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The Miller-Urey Experiment — The Gift That Keeps Giving

Jeffrey Bada inherits Stanley Miller’s “scientific posessions” and finds untold riches … click here for article in WIRED SCIENCE If you want the truth about Miller-Urey, which was a bridge to nowhere, see my forthcoming book with Jonathan Wells: HOW TO BE AN INTELLEC-TUALLY FULFILLED ATHEIST (OR NOT) — this book is about the origin Read More…

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Don McLeroy on Looming Battle over Texas Science Standards

Don McLeroy, who heads the Texas State Board of Eduction, has an editorial in my local paper: …Texas is adopting new science standards. Scientists representing evolutionists and calling themselves the 21st Century Science Coalition say that creationists on the State Board of Education will inject religion into the science classroom. Should they be concerned? No. Read More…

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Poe’s law: Students cannot form logical position about television’s impact?

From what I can determine, this is a true story: A Mindful Hack reader writes, The state of Maine gave a test to about 15,000 eighth-graders to assess their writing skills, including their ability to form a logical position. When the state refused to release the results, a newspaper filed a Freedom of Information Act Read More…

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Bill Maher’s “Religulous” documentary a flop?

Bill Maher’s “Religulous” documentary mocking religion in the United States opening weekend box office revenues were 10% higher than “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed”. Our atheist Darwinian friends proclaimed that Expelled was a flop. By that standard so is Religulous. Correction: That should read our atheist and theistic Darwinian friends… the common denominator is being in Read More…

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Old Darwinists may generously offer to father children with young women

   In a new spin to the “Random Mutations and Natural Selection produces all the wonderful things we see around us” belief system, mature aged geneticist (of “I’ve spent a long time working on snails, although I have now moved into slugs” fame) Steve Jones of England seems to harp back to the days when old Read More…

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Artificial intelligence: Getting computers to pretend to converse is an “extremely hard computational problem”

A computer engineer of some importance has written to say that he thinks me a bit off the mark here, where I deny that computers actually think. He writes, modern computers are often programmed to be adaptive, in that rules are given for learning (e.g, generalizing or updating “beliefs”) based on experience. So in fact Read More…

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Darwinism and high culture: “Exactly why we do things this way is never a question that is asked”

Commenting on the fact that scientists are typically poorly trained in philosophy of science, one friend remarks, As a Ph.D. student in biology I was actively discouraged from taking courses in philosophy — or, for that matter, any courses outside my department, including evolution. My adviser’s attitude was that I should focus exclusively on my Read More…

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Score one for Scientific Creationism ?!

In another venue where I participate this article published at arXiv, Evidence for Correlations Between Nuclear Decay Rates and Earth-Sun Distance, and previous articles from the same source published in recent months, is undergoing a lively discussion. In a nutshell, a couple of earth based research programs measuring the half lives of radioisotopes have a Read More…