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Critique of Intelligent Design

Evolution vs. Creationism

The Art of ID Stuntmen

Faith vs Reason

Anthropic Principle

Autopsy of the Bible code

Science and Religion

Historical Notes

Counter-Apologetics

Serious Notions with a Smile

Miscellaneous

Letter Serial Correlation

Mark Perakh's Web Site

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  • Mark Perakh's personal site. This site contains various sections including (1) critique of intellligent design; (2) critique of books arguing that the biblical story is compatible with the data of science; (3) critique of the Bible code; (4) description of the Letter Serial correlation method for a statistical analysis of texts, and the data obtained by this method; this method (developed by Perakh and McKay) goes beyond the classical information theory as it distinguishes between meaningful texts and gibberish regardless of the language, authorship, etc. The site also contains other sections reflecting Mark Perakh's personal interests and activities.
  • Craptose Intolerance -- Fighting the battle to expose really stupid stuff.
  • The European Federation of Biophysics represents over 100 non-governmental and other not-for-profit organisations interested in the promotion of Biophysics throughout Europe and beyond.
  • Creation vs. Evolution - by ROI Science. A case study of creationists and the flaws in their arguments, under construction.
  • John Allen Paulos and the Sporadic Exponent is the homepage of John Allen Paulos, an kudized author, public speaker, and monthly columnist for ABCNews.com and the Guardian. Paulos is also a professor of mathematics at Temple University in Philadelphia.
  • Philosophy of Biology blog is intended as a forum for informed discussion of the philiosophy of biology by academics from a diverse range of fields in the sciences and the humanities.
  • Fraud - Bible Code A Hoax. Fraud Prevention, Information and News about Fraud Online.
  • Creation "Science" Debunked has one very clear objective in mind--to present a critique of creation "science" and its latest reincarnation as Intelligent Design "Theory" and to serve as a guide to fighting the creationists and their attempts to impose their peculiar interpretations of religion onto our society.
  • Teleological Arguments for God's Existence
  • The Society for the Study of Evolution was founded in March, 1946. The objectives of the Society for the Study of Evolution are the promotion of the study of organic evolution and the integration of the various fields of science concerned with evolution. The Society publishes the scientific journal Evolution, and holds annual meetings in which scientific findings on evolution biology are presented and discussed.
  • Bad Astronomy airs out myths and misconceptions in astronomy and related topics.
  • Red State Rabble is a skeptic's dispatches from the flyover zone.
  • reDiscovery Institute is a parody site poking fun at the ID crowd.
  • the Mis-nagid blog thoughts on Torah and modern life, including current science.
  • Ignorant Design is dedicated to fighting the latest attempt by Christian conservatives to force their religious views upon the teachings in public schools, this time under the guise of so called 'Intelligent Design'.
  • Oasis is intended to be a median between all walks of life in order to provide proper education about history, science and all our cultures in the world.
  • Secular site for free-thinkers, rationalists, humanists & brights of Bangladesh & other south Asian countries is a loose Internet congregation of secularists, atheists, agnostics, freethinkers, rationalists, skeptics and humanists of mainly Bengali origin converging from all around the world. It is becoming a fast-growing and vibrant forum for discussing wide-ranging issues including religion, politics, philosophy, history, arts, science, literature, feminism, human rights and so on in an effort to promote rationalism, secularism, human rights, religious tolerance, and harmony.
  • "Live With The Infidel Guy" is the world's fastest growing freethought internet radio show, with over 8300 members with 9 million hits and counting. Reginald Finley(aka) The Infidel Guy takes on issues of science, logic and the morality of deity belief.
  • Oklahomans for Excellence in Science Education (OESE) is a non-profit educational organization that promotes the education of the public about the methods and values of science and advocates excellence in the science curriculum. The formation of OESE was prompted by the attempts in the Oklahoma State Textbook Committee in 1999 and in the Oklahoma Legislature each year since to diminish the teaching of evolution by the introduction of creationist textbook disclaimers to be inserted into any textbook used in public schools that discussed evolution.
  • Nauka a Religia This is a Polish site maintained by the local group named "Science vs. Religion" at the Zelionogorsky University in Zeliona Gora, Poland. While the site is in Polish, some (limited) parts of their material are also available in English.
  • Strongatheism.net is a site dedicated to strong-atheistic thought and apologetics. The authors of this web site subscribe to strong-atheism as a form of rational constructivism: an opposition to the faith and nihilism which dominate the philosophical landscape.
  • Edward T. Babinski has been featured on the Secular Web and in the Talk Origins Archives for writings covering a variety of scientific and religious issues. Visit any of his five websites to read topics ranging from Biblical Errancy, Creation vs. Evolution, Christian History, Skepticism and criticism of Fundamentalism.
  • Secularity.com provides free services to free thinkers, including secular homepages, photo mail, event planning, forums, and friendship & dating services.
  • The Panda's Thumb is dedicated to defending the integrity of science against all attempts to weaken it, distort it, or destroy it.
  • The Loom weaves together deep time and modern life. It surveys new research on evolution, paleontology, and comparative biology and links them to biotechnology, medicine, neuroscience, computer science, environmental issues, politics, and ethics. Plus the occasional mind-controlling parasite.
  • Campus Inquirer is the leading news source for the student humanist and skeptic movement, comprising announcements, news stories, editorials, and features. Campus Inquirer is published monthly by the Campus Freethought Alliance, a campus outreach program of the Center for Inquiry, promoting reason, science, free inquiry, and church-state separation in education.
  • Skeptical Information Links: Creationism and Evolution
  • The Telson Spur Links on religion & science
  • The Understanding Evolution web site -- written for teachers but accessible to the general public -- is intended to provide "one-stop shopping" for evolution education. The web site is rich in content, with sections on the nature of science, evolution itself, the different lines of evidence supporting evidence, evolution's relevance to everyday life, widespread misconceptions about evolution, and the history of evolutionary thought. There is also an extensive section especially for teachers, giving advice on teaching evolution, ideas for lesson plans, ways to avoid confusing students, and answering common student questions.

