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Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Back to blogging shortly: Manuscript finished

I finished the manuscript for Harper SF and will shortly return to blogging. First, I need to rent an indoor backhoe to clean out my office.

Free advice: Don't ever co-write a book that involves neuroscience unless you really, really want to. It's been great fun, believe me, but I am very tired.

Meanwhile, if any gentle reader will be at BookExpo, the annual Canadian publishers' fest in Toronto, I’ll be there on Sunday, June 11 at 2:00 p.m. at The Word Guild booth, signing free copies of By Design or by Chance?, my overview of the intelligent design controversy. I will also be taping a seg of Book TV on Monday. June 12. The show features a number of interesting guests.

Are you looking for one of the following stories?
A summary of recent polls of US public opinion on the ID controversy

O'Leary's intro to non-Darwinian agnostic philosopher David Stove ?

An ID Timeline: The ID folk seem always to win when they lose.

O’Leary’s comments on Francis Beckwith, a Dembski associate, being denied tenure at Baylor.

Why origin of life is such a difficult problem.

The Pope using the term "intelligent design" to describe the Catholic view of origins, go here.

Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams attacked by Darwinist, hits back. Will he now cartoon on the subject?

"Academic Freedom Watch : Here's the real, ugly story behind the claim that 'intelligent design isn't science'?".

Roseville, California, lawyer Larry Caldwell is suing over the use of tax money by Darwin lobby groups to promote religious views that accept Darwinian evolution (as opposed to ones that don’t). I’m pegging this one as the next big story. See also the ruling on tax funds. Note the line that the “free speech” people take.
How to freak out your bio prof? What happened when a student bypassed the usual route of getting frogs drunk and dropping them down the chancellor’s robes, and tried questioning Darwinism instead.

Christoph, Cardinal Schonbon is not backing down from his contention that Darwinism is incompatible with Catholic faith, and Pope Benedict XVI probably thinks that’s just fine. Major US media have been trying to reach rewrite for months, with no success.

Museum tour guides to be trained to "respond" to those who question Darwinism. Read this item for an example of what at least one museum hopes to have them say.

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