a lab coat: “better to appear scientific than holy.” Wired News‘ Evan Ratliffreports on the “Intelligent Design” (ID) movement to introduce antievolution theory into classrooms — recently successful in Ohio, where a school board has voted to change state science standards, and mandated that biology teachers “‘critically analyze’” evolutionary theory. Scientists widely dismiss ID as...