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Time Mag (of all places) Exposes Media Hype About Ida

 Time’s verdict regarding Ida:  “Most paleontologists will roll their eyes at that sort of overhyped nonsense, especially given that there’s real science lurking underneath. After wading through the false advertising, though, most people might have a hard time finding it.”Full story here. Then there is this gem:  “‘Most of what we understand about primate evolution Read More…

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Ida the Lemur and media manipulation

Ida the Lemur-like creature, has had some high praise from leading Darwinists. David Attenborough announced with confidence that the missing link ‘is no longer missing,’ but the way the evidence has been presented and handled has raised questions about media manipulation, especially from the London Times science correspondent Mark Henderson; he seems quite miffed.  More on Ida: overblown claims and a worrying precedent Read More…

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“Junk DNA”: Seems Vital

I’m just posting this to give people an update on what researchers are finding. More and more, so-called “junk DNA” is proving to be essential for life. Here, transposons, considered, generally, to be the “junkiest” of the “junk”, is found to have a rather central role in the development of a pond critter. Here is Read More…

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Human evolution: The spin machine in top gear

For a fascinating misreading of what the recently announced Messel Pit fossil really shows, go here: Scientists have found a 47-million-year-old human ancestor. Discovered in Messel Pit, Germany, the fossil, described as Darwinius masillae, is 20 times older than most fossils that explain human evolution. That fossil doesn’t “explain” human evolution; it complicates the picture. Read More…

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RNA Worlds

I know this is old news by now (I was teaching an ID-intensive last week at Southern Evangelical Seminary, so I’m only now getting caught up), but the following paragraphs in ScienceNews struck me: RNA molecules are formed from three components: a sugar, a base and a phosphate group. In past research, chemists developed each Read More…

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DARPA’s search for “physical intelligence”

Check out the following at fedbizopps.gov (click here): Solicitation Number: DARPA-SN-09-35 Notice Type: Special Notice Synopsis: Added: May 05, 2009 11:23 am Special Notice DARPA-SN-09-35: Physical intelligence (PI); Proposers’ Day Workshop, DATES: June 9th and June 11th, 2009; REGISTRATION DEADLINE: May 29, 2009; TECHNICAL POC: Dr. Todd Hylton, DARPA/DSO, Email: Todd.Hylton@darpa.mil; URL: www.darpa.mil/dso/solicitations/solicit.htm In anticipation Read More…