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United Church of Canada celebrates Darwin – en route to oblivion

In the most recent edition of the Canadian Science Writers’ Association’s ScienceLink (Vol 28, No. 4, 2008), there is an interesting piece by Graeme Stemp-Morlock on the decision by the United Church Observer , the leading United Church-related magazine, to co-sponsor the Royal Ontario Museum’s “Evolution Revolution” exhibit ($15,000 cash and $35,000 advertising): If a Read More…

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Darwin’s “Sacred” Cause: How Opposing Slavery Could Still Enslave

Those who follow the Darwin industry are very familiar with Darwin: The Life of a Tormented Evolutionist by Adrian Desmond and James Moore. In that biography they were one of the few biographers to highlight young Charles’ Edinburgh years (October 1825 to April 1827) and show the powerful influences that experience had on the teenager. Read More…

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Book on Alfred Russel Wallace now available!

Published by  Erasmus Press, Alfred Russel Wallace’s Theory of Intelligent Evolution: How Wallace’s World of Life Challenged Darwinism is now available purchase book.    In this book I provide a context and perspective with which to analyze the intellectual legacy of famed 19th-century naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace.  In it two principle themes are argued: 1) Darwin’s theory of Read More…

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Competition pressures hit Evolutionary Biology

In an ironic twist, professors arguing that nothing in biology makes sense, except in the light of natural selection, are experiencing a different type of selection pressure themselves. How important is evolutionary biology really? From NATURE The Year of Darwin has got off to a bad start. In the Netherlands a national reorganization of university Read More…

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Neuroscience: “Social neuroscience” is down for the count

This just in from the British Psychological Society Research Digest Blog: The brain imaging community is about to experience another shockwave, just days after the online leak of a paper that challenged many of the brain-behaviour correlations reported in respected social neuroscience journals. Social neuroscience (which I take to be a classic example of false Read More…

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‘Lincoln and Darwin — Live For One Night Only!’ Now On-Line

I am pleased to say that an audio version (MP3) of my play ‘Lincoln and Darwin — Live for One Night Only!’ is now on-line at ‘The Sci-Phi Show’, courtesy of Jason Rennie, the Sydneyside philosophical broadcaster. Here it is, just in time for Lincoln and Darwin’s 200th birthday (tomorrow). The play runs to 85 Read More…