Editorials and Articles
Secular Pizza, a guest editorial by Fr. Honorius D'Amiens. The evolution of the open-faced Italian pie reveals much about the interplay between human ingenuity and religious sentiment.
The Gonzalez Case Revisited, by Jim Curtsinger. Denial of tenure for the Iowa State University astronomer who supported ID was probably justified on purely academic grounds.
Spinning the Gonzalez Case, by Jim Curtsinger. The propagandists of the Discovery Institute have done their best to turn Dr. Guillermo Gonzalez into a martyr. Dave Eaton, supporter of ID and former member of the Minnetonka school board, is also involved in the spinning effort. His arguments show that he has very limited understanding of tenure and promotion at a research university.
Expelled: The Obscenity by Jim Curtsinger. Ben Stein's ID propaganda film Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed is so bad it brings into question that moral fiber of its creators.
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Is Minnesota a local choice state? by Jim Curtsinger. Sure, you could choose to violate state standards and federal law by teaching creationism in public school science class, but you would be risking disciplinary action and civil suit.
Complementarity and the Science and Theology Debate, by Drs. Lueck and Osburn. Guest editorial by a professor at Northwestern College and the head of the MacLaurin Institute, respectively.
Dancing with the Disco Institute - Mark Borrello gives his analysis and personal perspective on a talk given at the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities by Dr. John West entitled Darwin's Dangerous Idea
Update on ID Publications, by Jim Curtsinger - The total scientific productivity of ID as measured by peer-reviewed papers published in professional scientific journals is less than that of one typical good scientist
Minnesota Science Standards - What do they say about teaching evolution?
A Brief History of the MN Standards - An account of the 2003 Minnesota Science Standards Committee, by two MnCSE Board Members who served on the committee
Just Say No (to live debates) - Live debates with creationists are a bad idea. If you disagree with us and put your argument in writing, we'll post it at the MnCSE web site.
Dissent from Darwinism - The Discovery Institute tries to impress with a long list of professional scientists who "dissent from Darwinism", but it turns out that most of the signers have no professional training in biology. There are only four life-sciences professionals on the list in Minnesota.
Behe on immunology - Michael Behe is a biochemist who supports Intelligent Design. He looked pretty foolish when he testified at Kitzmiller v Dover about the evolution of the immune system.
ID Publications - So you think those Intelligent Design guys have been producing original scientific research? Think again. It turns out their list of supporting scientific papers can be counted on two hands. And it's all theory and review - there's not a single experimental publication on the list.
Methodological Naturalism -There's a big difference between "philosophical naturalism" and "methodological naturalism". Philip Johnson and the other ID'ers do their best to obscure the difference.
Discovery-speak - Words take on new meanings in the hands of the Discovery Institute and its minions. The distortions are designed to confuse the issues and promote Intelligent Design
Intelligent Design by the Numbers - You can learn a lot about the status of Intelligent Design by examining a few numbers. It doesn’t add up to much.