Design Hypothesis: DNA and Dysteleology

Teleology says that life shows the hand of a designer; dysteleology says the reverse. Four aspects of DNA—the c-value enigma, pseudogenes, endogenous retroviruses, and atavisms—make a clear case for the latter. [Read more…]

Reject the Scientific Consensus? How Do You Justify THAT?

Is a scientific consensus inconvenient? Then just handwave a reason to reject it! Though this is a popular response to unwanted scientific conclusions, it is intellectually indefensible. [Read more…]

Nazi Soldiers Indoctrinated with Darwin? Yeah, Right.

Why were the Nazis so disagreeable? Because they were force-fed evolution, of course! (Or maybe not.) [Read more…]

Who Cares About Darwin?

Charles Darwin was a giant force within biology, but I don’t care what he wrote. Creationists, by contrast, do. They seem to imagine that, if they can quote him out of context, they can cast doubt on the validity of evolution. (Wow—where do you begin?) [Read more…]

World Premiere: The Magician’s Twin

I attended the premiere of the Discovery Institute’s new video about C.S. Lewis and science. Though well produced, the agenda showed through. [Read more…]

Word of the Day: Survival of the Fittest

This phrase wasn’t in Darwin’s original edition and is often misunderstood. [Read more…]

Word of the Day: Hyperactive Agency Detection

In honor of Charles Darwin’s birthday on February 12, let’s look at some concepts that tie together religion and evolution. [Read more…]

Bungling the Facts Behind Evolution

Is it reasonable for politicians to question science? A defense falls short. [Read more…]

Nazi Soldiers Indoctrinated with Darwin? How Convenient.

Why were the Nazis so disagreeable? Because they were force-fed evolution, of course! (Or maybe not.) [Read more…]