Strange are the contortions of the pop science mags, struggling to keep alive an idea nature does not need.
It’s no surprise that the brain is profoundly complex. We discussed here, here and here that the brain contains hundreds of billions of nerve cells which are connected via hundreds of trillions of synapses. That a single synapse is like a microprocessor (although far more complex of course), with both memory-storage and information-processing functions and Read More…
It will be most interesting if the mechanism indeed turns out to be fundamentally the same for butterflies, birds, and turtles. What would such a finding imply?
“Life is an intersection of the physical sciences of chemistry and physics and the nonphysical formalism of information science. Each domain must be investigated using that domain’s principles.”
“There are major differences between real science and bureaucratic science (BS). Real science involves living with the prospect of failure. In BS, failure is not allowed.”
New research out this week has resolved a long-standing, and important, quandary about the causes of global warming. While several models point to anthropogenic CO2 and other greenhouse gases as the leading cause of global warming, the warming trends do not quite match the history of anthropogenic CO2. In fact, shrinking glaciers and other undeniable Read More…
“Self-organization is also inadequate because it is restricted to interactions amongst parts; it too cannot account for context-driven change. “
Michael Behe and I had the same reaction after reading Michael Denton’s Evolution: A Theory in Crisis. Our reaction was, “Why haven’t we heard any of this stuff before?” The answer is simple. All criticisms of Darwinian orthodoxy were successfully branded by Darwinists as the mindless fantasies of religious fanatics whose purpose was to destroy Read More…
We can see it, as we can see that the world wasn’t created intact in its current form just five minutes ago, …
When Scanlan said that ID “gains nourishment from the rhetoric used against it,” he’s quite right. He doesn’t, of course, grasp why that must be so.
” The changes in human skulls are more likely driven by the decreasing bite forces required to chew the processed foods eaten once humans switch to growing different types of cereals.”
New research from the PRC is lending credence to those nutty health-food advocates who have suspected all along that food is more than your daily intake of carbon-carbon bonds and vitamins and minerals, that oats are better than Cheerios, and that the food chain is far more complex than evolution would have it. Read more
“… in the strange and wacky world of water, tiny amounts of liquid water theoretically still might be present even as temperatures plunge below minus 48 C (minus 55 F)”
The tangled pile of failed theories is not evidence of progress.
ID is only one of many subjects on which the distortions are now so gross that mainstream media are becoming a source of disinformation, not just biased information.