With reading assignments and quizzes, this course is a great way to polish your skills in explaining ID without suffering a spade-shoveling mishap of your own.
This brand of scientific ideology requires a “God of the gaps” — Eugene Koonin’s “present model” — to explain away mysteries like the origin of life.
The jewels of the microbial world, when seen with new nano-scale imaging techniques, look like little modernist cathedrals.
Croft ultimately had the worse of the argument on substance, as I intend to show over several forthcoming posts.
Also in the mix, the issue of academic pressure to distance oneself from ID, even before those involved understand what the theory actually is.