Texas will host its own premiere of the intelligent-design documentary Metamorphosis tonight.
The metamorphosis of butterflies represents “the magic of reality,” in Richard Dawkins’s wonderful phrase, where actual, not made-up or fictional, biology is so astonishing that its power to move us never goes away.
A thousand people responded with long, resounding applause to Illustra’s new film, Metamorphosis, at its California premiere on Saturday. The auditorium was filled and the audience was thrilled, especially at the very end when the stars of the show made a surprise appearance.
“Our Solar System looks ever more like the exception, and it is exceptional in ways that are life friendly.”
Richard Dawkins’ new book, The Greatest Show on Earth, is being touted as a scathing rebuttal to intelligent design (ID), yet an actual response to mainstream ID thinking can hardly be found in the book. Though the book makes passing mention of “irreducible complexity” in a couple places, there are zero mentions of leading ID proponents like Michael Behe, William Dembski, Jonathan Wells, Phillip Johnson, Stephen Meyer, or any other well-known ID proponent. Instead, Dawkins refers extensively to “creationists,” repeatedly attacking young earth creationism, while also making heavy use of fallacious (and dubious) “poor design” examples that rebut no argument made by a leading advocate of design since perhaps the 19th century. It seems that Dawkins didn’t have the stomach Read More ›