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In Defense of Intelligent Design?

April 6th, 2008

Ben Stein, ExpelledWhat do Ben Stein and Intelligent Design (ID) have in common? More than a little bit, apparently. Ben’s newest movie to be released later this month is titled, “Expelled. No Intelligence Allowed.” And while I haven’t seen it, I’ve read a good number of reviews from mostly Intelligent Design proponents who generally all agree on it’s merits as a fine documentary.

The premise is simple. Various faculty at various universities or other academic institutions were allegedly forced from their positions after attempting to or actually putting forth a positive opinion on the concept of intelligent design. The movie tries to show an apparent disregard for intellectual freedom and a staunch close-mindedness perpetrated by the intelligentsia.

In my mind, this sounds like fairly interesting stuff.

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Pond Scum Reveals Animal / Plant Divergence

October 29th, 2007

AlgaeGeneticists at Stanford have dug their noses in pond scum, specifically, Chlamydomonas reinhardtii to shed insight into when this little organism spit from the animal kingdom. Turns out it was 1.6 billion years back. Plus or minus.
Source: Stanford

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