Here. Rube shouts in:
At the Journal of Neural Engineering (Eurekalert, 28-Jul-2011), we are advised to “Put the brakes on using your brain power”: German researchers have used drivers’ brain signals, for the first time, to assist in braking, providing much quicker reaction times and a potential solution to the thousands of car accidents that are caused by human […]
Photographer-philosopher Laszlo Bencze offers us this prayer, for spiritual Darwinists, Christian or otherwise, reflecting on one of their recent conferences: We believe in Darwin, the father all-sovereign, explainer of all things visible and invisible, and in one Thomas Henry Huxley, the bull dog of Darwin, begotten from the substance of Darwin. We believe in his […]
Here’s Fr. Barron. Yeah, we wondered too.
Here. The Nature of God // Zonderkidz from ColdWater Media on Vimeo.
Why wasn’t that polar bear scientist a full-time Darwinist writing about human evolution? His speculations would be way safer.
Numbers point to something beyond themselves … but what?
The find includes the outline of soft body tissue, which might allow a good guess as to its shape, but they’ve yet to find the skull.
The Ottawa Citizen’s David Warren thinks so: Re “Most superstitions go back to the Middle Ages,” he writes, … Not true. Most go back either to the beginning of time, or to the beginning of modernity. The Middle Ages were, to those with a mild acquaintance with them, centuries remarkably free of “common superstitions.” Unless, of course, you […]
Recently, Caroline Crocker offered us AITSE’s bunk detector for Rev. Michel Dowd and wife Connie Barlow’s recipe for “evolutionizing” your life for fun and profit: This course in life management looks too good to be true. And it is. Married couple Michael Dowd and Connie Barlow promise you a “joy-filled life” and “lighthearted strength.” All […]
In “Existence: Are we alone in the universe?” (New Scientist, 25 July, 2011), Valerie Jamieson offers explanations for why space aliens just do not show: But that doesn’t mean ET isn’t there. It just might not know we’re here. The only evidence of our existence that reaches beyond the solar system are radio signals and […]
In “Existence: Why is there a universe?” (New Scientist, 26 July 2011), Amanda Gefter asks, Might something similar account for the origin of the universe itself? Quite plausibly, says Wilczek. “There is no barrier between nothing and a rich universe full of matter,” he says. Perhaps the big bang was just nothingness doing what comes […]
In all seriousness, Michael Brooks asks , “Existence: Am I a zombie?” (New Scientist , 25 July 2011): It is not so long ago that computers became powerful enough to let us create alternative worlds. We have countless games and simulations that are, effectively, worlds within our world. As technology improves, these simulated worlds will […]
If cancers can be a newly evolved species, something is wrong with the concept of “newly evolved.”
Human evolution, the Trooth: In this episode, an early industrial revolution was the closing curtain for Neanderthals