    The Understanding Evolution web site is a collaborative project of the National Center for Science Education and the University of California Museum of Paleontology. It was funded by a grant to UCMP from the National Science Foundation and the Howard Hughes Foundation. NCSE's Eugenie C. Scott, Alan Gishlick, and Eric Meikle assisted in its production.

  • The Bad Geology Site was created by Steven Schafersman for the skeptical investigation of poor, misleading, and incompetent interpretations of alleged anomalistic, paranormal, and supernatural geological phenomena, usually resulting in fringe science or pseudoscience.

  • Freethinkers Association of Central Texas is a not-for-profit educational organization consisting of religiously free individuals. They provide fellowship and a forum for intelligent discussion and debate on any topic of importance for humankind. Critical thinking is valued, and questioning is encouraged.
  • The Galilean: A Human Rights Activist. This free eBook offers an alternate look at Jesus of Galilee as a Human Rights Activist within the Jewish culture of his time, instead of as a deity or founder of an offshoot of Judaism, which was later called Christianity.
  • Free Inquiry is the humanist and skeptic website of Steven Schafersman. Dedicated to Free Inquiry, Naturalistic Humanism, Freethought, and the philosophies of Naturalism, Empiricism, Rationalism, and Skepticism: the heritage of the Enlightenment that produced science and the Modern world.
  • The Skeptic World Site investigates the claims of pseudoscience, the paranormal, and the supernatural, examines their evidence, evaluates their arguments, and attempts to debunk and refute them all.
  • American Astronomical Society. Page on Intelligent Design as a public policy issue.
  • Ateist.org is a Scandinavian site (in Danish) promoting naturalism, and posting, besides their own material, translations into Danish of articles from talkorigins, talkdesign, and other English language sites of that ilk.
  • Texas Citizens for Science is a state-wide, grassroots organization dedicated to maintaining the professionalism of science education in Texas public schools and the integrity of science in the Texas public school curriculum. Our members include both working scientists and citizens interested in preserving the quality of science education in Texas.
  • Frequently Encountered Criticisms in Evolution vs. Creationism: 2002 Edition. An introduction and response to some of the claims various creationists make in the evolution vs. creationism controversy.
  • Geology 350 Syllabus (Special Topics: Geology Confronts Creationism). Web syllabus for Prof. Mark A. Wilson's seminar course which studied the geological arguments of Creationism and then addressed them in various ways.
  • Shy David's links to rebuttals of "Creation Science."
  • The National Association of Biology Teachers empowers educators to provide the best possible biology and life science education for all students.
  • http://www.actionbioscience.org/evolution/nhmag.html
    A special report published in the April 2002 issue of Natural History magazine is now available online.Three proponents of Intelligent Design Michael J. Behe, William A. Dembski, Jonathan Wells present their views of design in the natural world. Each view is followed by a response from a proponent of evolution Kenneth R. Miller, Robert T. Pennock, Eugenie Scott. The report concludes with an overview of the ID movement by Barbara Forrest.
  • Metanexus: The Online Forum on Religion and Science: An international online forum on religion and science with over 5662 subscribers in 57 different countries. It includes a monthly annotated digest, daily postings of commentaries and book reviews, daily news clippings from the field, and daily announcements of events and opportunities.Metanexus includes topical discussion lists, foreign language lists, and small introductory study groups. It hosts email lists for other groups and provides a gateway to the Meta-Library with extensive webcast material.
  • Creation versus Evolution: The debate has raged ever since Darwin and shows no signs of letting up. The two sides remain arrayed into opposing camps. One side believes Creationism is just thinly disguised religion, while the other believes evolution is a fraud perpetrated upon an unsuspecting public.
    This site is dedicated to the belief that understanding develops from discussion and knowledge. Containing links to many sources of information on the web and including a multi-forum discussion board it is intended to serve as a centralized resource on the topic.
  • The theory of evolution - as it is (in Russian).
  • Matt Young's Home Page.
  • Science or Myth? Resources The Burlington-Edison Committee for Science Education.
  • Why I believe that evolution is true.
