Check out this breathtaking video: http://www.studiodaily.com/main/technique/tprojects/6850.html
The reason some media never run short of bad news is that they can make bad news out of pretty well anything, including the end of scarcity of food in many parts of the developing world. Remember when it was too lateÃ‚Â to save humanity from starvation? Thirty years ago I used to hear people […]
Islam Online recently organized an online debate, “Evolution vs. Intelligent Design”, between Turkish journalist Mustafa Akyol and National Center for Science Education spokesman Nicholas Matzke. Akyol tells me that he countered MatzkeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s effort to portray ID as “Christian fundamentalism” to Muslims, thus urging them not to “buy” it. That’s amusing. Genuine Christian fundamentalists don’t see […]
In a comment to Denyse’s article that touched on altruism a commenter said that evolution predicted altruism.Ã‚Â I then explained that Neo-Darwinian Evolution would also predict no altruism if no altruism is found.Ã‚Â That’s because random mutation plus natural selection explains everything (thus it explains nothing). Like a wish come true, one of the more […]
This new evo devo spoof site might be a good time to revisit the charming Will Cuppy (1884-1949), author of How to Become Extinct, a similar send-up of the ponderous truisms uttered on the history of life: Some fishes become extinct, but Herrings go on forever. Herrings spawn at all times and places and nothing […]
Thanks, Denyse, for the previous post. The following schematic from that same site deserves a separate entry. Here finally is proof positive that science is self-correcting!
Here is the ultimate explanation of evolution, but do not read it while you are drinking coffee.
The following is taken fromÃ‚Â http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/popper/ Ã‚Â The Marxist account of history too, Popper held, is not scientific, although it differs in certain crucial respects from psychoanalysis. For Marxism, Popper believed, had been initially scientific, in that Marx had postulated a theory which was genuinely predictive. However, when these predictions were not in fact borne out, the […]
Stu Harris is my once long-lost first cousin. He ferreted me out after I posted some ID-apologetic comments at ARN — Gilbert Dodgen is obviously a fairly rare name. Apparently there are some nefarious Dodgen-ID-gene-memes that have been lurking in the background of our evolutionary history, waiting to rear their ugly heads, since we are […]
DenyseÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s post below (What did Hitler believe about evolution?) quoted Edward Oakes, a writer of great erudition for whom I have a tremendous amount of respect.Ã‚Â Although Oakes frequently sends me scrambling for my dictionary, I look forward to reading his articles and book reviews in First Things and his posts on First ThingsÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ blog.Ã‚Â […]
Who sucker punched this guy’s selfish genes? (a 28 year old Ontario power company employee – a complete stranger – is donating part of his liver to help a toddler in Toronto who needs a transplant.) Oh, and here and here are some other everyday “genuine altruism” stories I happen to know about from Canada, […]
Casey Luskin has posted an interesting response (part II) to Barbara Forrest’s Kitzmiller Account, Here he addresses Dr. Forrest’s usage of quotations from ID proponents: http://www.evolutionnews.org/2006/09/response_to_barbara_forrests_k_1.html As is typical in the Evo camp, Dr. Forrest attempts to make the usual conflation of ID and religion by quoting Phillip Johnson and William Dembski. Many cite Johnson […]
I’m not sure how many people read theÃ‚Â CommentsÃ‚Â to the Post-Darwinist, but some are quite interesting, so I want to draw your attention to a pair of them: In response to the post on the Coral Ridge TV special on social Darwinism, blogger Steven Carr commented that Hitler was a creationist: Hitler, of course, believed that […]
This isn’t a point I would push too far, but the more I read and keep up with experimental evidence, the more I question the existence of NS. In the ID camp, most would readily accept NS, which is exactly the position I took for a long time. After all, we would admit to ‘microevolution’. […]
Here is a press release from Answers in Genesis (AiG), second only to the Institute for Creation Research in influence among young earth creationists. It describes a $50,000 essay contest for a creationist paper by high-school and college students. Further down are the stated rules for the contest. Although those rules seem to allow for […]