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Ida? I dunno. I wish I had bet a whack on the pop science press dumping all over that fossil?

Holy kazoo! Even Nature isn’t buying the hype about the “missing link”? How soon can we get “evolutionary psychology” be relegated to the tabs and the funny papers? A hyped-up fossil find highlights the potential dangers of publicity machines. Last week’s publication of paper describing a 47-million-year-old fossil primate with a remarkable degree of preservation […]

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Uncommon Descent Contest 4: Can we save physics by dumping the Copernican principle?

In “Does Dark Energy Really Exist? Or does Earth occupy a very unusual place in the universe?” physicist Timothy Clifton and astrophysicist Pedro G. Ferreira argue just that: If we give up the Copernican principle, we do not need dark energy to explain the composition of the universe.(Scientific American, March 23, 2009) Copernican principle? Dark […]

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The Politics of Evolution in Texas

Interesting brief article in the Dallas Morning News about Don McLeroy, head of the Texas State Board of Education: Texas Senate rejects confirmation of conservative education board chief Don McLeroy 12:00 AM CDT on Friday, May 29, 2009 By TERRENCE STUTZ / The Dallas Morning News tstutz+@dallasnews.com AUSTIN – The Senate rejected Republican Don McLeroy’s […]

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Origin of life: Speculation rents the “science” costume – leaves without head

In Probability’s nature and nature’s probability: A call to scientific integrity, information scientist Donald E. Johnson tackles, among other things, the origin of life. Johnson takes on the aimless speculation that characterizes so much consensus science today on such issues: … one should not be able to get away with stating “it is possible that […]

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Designing Networks of Genes…..

I just picked up this article at PhysOrg.com. The kinds of things that scientists are up to these days are quite interesting. Here’s a sample: Researchers design and build networks of genes, splicing them into bacterial genomes to run specific tasks or manufacture desired molecules – a process akin to installing biological computer software. Though […]

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Another important unexpected role for junk DNA

Darwinian “Scientists have called it “junk DNA.” They have long been perplexed by these extensive strands of genetic material that dominate the genome but seem to lack specific functions. Why would nature (or an Intelligent Designer) force the genome to carry so much excess baggage?” As predicted by Intelligent Design theorists “researchers from Princeton and […]