Intelligent design (ID) is an anti-evolution belief that
asserts that naturalistic explanations of some biological entities are not
possible and such entities can only be explained by intelligent causes.
Advocates of ID maintain that their belief is scientific and provides empirical
proof for the existence of God or superintelligent aliens. They claim that
intelligent design should be taught in the science classroom as an alternative
to the science of evolution. ID is essentially a hoax, however, since evolution
is consistent with a belief in an intelligent designer of the universe. The two
are not contradictory and they are not necessarily competitors. ID is proposed
mainly by Christian apologists at the
Discovery Institute and their allies, who feel science threatens their
Biblical-based view of reality.
In December 2005, federal Judge John E. Jones
that ID must meet the same fate that creationism met in 1987 when the Supreme Court
ruled religious doctrines can't be promoted in secular institutions under
the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. Judge Jones wrote in his
decision regarding a policy of the Dover, Pennsylvania, school district that
added ID to the school's biology program:
The citizens of the Dover area
were poorly served by the members of the Board who voted for the ID Policy. It
is ironic that several of these individuals, who so staunchly and proudly
touted their religious convictions in public, would time and again lie to
cover their tracks and disguise the real purpose behind the ID Policy. The arguments of the ID advocates may seem
like a rehash of the creationist arguments, but the defenders of ID claim that
they do not reject evolution simply because it does not fit with their
understanding of the Bible. However, they present natural selection as implying
the universe could not have been designed or created, which is nonsense. To deny
that God has the power to create living things using natural selection is to
assert something unknowable. It is also inconsistent with the belief in an
by Brian Hussey The
following outline is a summary of theories and working hypotheses regarding the
mechanisms of crop circle formation. Bear in mind that there are literally
thousands of scientists, mathematicians, researchers, and physicists out there
who have heard of crop circle phenomena, harbor their own pet theories about
how, why, and by whom these glyphs are produced. Keep an open mind as you scan
through the ideas and conjectures. Remember that it is all too easy to grasp for
certainty at the beginning of a mystery, and then all too easy to throw
criticism at something which does not satisfy all the known facts. We encourage
you to enter fully into this enigma, applying everything you know to what is
unknown. Think of the whole phenomena as if it were an egg-shape of an ellipse.
One focus of the ellipse is common knowledge, the other focus being the mystery.
What is presented here is a
synopsis of published findings and theories, and in no way does it pretend to be
the final word. One of the interesting epiphenomena around this whole thing is
the interactiveness of the formations with what various people are thinking and
saying about it. Early on Terrence Meaden went public with his theory of the
plasma vortex, and he treated it like a meteorology problem. Just as he had
convinced the media and many leading researchers that his theory was correct,
the circles began turning into pictograms, more complex, and unfortunately for
Dr. Meaden, unexplainable by his vortex theory. Further stories of pattern
premonitions and wish fulfillment have been common, but this will not be covered
here because we are more interested in building a bridge from conventional
science to the crop circle phenomena.
Deep in the mountains close to the Mexican border, a mysterious place exists where time is altered at random. A joke? Not according to Ron Quinn. This fascinating journey into the unknown began in early 1956 and still remains an unsolved mystery today.It all began during a two-year adventure into Southern Arizona in search of lost mines and hidden Spanish treasures. High among the rugged terrain bordering Mexico, my brother Chuck and I discovered a location where time itself is altered. This natural freak of nature lies deep within a region seldom visited by modern man.The reason I'm bringing this tale to light after all thistime is because something in the works might effect this interesting place.
Tucson Electric Power Company plans on building a 345,000-watt high-voltage transmission line from Tucson to Nogales. The line could come quite close to this site.
line becomes active, what, if anything, will this enormous voltage do
to this delicate location? Enhance the natural energy already lurking
within it, or nothing? Only time will tell.
The following stories all took place around this mysterious location.
Lights in the Sky
This all began after my
release from the military. My brother Chuck asked if I'd be interested
in taking an extended trip to Arizona to search for several of the
legendary lost treasures allegedly hidden during the Spanish
occupation.This ignited my adventurous spirit, so plans were made. We
saved enough capital, with the help of our parents, for two years. I
was 23; Chuck was 26.
We left Tacoma, Wash., on
March 20, 1956. Our final destination was Arivaca, Ariz., a small
desert hamlet of perhaps 70 residents. This old adobe village was
located squarely in the center of the country harboring some of these
well-known hidden treasures.
About three weeks into this
treasure game, Chuck and I were relaxing at camp one evening. Towards
the south, the craggy peaks of the Tumacacori Mountains were
silhouetted against the darkening sky.
Our attention was directed
toward two large balls of blue-green lights slowly descending behind
the mountains several miles away. They were not flares, as no sound of
aircraft broke the silence of the night. Both vanished within......
Across a vast area of sparsely populated Yakutia in Siberia can be found strange metallic structures and evidence of devastating nuclear-type explosions every six or seven centuries. In northwestern Yakutia in Siberia, in the basin of the Upper Viliuy
River, there is a hard-to-reach area that bears the marks of a
tremendous cataclysm that took place some 800 years ago, which toppled
the entire forest cover and scattered stone fragments over hundreds of
square kilometres.Distributed across this area are mysterious metal
objects located deep underground in the permafrost. On the surface,
their presence is revealed only by patches of weird vegetation. The
ancient name ofthis area is Uliuiu Cherkechekh, which translates as
"the Valley of Death".
For many years the Yakut people have given a
very wide berth to this remote area that has played and still plays a
special, powerful role in the fate not only of civilisation but of the
planet as a whole.
After having systematised a large quantity of reports and material of
various kinds, we decided to inform you of something that may change
perceptions of the world around us and our place in it, if humanity can
take heed of what is stated here.
In order to provide the fullest possible picture, we have divided our
account into three sections.
The first contains the facts and
eyewitness reports in the form in which they reached us. The second
presents the ancient legends of peoples living in this region and the
epic poetry of neighbouring peoples who observedstrange phenomena.
This is important so that you can carry out your own investigation and
appreciate for yourselves every detail of the narrative. Finally, we
discuss what lies behind all this.
The area in question can be described as a solid mass of swamps,
alternating with near-impassable taiga, covering more than 100,000
square kilometres. Some fairly curious rumours have become attached to
the area regarding metal objects of unknown origin located across its
In order to shed light on whatever it was that, existing barely
perceptibly alongside us, gave rise to these rumours, we had to go into
the ancient history of this region to discover its beliefs and legends.
We managed to recreate certain elements of the local palaeotoponymy and
these matched in an astonishing manner the content of the ancient
legends. Everything indicated that thelege......