Creationism in Scottish Schools

It’s been a while since my last posting here (I blame pressure of work). That was prompted by one of the Centre for Intelligent Design’s periodic email newsletters. Sadly these newsletters tend to be issued just when I’m unable to draft a blog response! Howver, another of these newsletters plopped into my mailbox yesterday. It’s rather

News from the C4ID

After some months of silence, I received a message from Alastair Noble, Director of the UK’s very own Discotute wannabees, the Glasgow-based Centre for Intelligent Design. It’s the usual mish-mashed rehash of Discotute allegations of discrimination against Intelligent Design creationism with the usual claims that Intelligent Design isn’t creationism but really science. Indeed, Alastair begins

P Z Myers on Darwin’s Doubt

Here’s a video of P Z Myers taking down three cornerstones of Stephen Meyer’s Darwin’s Doubt at Skepticon. For a more detailed take on Meyer’s misrepresentation of science, see Nick Matzke (Meyer’s Hopeless Monster, Part II), Smilodon’s Retreat (Darwin’s Doubt – a review), and this excellent review in Science (When Prior Belief Trumps Scholarship).    

Desperation at the Centre for Intelligent Design?

I’d been wondering why there hadn’t been any updates recently from Glasgow’s very own Discotute-wannabees, the Centre for Intelligent Design (abbreviated C4ID, in a very modern idiom). I needn’t have worried as while I was on a long weekend in a 3G blackspot, the August 2013 newsletter plopped into my mailbox. Headed as usual by

The New Yorker – Doubting “Darwin’s Doubt”

The New Yorker has an interesting and well written blog article by Gareth Cook that reviews the new Discotute tome Darwin’s Doubt – Doubting Darwin’s Doubt. Cook places the book and Meyer’s argument in the context of the history of Intelligent Design creationism as a cynical rebranding exercise aimed at inveigling creationism back into American schools after

C4ID weighs in – a half-baked publicity drive for Meyer’s latest book

Stephen Meyer’s latest creationist book, Darwin’s Doubt, was launched a week or so ago, so it was only a matter of time before Glasgow’s Discotute wannabees C4ID joined the fun. And so it proves, with the latest missive from chemist Dr Alastair Noble reaching my inbox. Unfortunately for Meyer (who is not a biologist) his