I love animations of cellular and subcellular events. Today, I found a good website with some new animations. It’s at http://www.fivth.com/fiVthSite/web-content/NewFiles/GrahamJcom/web-content/gjPortfolioCBani.html and each of the thumbnails has an animation associated with it.
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There’s an old Saturday Night Live routine with Anthony Perkins (who played Norman Bates, the crazed motel operator in Hitchcock’s PSYCHO). In it, Perkins, playing Bates, describes his new school of hotel management: Norman Bates: [ to camera ] Are you tired of slaving away in a dull, dead-end job? Fed up with meager paychecks […]
DarwinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Divisions BY FR. MARTIN HILBERT Philosopher of science and Catholic priest Martin Hilbert explores the churchÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s role in discussing science and Darwinism using the recent comments of Popes, Cardinal SchÃƒÂ¶nborn of Austria, and the head of the Vatican Observatory, Father George Coyne, S. J. The church would do a great disservice to believers and […]
Intelligent design leads to forsaking atheism By Jerry Bergman Why did the court rule against teaching intelligent design in the Dover, Pa., case? Judge JonesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ ruling was summed up by one commentator as follows: Critical analysis of evolutionism leads to intelligent design, which leads to the Creator requirement. The Creator requirement leads to religion, which […]
Pitt anthropologist thinks Darwin’s theory needs to evolve on some points Monday, May 29, 2006 By Mark Roth Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Source: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/06149/694046-85.stm Darwin was wrong, and his modern-day adherents perpetuate his mistakes. That sounds like the opening salvo of an advocate for Intelligent Design or some other religiously driven critique of the theory of evolution. […]
On another blog, the following quotes from Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement are listed approvingly: Ã¢â‚¬Å“Evolutionary biology certainly hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t explained everything that perplexes biologists, but intelligent design hasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t yet tried to explain anything at all.Ã¢â‚¬Â Ã¢â‚¬â€œDaniel C. Dennett, Philosopher “Not only is ID markedly inferior to Darwinism at explaining and understanding nature […]
[Excerpts from a lecture by Daniel Dennett in March this year:] The late Steve Gould was really right when he called Richard and me Darwinian fundamentalists. And I want to say what a Darwinian fundamentalist is. A Darwinian fundamentalist is one who recognizes that either you shun Darwinian evolution altogether, or you turn the traditional […]
It appears that the first usage of this term traces to the Christian philosopher Paul de Vries. He used the term orally at a conference in 1983. A few years later it appeared in print in the paper “Naturalism in the Natural Sciences,” Christian Scholar’s Review 15 (1986), 388-96. For de Vries, methodological naturalism says […]
Extracts from the introduction to Intelligent Thought: Science versus the Intelligent Design Movement, edited by John Brockman, Vintage Books (go here for an earlier report about this book on this blog): Religious fundamentalism is on the rise under the rubric of “intelligent design.” ID imperils American global dominance in science and presents the gravest of […]
FOR RELEASE MAY 25, 2006 Discovery Institute Applauds Federal U.S. Appeals Court Decision To Throw Out JudgeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Ruling Against Evolution Disclaimers on Textbooks Atlanta Ã¢â‚¬â€œ The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has thrown out the trial court decision ruling that evolution disclaimers on science textbooks were unconstitutional. In a unanimous decision the […]
The opinion has been issued (it’s been described as a “mess” — a remand for fact-finding). Go here: http://www.ca11.uscourts.gov/opinions/todaysops.php.
Stop the ACLU
ACLU lawsuit challenges Ky. funeral-protest law By The Associated Press 05.02.06 FRANKFORT, Ky. Ã¢â‚¬â€ Portions of a new state law intended to prevent protesters from disrupting funerals for soldiers killed in Iraq are unconstitutional and should be struck down, the American Civil Liberties Union said in a federal lawsuit filed yesterday.
Graduation prayer axed at Shelby County High PRINCIPAL CITES COMPLAINT FROM STUDENT, CIVIL LIBERTIES ORGANIZATION ASSOCIATED PRESS SHELBYVILLE – The principal of Shelby County High School said the school will not have formal prayer at graduation exercises next month after receiving a complaint from a student and the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky.