FlCfS board member Pete Dunkelburg submitted this for posting here.
A new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design (PIGDID) provides a very good catalog of current creationist arguments. The author, Jonathan Wells, is a Discovery Institute (DI) Fellow who has dedicated his life to destroying Darwinism. The DI is throwing a party for the book, so PIGDID is as authoritative and strong as this sort of thing gets.
PIGDID is being reviewed chapter by chapter at The Panda’s Thumb. Reading the book along side the reviews will be a revelation to anyone who doesn’t know how creationism works. I can’t think of any better way for School Board members and candidates and the press to come up to speed on the subject.
Does Wells succeed in destroying evolutionary biology? Or does PIGDID turn out to show that ID creationism, despite first appearances, has virtually no scientific content and 21st century creationism amounts to propaganda against science? If Wells or the DI or any creationist authority could have established the claims in PIGDID under oath at the recent Dover trial, it would have been a resounding victory for creationism. Did they simply forget all these devastating claims, or are there other reasons why the claims were not made under oath?
Read the book along with the reviews and you will learn the answers. The review process is just starting, and chapters may not be done in the same order as they appear in the book. Chapters one and three are already done.
The review so far is really good and insightful. Be sure to check it out! I think a review of chapter 9 is now up.
The West Palm Beach library is offereing science seminars for kids.
West Palm BeachÂ· The building blocks of science were laid out on the table. Baking soda, vinegar, a two-liter soda bottle, apple juice and Alka-Seltzer tablets. A half-dozen children gathered around in wide-eyed anticipation.
“Everything in your life is science,” ocean scientist Mark Fischer told them. “That makes every one of you a scientist.”
“The key is making science less intimidating for kids,” scientist Trish Fischer said. “Get them interested early so you can create a lifelong love affair with science and how the world works.”
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