Archive for June, 2007

Another great quote by Francis Crick from his book The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul:

“The age of the earth is now established beyond any reasonable doubt as very great, yet in the United States millions of Fundamentalists still stoutly defend the naive view that it is relatively short, an opinion deduced from reading the Christian Bible too literally. They also usually deny that animals and plants have evolved and changed radically over such long periods, although this is equally well established. This gives one little confidence that what they have to say about the process of natural selection is likely to be unbiased, since their views are predetermined by a slavish adherence to religious dogmas.”


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Brown University biology professor Kenneth Miller (wikipedia article) who appeared as a leading spokesman and witness in the Kitzmiller v. Dover Area School District case and in the BBC’s A War on Science conducted a lecture at Case Western Reserve University in Ohio back in January of 2007 he pretty much destroys the arguments for Intelligent Design .

Ken Miller on Intelligent Design:

Finding Darwins GodWhat I find particularly interesting that I didn’t know before watching the video was that Miller is a devout Catholic who finds no conflict between his faith and his opposition to Intelligent Design.

Miller is also the author of Finding Darwin’s God: A Scientist’s Search for Common Ground Between God and Evolution.

In addition to the content of his lecture I thought Miller was also a really engaging and entertaining speaker.






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