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Monday, October 23, 2006

It's 9:00 a.m.: What is the biology class studying?

Here's a collection of quotations from textbooks, compiled by Casey Luskin of the Discovery Institute, that clearly promote a no-design/purpose philosophy of life to students. Show the following to anyone who claims that it is way overblown and people are making a big fuss over nothing:

"[E]volution works without either plan or purpose … Evolution is random and undirected."
(Biology, by Kenneth R. Miller & Joseph S. Levine (1st ed., Prentice Hall, 1991), pg. 658; (3rd ed., Prentice Hall, 1995), pg. 658; (4th ed., Prentice Hall, 1998), pg. 658; emphasis in original.)

"By coupling undirected, purposeless variation to the blind, uncaring process of natural selection, Darwin made theological or spiritual explanations of the life processes superfluous." (Evolutionary Biology , by Douglas J. Futuyma (3rd ed., Sinauer Associates Inc., 1998), p. 5.)

Read more such quotations here.

(Note: This would be fine with me if alternative philosophical viewpoints were presented, but from what I can tell this stuff is called "science.")
If you like this blog, check out my book on the intelligent design controversy, By Design or by Chance?. You can read excerpts as well.

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