Darwin '08 - Darwin for President | New York City Skeptics

Darwin '08 - Darwin for President | New York City Skeptics

There have been a precious few people who have attracted my attention this election cycle. However, this is a guy I can totally get behind. He's bright, well traveled, redefined science as we know it and he'd probably pick a superb running mate. However, there are a few problems. 1: He's British 2: He wont win Kansas or Florida 3: The pundit comedy almost writes itself 4: He's no longer living. I'd vote for him in a heartbeat!

  • Behe's book, Darwin's Black Box was an interesting case of what he calls "irreducible complexity". The basic idea is that there are things in the natural world that are so complex, that natural selection cannot be the causing age... Behe's book, Darwin's Black Box was an interesting case of what he calls "irreducible complexity". The basic idea is that there are things in the natural world that are so complex, that natural selection cannot be the causing agent, hence, he deduces an intelligent designer. It's a well written book and at times, a good critique on evolution, however, what this book lacks is real evidence for intelligent design. Unfortunately, because science is empirical in nature, and naturalistic in scope, any claims of the supernatural cannot be tested, repeated or measured... and this is what Behe's book and intelligent design lacks. The core argument sets up a dichotomy that says "there are problems with evolution and natural selection... so intelligent design must be right". It describes some of the problems with evolution, but brings no positive evidence for intelligent design (ID). Overall, an interesting read, but more hypothetical and philosophical than scientific.

  • Charles Darwin is almost mythically important in science, it was his curiosity, his obsessive note-taking and his keen observation that led to his theory of Natural Selection as the force that drove the evolution of species. ... Charles Darwin is almost mythically important in science, it was his curiosity, his obsessive note-taking and his keen observation that led to his theory of Natural Selection as the force that drove the evolution of species. Off of his theory, almost every scientific discipline gained a powerful tool for prediction and a way to describe natural events. What better way to honor this forward thinking visionary than with a cool and kitschy poster!