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Friday, November 28, 2008

Stuff that should be a joke, but Brit toffs are fronting it, so ...

Jennifer Gold reports for Christian Today (November 24, 2008) that
The results of a new poll out today by faith-based think tank Theos have revealed that eight in 10 people in Britain are unaware that 2009 marks two major Charles Darwin anniversaries.

Across the country, special events and celebrations are being planned for next year to mark the 200th anniversary of Darwin's birth on 12 February and the 150th anniversary of the publication of the Origin of Species on 24 November.

Yet the results of the ComRes poll out today reveal that only 21 per cent of the population are aware of the two anniversaries.

The publication of the results coincides with the unveiling of a programme of major events and publications by Theos and the Faraday Institute on Science and Religion "to 'rescue' Darwin from the crossfire of a philosophical battle in which he had little personal interest".

The programme includes a high profile debate on 12 May in Westminster Abbey – the resting place of the naturalist – to be chaired by the BBC's John Humphrys. Panellists including Lord Robert Winston, Professor Steve Jones, Dr Denis Alexander, and Professor Nancy Rothwell will exchange their thoughts on the compatibility of belief in God and Darwinian evolution.
Wow. When you ponder losing your job or your house or your pension, the first thing you simply must do is run out to a debate on "the compatibility of belief in God and Darwinian evolution."

Like, "Why God thinks you are toast, but that's completely okay with Him ..."?

If anyone in Britain can keep these people from getting any more public or philanthropic funds, please do it.

People need hope. They need to know - what is abundantly true - that the universe shows massive evidence of intelligent design. There is a way for you - and it will work.

But these people don't know it. They are using up valuable resources fronting ideas that do not work

Find out why there is an intelligent design controversy:


Anthropology: Darwinists vs. humanists

Get a load of this:
Today, anthropology is at war with itself. The discipline has divided into two schools of thought - the social anthropologists and the evolutionary anthropologists. The schism between the two is simple but deeply ingrained. Academics in the subject clearly align themselves with one side or the other; once that choice is made it defines their career.

The division lies in the question of whether or not anthropology is a science, and if it accepts that Darwinian evolutionary theory guides research into human behaviour and the development of societies.
In other words, Darwinism is once again spreading its malign influence into some hapless discipline.

Personally, I would ask one single, simple question of anyone who wants to be an anthropologist: Do you believe that the Big Bazooms theory of human evolution makes more sense than conventional explanations of why men are attracted to abundance (big bazooms, big steaks, big engines)?

If that person says yes, yes, I do, I do believe in Darwin! ... recommend to him or her a career with a Canadian "human rights" Commission, will you? We are in the process of deep-sixing those people's careers in Canada, so a few more down the drain will make no difference. We must restore some kind of integrity in some sciences, at least.

Find out why there is an intelligent design controversy:


Toronto: Watch Oxford mathematician and Oxford zoologist square off on intelligent design!

Saturday night, November 29, the Copernicus Lecture Series Group in Toronto will host a showing of the film of the debate on "Is God a Delusion?"between Oxford zoologist Richard Dawkins (yes) and Oxford mathematician John Lennox (no). I have written about this epic debate here.

Watch the show here, if you are in the area:

Science & Faith Session

Part 1: Is God a Delusion?

Part 2: Science, Faith and God

Saturday November 29th 2008

9711 Bayview Avenue, Richmond Hill ON

(lots and lots of parking)


6:10 PM –
Watch the Dawkins versus Lennox debate. The DVD is stopped after Dawkins and Lennox have finished the first question: “faith is blind; science is evidence based”

6:50 PM –
Watch the Dawkins versus Lennox Debate – question two: “science supports atheism, not Christianity”

7:30 PM –

Questions from audience (alternatively between theist and atheist) from the floor for fifteen minutes or so

8:00 PM –
Bryan Karney – “Science, Faith, and God”

8:45 PM –
Q&A with Bryan Karney
Refreshments generously provided. I won't be able to attend, as I am writing a report on a related matter, but Q and A moderator Bryan Karney is a University of Toronto engineer, pictured above.

Find out why there is an intelligent design controversy:

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