“t’s a term that originated in law-enforcement to describe a dirty cop who plants evidence on a suspect because he “really knows” that the guy is guilty … ,”
Non-Darwinian evolution: “Cases of ecologically significant HGT in eukaryotes are starting to pile up, …”
If nature is unintelligently designed, how come it has so much to teach us?
I am a big fan of amateur involvement in science. As such, I am starting a new series called “Baby Steps to Science,” published at Classical Conversations. The goal is to provide simple things that people can do to get their feet wet in scientific thought. The first article in the series, Counting, is up Read More…
Big change in the wind? “BioLogos does not subscribe to Darwinism, but Dr. Dembski has chosen this title and we will respond to it.”
“It is not even clear he is really a friend of traditional theistic religion. But he is even more opposed to the religious pretensions of science.”
“Hitchens is not the only atheist who needed to explain away Mother Teresa’s acts of charity. E. O. Wilson has done the same.”
“Life is an intersection of the physical sciences of chemistry and physics and the nonphysical formalism of information science.”
“The first thing to note about the paper is that it contains absolutely no calculations to support the feasibility of the model. This is inexcusable. …”
“When he worked out his first theory he was ignorant of most branches of natural history with the exception of geology and geographic distribution subjects which he had learned while on the Beagle voyage. “
Back in the early 90’s a movie came out with the peculiar title “My Own Private Idaho.” The movie has nothing to do with my topic, but I’ve always been amused by the notion of a “private Idaho.” In a comment to my previous post (Barr v. Arrington), Deuce captures perfectly the problem with Stephen Read More…
‘”constructive neutral evolution’ that invokes biased variation, epistatic interactions, and excess capacities to account for a complex series of steps giving rise to novel structures or operations.”
[youtube 259r-iDckjQ] After 10 years of trying, it seemed to me that getting scientists to understand something this simple was almost impossible, so this video, created with the expertise of my brother Kirk, was designed for “general audiences;” they do seem to understand it. But this time, I have been pleasantly surprised at how many Read More…
By the time people have graduated from high school, they have usually noted that the winners and losers are not necessarily who the consensus said.
” … the long-isolated Andaman islanders have genes that diverged from other Asians about 60,000 years ago fits this notion of sudden seaside peopling.”