ACTA Speaks Out On “Not So Intelligent Administrative Designs”

I just found this (you’ll have to scroll down to Oct. 22, the day it was posted) courageous defense of academic freedom and free and open scientific inquiry posted by the The American Council of Trustees and Alumni. It’s a blog post responding to the recent wave of viewpoint discrimination against ID in higher education. ACTA writes: Denunciations are not reasoned refutations. Administrative bans on intellectual inquiry do more to chill debate than to foster it, and do considerable damage not only to the ideas being banned, but also to those being protected from challenge or dispute. … Universities should be actively fostering debate about intelligent design, not seeking to shut down investigation of the idea entirely. And they should Read More ›

Caldwell Wins Round One In Suit Against School District

According to a press release issued by Caldwell yesterday: “a federal judge has ruled that California citizens have a Constitutional right under the First Amendment to put proposed evolution policies on the agenda of local school board meetings for public debate and potential adoption, and that school officials who refuse such a request are subject to potential civil rights remedies in federal court.”

Dembski Rebuts Plaintiffs’ Expert Witnesses

Mathematician, philosopher, and theologian William Dembski has written a thorough response to many of the claims made by plaintiffs’ expert witnesses in their expert reports for the Dover trial. The experts to which he responds are Barbara Forrest, Robert Pennock, John Haught, Kevin Padian, and Kenneth Miller. See: Rebuttal to Reports by Opposing Expert Witnesses [PDF, 720 kb]  

Cornell President Misrepresents Intelligent Design And Delivers A Diatribe Against Academic Freedom

The President of Cornell stirred up a hornets nest when he spoke out against intelligent design last week. While he stopped short of trying ban it from campus science courses as has been tried at University of Idaho and Iowa State University, he definitely struck a blow against academic freedom. The IDEA Club at Cornell was quick to point out that the President really didn’t know what ID is, or was willfully misleading with his characterizations of it. This article from Inside Higher Ed is typically biased (refers to ID as a “sham”), though it does have some