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What Questions about Evolution Have Really Been Answered?

| October 11, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt Microbiologist James Shapiro, in his book Evolution: A View from the 21st Century, makes some common sense statements about the controversy over evolution. Remember that Shapiro is no young earth creationist. He is firmly entrenched as an important figure in the world of evolutionary science. Here is what Shapiro says: General discussions […]

Was Darwinism Connected to National Socialism and Marxism? Part 3

| March 20, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  In parts 1 and 2, we looked at philosopher David Stove’s claims that Darwinism was coopted by both the National Socialists and the Marxists in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both of whom brought mass murder to a scale the world had never before seen. But what of these […]

Was Darwinism Connected to National Socialism and Marxism? Part 1

| March 15, 2013

Post Author: Bill Pratt  National Socialism (Nazism) and Marxism are, for the most part, dead and buried as movements. However, it is incumbent on us, the caretakers of the cemetery, to remind everyone of the past so that it won’t be repeated. Perhaps you believe that we are just beating a dead horse by mentioning […]

Is Darwinian Evolution Falsifiable?

| February 28, 2011

Post Author: Bill Pratt I have long suspected that it is not.  I was listening to another Unbelievable? podcast the other day which featured a debate between ID proponent Michael Behe and ID opponent Keith Fox – both are biochemists.  During the discussion Behe talked about the longest running lab experiment to test the effects […]

California Science Center Settles Lawsuit with Pro-Intelligent Design Group

| July 1, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt You may recall that in January of this year, we posted about the California Science Center, a public institution, reneging on the screening of a pro-intelligent design (ID) movie.  The Discovery Institute, a pro-ID organization, filed a lawsuit when the Science Center refused to turn over all documents related to the […]

Are You Skeptical of Global Warming and Evolution?

| April 5, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt A recent NY Times article linked people who are skeptical about evolution with people who are skeptical about global warming.  The author noted that there seems to be a correlation, that if you doubt one, then you likely doubt the other. This really has me thinking about why that is, as […]

Two Atheist Academics Take On Darwinism

| February 27, 2010

Post Author: Bill Pratt If I could count how many times I’ve been told that only ignorant, fundamentalist Christians doubt the truth of Darwinian evolution, I would be a rich man!  Alas, the worst nightmare of Darwin defenders occurs when non-Christians, and non-theists at that, write books criticizing Darwin’s ideas. In their new book, What […]

What is Social Darwinism? – #4 Post of 2009

| December 26, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Social Darwinism is the theory that persons, societies of people, and races develop and evolve in much the same way that biological organisms evolve due to natural selection.  It is frequently described by the phrase, “survival of the fittest,” which was coined by British philosopher Herbert Spencer just a few years […]

What Didn't Darwin Know?

| December 8, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt Quite a bit, it turns out.  The leaps in knowledge of cellular biology and genetics over the last 150 years would boggle Charles Darwin’s mind.  Some argue that if he were alive today, he would abandon the very theory named after him because of all the contrary evidence that now stands […]

Ida Not the Missing Link?

| October 27, 2009

Post Author: Bill Pratt A few months ago, the History Channel trumpeted the missing human link, Ida.  Ida is a 47 million year old fossil that was claimed to be a human ancestor.  At the time, I wrote a blog post shaming the scientific community for making sensationalistic claims like this.  The evidence from the […]

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