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A Crash Course in Intelligent Design

Alan's monthly letter for September 2009 Dear Friend, When I think of summer breaks, I think of the sun, the beach, the waves, and drinking fresh lemonade. I like to relax in a chair and think of absolutely nothing. But this summer I took a slightly different approach: I studied physics, quantum theory, relativity, cosmology, embryology, and genetics – all in ten days. Not necessarily a relaxing summer, but at least I had some lemonade.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Darwin's 200th Birthday: A Celebration of Darwinists, Not Darwin

Alan's monthly letter for February 2009 Dear Friend, Darwinists around the world will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Darwin’s birth this February 12. Darwin parties will continue all year since November 22nd will also mark the 150th anniversary of Darwin’s landmark book, On the Origin of Species. It’s a momentous year for all things Darwin.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Academic Suppression: It's the New Academic Freedom

Alan's monthly letter for March 2008 Dear Friend, It’s hard to believe a state legislature passed a law forbidding the teaching of evolution. It’s true! In fact, a public high school teacher was found guilty in a U.S. court for teaching Darwin’s theory. But this happened 83 years ago in the famous Scopes Trial.

Article | Science | Alan Shlemon | April 20, 2013

Evolution Sunday: A Paradox in the Making

Alan's monthly letter for March 2007 Dear Friend,

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Is Intelligent Design Just God-of-the-Gaps?

Alan's monthly letter for October 2012 Dear Friend, Centuries ago, scientific knowledge was in its infancy. Although our understanding of the natural world progressed, there were gaps in the explanations. Sometimes a scientist would insert God in this gap of knowledge to explain the unexplainable. But over time those gaps were filled with satisfactory natural explanations. Theists worried that if this trend continued, God would be relegated to the role of passive bystander to creation or worse, a wishful invention of their minds.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | April 19, 2013

Science as God

Alan's monthly letter for November 2012 Dear Friend, Secular culture has given God the boot. Science has emerged as the new religion and scientists are its priests. When truth is sought, science is consulted. When knowledge is needed, science delivers. When reason is employed, science is its master. People think scientific inquiry is the paradigm of truth and reason, but its importance has been exaggerated and misunderstood.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 20, 2013

According to Stephen Hawking, He’s Irrational

Hawking believes that human behavior is determined by physical laws, but this has serious implications for all his work.

Article | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | March 5, 2013

Challenge Response: Your Creation Story Is Just Another Myth

I answer this week's challenge in the video below.  

Blog Post | Apologetics | Alan Shlemon | February 14, 2013

Intelligent Design Event in San Diego

Some of my friends from the Discovery Institute will be teaching a one-day conference on intelligent design at the Rock Church in San Diego (Point Loma campus) on Saturday, September 15. Jay Richards, Casey Luskin, John West, Ray Bohlin, and others will b

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | August 29, 2012

See Intelligent Design Live

For those of you in Southern California, I’d encourage you to attend the premier of Metamorphosis, the new intelligent design video on the beauty and design of butterflies. Paul Nelson, from the Discovery Institute, will speak at the event.

Blog Post | Science | Alan Shlemon | September 9, 2011