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A Dynamic Fitness Landscape

Behe’s focus and where he finds major problems with chance and necessity is in nano-molecular cellular machinery rather than the gross anatomical level such as scales becoming feathers or limbs turning into wings. That is also where I find the NeoDarwinian explanations most deficient. In that context could someone please describe for me the “dynamic Read More…

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Non-materialist neuroscience book gets sympathetic review in Publishers’ Weekly

I’ve just seen the Publisher’s Weekly review of Montreal neuroscientist Mario Beauregard’s and my book, The Spiritual Brain: A Neuroscientist’s Case for the Existence of the Soul: Following C. S. Lewis’s dictum that “to ‘see through’ all things is the same as not to see,” neuroscientist Beauregard and journalist O’Leary mount a sweeping critique of Read More…

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Finally! A scientifically accurate textbook on evolution!

New Textbook Seeks to Improve Teaching of Evolution as reported by Rob Crowther. “Explore Evolution brings to the classroom data and debates that already are raised regularly by scientists in their science journals,” emphasized science education policy analyst Casey Luskin, M.S., J.D. “Exposure to these real-world scientific debates will make the study of evolution more Read More…

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Selling Evolution (an unwitting slam of Darwinism in the scientific journal, Nature)

In a review of David Sloan Wilson’s book for popular audiences: Evolution for Everyone: How Darwin’s Theory Can Change the Way We Think About Our Lives, Mark Pagel, an evolutionary biologist, gives an unwitting slam of Darwinism. The review was published in the prestigious scientific journal Nature. Selling Evolution we discover that 54% of adults Read More…

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Another claim for ape language that doesn’t pan out

Well, John Berman’s ABC report “Hello, How Are You Doing?: Groundbreaking Research Has Scientists Talking with Apes” certainly sounded groundbreaking. The bonobos and orangutans at the Great Ape Trust in Des Moines, Iowa, are said to “talk”*, using a 350 symbol keyboard on which they have been trained since infancy. One ofthem, a 26-year-old Bonobo, Read More…

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Dissenting Viewpoints discussed in a German Journal

The latest edition of the german journal “Religion-Staat-Gesellschaft/Journal for the Study of Beliefs and Worldviews” (Jg.7 (2006), Nr.2) holds the focus on Intelligent Design & Evolution. ID-proponents and evolution-critics got a good chance to present and defend their viewpoints. Although the journal is dedicated to the study of worldviews and their roles in society there Read More…

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Robert Marks’s Evolutionary Informatics Lab

Robert J. Marks II (see biosketch below) has just put his new Evolutionary Informatics Lab online: ecs.baylor.edu/faculty/marks/Research/EILab Here is how the lab is described on the website: Evolutionary informatics merges theories of evolution and information, thereby wedding the natural, engineering, and mathematical sciences. Evolutionary informatics studies how evolving systems incorporate, transform, and export information. Baylor Read More…