October 4, 2006 | David F. Coppedge

New Media Challenges Darwinism

Websites and resources challenging Darwinian dominance are springing up all over the place.  Uncensored by scientific societies, they may be having more of an effect than evolutionary biologists wish to consider.  Many are aimed at students and young adults.

  • Overwhelming Evidence is an ID website aimed at high school students.  It has blogs, forums and opportunities to get involved.
  • Salvo Magazine is a new magazine devoted to cultural and scientific issues related to origins and the meaning of life.  It’s snazzy interface and cutting-edge, no-holds-barred approach is aimed at the tastes of knowledgeable young adults.
  • Darwinism and ID has a wacky website featuring the new book by Jonathan Wells, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Darwinism and Intelligent Design.
  • Blogs like GlobeLens and this example from Brazil are too numerous to mention in this day of personal publishing.
  • Life’s Story volume II, from Exploration Films, is due for release in mid-October.
  • Lee Strobel’s best seller The Case for a Creator is expected to come out in a film version soon.

Randy Olson’s zany attempt at a balanced film, Flock of Dodos, is still making its rounds, according to its October newsletter.  But with the most-touted reviews coming from radical pro-Darwin groups like Pharyngula, it’s not clear whether any Darwin critics are watching the “latest droppings from the ‘Flock of Dodos’ circus” or dodging them.

The hardened Old Guard of the Darwin Party has shown itself incorrigible too long.  Welcome to a new generation of critical thinkers who don’t have to be force-fed the Darwin Brand Snake Oil, but know what’s good for them and can read the bottles for themselves.

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