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Obama, Science, and Ethics

As President Obama reversed Bush's policy against public funding for the destruction of human embryos to create new stem cell lines, he said the following in celebration:

Blog Post | Ethics | Amy K. Hall | March 9, 2009

Darwin's Significant Ideas

My sister, who works at a university, received an invitation from a group "dedicated to the promotion of evolutionary theory, science and reason" to discuss "the continued significance of Darwin's ideas" on Darwin Day (today).

Blog Post | Christianity & Culture | Amy K. Hall | February 12, 2009

Darwinism Is an Inadequate Explanation

In a response to the segment in Ben Stein's Expelled that makes a connection between Darwinist thinking and the Holocaust, Richard Dawkins said the following:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | April 1, 2008

Dawkins and the Information Question

After viewing this video of Dawkins apparently being "stumped by creationists' question," I did some digging to find his response, giving him the benefit of the doubt that he was likely just trying to frame his answer in a succinct way, or that he was flustered for some reason other than a lack of an answer. 

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | February 26, 2008

Judgment Day for PBS Documentary

The Discovery Institute posted a response to Nova's Judgment Day: Intelligent Design on Trial, noting ten of its errors.  For example:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | November 16, 2007

Philosophical Naturalism Limits Science

A common objection was proposed in the comment section of Tuesday's intelligent design post:

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | November 15, 2007

Tonight: PBS Documentary Against Intelligent Design

Tonight, PBS will air a documentary about a Pennsylvania court case dealing with the teaching of intelligent design in the schools.  And, as a Variety review reminds us, "the insidious campaign to discredit science and elevate religion as a legitimate academic alternative shouldn't escape notice."

Blog Post | Apologetics | Amy K. Hall | November 13, 2007

Research Points to Single Origin for Humans

From Science Daily: Competing theories on the origins of anatomically modern humans claim that either humans originated from a single point in Africa and migrated across the world, or different populations independently evolved from homo erectus to home sapiens in different areas.

Blog Post | Science | Amy K. Hall | August 1, 2007