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Top 3 Intelligent Design & Evolution Stories of 2015

Tue, Jan. 26, 2016 Posted: 08:32 PM


#3: Introducing The Information Enigma, Intelligent Design in a Nutshell

Intelligent design, or ID, may be the most misunderstood scientific idea ever. That's why we are delighted today to unveil an easily accessible 21-minute crystallization of ID's major argument in the form of a beautifully produced video from Discovery Institute, The Information Enigma. Read more.

#2: Hominid Hype Over a Species of Unclear Evolutionary Importance

The media is once again abuzz over the discovery of a new hominin fossil. The fossil is named Homo naledi, represented by hundreds of bones found in a cave near Johannesburg, South Africa. It has long been recognized that we are missing fossils documenting the supposed transition from the apelike genus Australopithecus to the humanlike Homo. Despite what you may be hearing in the media, Homo naledi does not solve this problem. Read more.

#1: A Scientific Debate that Can No Longer Be Denied

Published originally on July 21, 2015. Today marks the anniversary of the famous Scopes "Monkey" Trial, decided this day, July 21, 90 years ago in Dayton, Tennessee, in favor of the prosecution. A public high school teacher, John Scopes, was convicted and fined $100 for teaching in favor of Darwinian evolution in violation of what was state law at the time.

While that's nearly a century past, defenders of Darwinian theory still present the conflict between unguided evolution and intelligent design as if it had not advanced a bit since Clarence Darrow jousted with William Jennings Bryan over Biblical literalism that summer before a courthouse crowd in 1925.

The truth is very different. To commemorate the Scopes Trial, Discovery Institute Press today releases Debating Darwin's Doubt: A Scientific Controversy That Can No Longer Be Denied, a sequel to Stephen Meyer's 2013 New York Times bestseller, Darwin's Doubt: The Explosive Origin of Animal Life and the Case for Intelligent Design. Read more.

Mike Keas