Tagged: intelligent design

Cynical evangelisation of children - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Aug 12, 2012

All parents are concerned when they send their children out into the world. We all hope that our schools, and other places our children go, are going to be safe. We are rightfully shocked when we find adults entrusted with … Continue reading → … Read More

Gnu bashing once again - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jun 14, 2012

The latest Gallup poll on American’s beliefs about creationism and evolution has predictably raised some comments among bloggers. As expected, there have not been any big changes – most still support either creationism (46%) or a god-guided form of evolution … Continue reading → … Read More

Puddles and ’fine-tuning’ - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 29, 2012

I like this image. It really brings home the implications of Douglas Adams‘ comment ridiculing creationist assumptions. Image credit: kingofgeek. It also puts the so-called “fine-tuning” arguments in their place. These have got the situation “arse about face.” Far from … Continue reading → … Read More

Science and the folly of faith - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Apr 04, 2012

Book Review: God and the Folly of Faith: The Incompatibility of Science and Religion by Victor Stenger. Price: US13.46; NZ$22.60 Paperback: 408 pages Publisher: Prometheus Books; Original edition (April 24, 2012) Language: English ISBN-10: 1616145994 ISBN-13: 978-1616145996 Victor Stenger wrote … Continue reading → … Read More

Heartland’s climategate — and Mann’s book - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 17, 2012

The blogosphere has been humming over the last few days with revelations contained in document leaked from the US Heartland Institute. Documents outlining strategy for the promotion of climate denial – both through the media and through educations programmes. Have … Continue reading → … Read More

ID research and publications - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Feb 09, 2012

Here is another post to mark Darwin Day. The pro-intelligent design (ID) internet echo chamber has been making a big thing of late about “peer-reviewed papers supporting intelligent design.” Their “Center for Science and Culture” has even published an updated … Continue reading → … Read More