Unfortunately what really takes place under our noses is covered up or distorted by our media. Even in higher education the demeanor against inductive reasoning when addressing origin of life is synonymous to an intellectual monopoly. If you DO submit materials even hinting at I.D. (intelligent Design) you are labeled as unfit to represent the very profession you worked hard for and earned, and I mean materials with sound reasoning and plausible arguments/evidence.
So, when I read posts like this it sounds like a challenge which can never be met since one side is holding the cards and owns the casino. (link)
The specialists are supposed to be taken for their word and to be peer reviewed, etc. Then the scientific community can tweak and what- not till they get a theory fine tuned. Well, it is majority ruled by intellectual bullies (I cant believe I said that). The majority may be wrong on some finer issues and numbers are daunting the results; if we think this does not happen, we are fooling ourselves, or we are being fooled.
I have just recently discovered that the people calling the shots in certain fields like cosmology 'discovered' the Multiverse Theory because some of them distinctively found good evidence for a designed cosmos thru what is called the Cosmological Constant. Mathematics showed the way to God, so to speak, and guess what? Well, since certain people did not want the religious smell of old candles in the lab, they needed to opt for an alternative, and vwallah: Muti-universes (infinite number of universes, some successful, some not so successful) now exist with ours to simply pop up to solve any supernatural issues. This is not purely innocent by a long stretch of the word. The people listed below are not welcome in your college level science discussion groups (if you sympathize with their views). But none of them graduated from strictly religious institutions with a religious agenda, rather it was the opposite: from naturalism to supernaturalism which means from no intent to intent behind the scenes of the fabric of space/time and life itself-us included.
Dr Dean Kenyon is a great example. He coauthored the book called Chemical Predestination used by I don't know how many universities. He was set in his career until he was shown a book by Dr Wilder Smith. Why did he not learn of that man in college, well, guess. He switched camps-and it must have been a painful process- as he was fired from his tenure position after going public with his more I.D./ creationist direction from his abiogenesis notions which he himself interpreted for the rest of the scientific community: talk about qualified specialist. (I would like to see Eugene Scott top this)
Although my writing is a little terse I wish not to be, as this topic is more significant than what it is made out to be.
Here are 6 individuals that are specialists in their respectable fields who have seen and demonstrated very credible cases for the very thing evolution believing atheists cannot stomach: the fingerprints of God. If you have heard of them 9 out of 10 times it was with derision. I myself took 2 classes at the university level in physical anthropology long before I came to the realization that I was not being shown stuff which I think people who are politically opposed to both I.D. and Creation theories holds back from us.
Dean Kenyon (link)
Michael Behe (link)
Wilder Smith (link)
Gary Parker (link)
Richard Sternberg (link)