Thursday, July 20, 2006

Traipsing Into Evolution

The Washington DC Examiner published a full page article interviewing Dr. John West, Ph.D. and Casey Luskin, two of the authors of Traipsing Into Evolution: Intelligent Design and the Kitzmiller v. Dover Decision. In the interview, West made an excellent point when he said:

"Judge Jones’ rejection of intelligent design sprang from his willingness to go beyond the facts of the case and attempt to decide an important scientific debate by judicial decree. Unfortunately, in his zeal to decide the validity of intelligent design for everyone else, Judge Jones ended up attacking a straw man. As we document in our book, his opinion is filled with distortions and basic errors of fact. For example, he asserts that intelligent design scientists don’t published peer-reviewed scholarship, which is patently false."

The article can be read in its entirety here. The book, Traipsing Into Evolution is an excellent evaluation of the Dover trial and can be purchased at Amazon.com or by calling 1-800-643-4102.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Stand Up for Science, Stand Up for Kansas!

Last year, the Kansas State Board of Education courageously adopted science standards requiring Kansas students to learn not only about the evidence that supports Darwin’s theory of evolution, but also about the scientific evidence which challenges it. Four other states -- New Mexico, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and South Carolina -- have similar requirements in place. The new science standards simply allowed for students to think, analyze, and speak freely concerning evolution.

Unfortunately, some groups have decided that students are not allowed to think, analyze, and speak freely. These groups are trying to censor Kansas teachers from presenting any evidence critical of evolution. They are even urging school districts to disregard the new science standards. This is why Discovery Institute launched the "Stand Up for Science, Stand Up for Kansas" campaign. If you agree that students should learn about evolution’s weaknesses as well as its strengths, please join with like-minded citizens and stand up in support of the Kansas state science standards. Go to www.standupforscience.com to sign the petition to support the standards in Kansas!