Friday, June 5, 2009

Weekly Wrap-Up

The Philosophy of the Appendix: Like many people, I've been told that one of the best arguments for Darwinism is that the appendix (which is a pouch-like structure in the colon) has no purpose - and that since organs without a purpose (known as "vestigial organs") would be expected under Darwin's theory of gradual evolution, the appendix has become a mascot in the Darwin Wars. Well, according to the latest research, the appendix is quite useful, after all. Indeed, the human body has NO vestigial organs. Every single organ has a purpose. Just don't use the word "purpose" around the Darwinbots.

Denyse O'Leary's review of Dr. Francis Collins' self-defeating book, The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief: "Collins' book is the sort that is greeted by an enormous fanfare, is much bought over Christmas - mainly so that others might read it and be properly advised - but makes very little difference in the long run. Collins himself comes across as a likeable guy, probably good at getting fractious people to work together, but certainly no deep thinker." Dr. Collins, who endorsed Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election (not a typical pick for a practicing Christian!), is expected to have Obama return the favor. Dr. Collins is rumored to be Obama's choice to head the National Institutes of Health.

Darwinism Refuted: A solid website - especially for people new to the controversy.

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