  • Talk.origins is a Usenet newsgroup devoted to the discussion and debate of biological and physical origins. Most discussions in the newsgroup center on the creation/evolution controversy, but other topics of discussion include the origin of life, geology, biology, catastrophism, cosmology and theology.
    This archive is a collection of articles and essays, most of which have appeared in talk.origins at one time or another. The primary reason for this archive's existence is to provide mainstream scientific responses to the many frequently asked questions (FAQs) and frequently rebutted assertions that appear in talk.origins.
  • A reducibly complex mousetrap. John H. McDonald's demonstration that mousetraps are not irreducibly complex.
  • New Mexicans for Science and Reason. NMSR celebrates real science and opposes pseudoscience.
  • National Center for Science Eduation. NCSE is a nationally-recognized clearinghouse for information and advice to keep evolution in the science classroom and "scientific creationism" out. While there are organizations that oppose "scientific creationism" as part of their general goals (such as good science education, or separation of church and state), NCSE is the only national organization that specializes in this issue. When teachers, parents, school boards, the press and others need information and help, they turn to NCSE.
  • Kansas Citizens for Science [KCFS] is a not-for-profit educational organization that promotes a better understanding of what science is, and does, by advocating for science education, educating the public about the nature and value of science, and serving as an information resource. The formation of this group was triggered by the August 1999 Kansas State Board of Education's decision to adopt public school science standards that removed key aspects of the theory of evolution--a cornerstone of modern biology--and other critical standards such as the Big Bang theory and the geologic time-scale, from the concepts on which students would be tested.
  • The Nebraska Religious Coalition for Science Education [NRCSE]--Nebraskans of various religious faiths who respect both science and theology whose mission is to proclaim the compatibility of good science and good theology.
  • Michigan Citizens for Science [MCFS] is a group of Michigan citizens that formed to oppose House Bills 4382 and 4705, and to promote quality science education in Michigan.
  • Talkdesign.org is dedicated to assessing the claims of the Intelligent Design movement from the perspective of mainstream science, addressing the wider political, cultural, philosophical, moral, religious, and educational issues that have inspired the ID movement, and providing an archive of materials that critically examine the scientific claims of the ID movement.
  • The Coalition for Excellence in Science and Math Education (CESE) is composed of interested citizens throughout New Mexico and the nation, including scientists, engineers, educators, university faculty, members of the clergy, and parents. CESE is non-partisan and non-sectarian, and welcomes members of all religions and political philosophies. This coalition works to improve science education and science literacy for all citizens.
  • No Answers in Genesis! A site which is affiliated with Australian Skeptics Inc.
  • The Skeptic's Dictionary: Intelligent Design A Critical Survey of Questionable Therapies, Eccentric Beliefs, Amusing Deceptions and Dangerous Delusions.
  • ActionBioScience.org is dedicated to promoting literacy in the biosciences, our non-commercial, educational site features peer-reviewed articles and class lessons on the following issues: biodiversity, environment, human genome, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers in the sciences, and education.
  • The Secular Web is an online community of nonbelievers dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge, understanding, and tolerance. Its goal is to defend and promote metaphysical naturalism, the view that our natural world is all that there is, a closed system in no need of an explanation and sufficient unto itself.
  • Creation/Evolution: The Eternal Debate It's the consensus biological theory of mainstream science. Yet it's one of the Internet's longest-running debates. Why is the Theory of Evolution such a point of controversy?>
  • Ohio Citizens for Science represents Ohio's great diversity of religions, political views, philosophies, and scientific traditions. What we share in common is the goal of improving science education in our schools for the good of our communities, our state, our country, and our world.
  • AntiEvolution.org is for the critical examination of the antievolution movement. Unlike antievolution advocacy web sites, this site aims to provide links to both the antievolutionists making their own arguments and also to the critics who provide mainstream science answers to those arguments.
  • The New Creationists is Prof. Mark A. Wilson's short page on the battle for evolution in the public schools.
  • Pacific Northwest Skeptics News
  • Belorussian translation of the Talk Reason home page