Henderson’s’suggestion – describing the work of the academic who mainly teaches as “consumatory scholarship” – is a word game. There is a more direct way.
Publicity around brain scans can create an uncertain, gullible public, easily swayed.
Remember the amazing story on Uncommon Descent a few days ago, about the private school science textbook which teaches that the Loch Ness Monster is real? Believe it or not, the story is true. It’s also three years old: way back in 2009, an article exposing the school program that publishes the textbook, Accelerated Christian […]
The dinosaurs were assumed to be slow, cold-blooded, and stupid because that narrative fits the legacy of mid-twentieth century Darwinist preaching about the history of life.
When Charles Darwin proposed his theory of evolution in 1859 there were many scientific problems with the idea. Today, a century and a half later, we know of a great many more empirical challenges to the idea that the species arose spontaneously. The latest falsified expectation is that microRNAs, discovered only a few decades ago, when compared […]
No surprise, it’s the real history of Darwinism applied to public and international affairs.
If you thought that Harold Zakon’sblunder in the very first sentence of his new PNAS paper, on the evolution of voltage-gated sodium channels, was merely the obligatory secret handshake and that thereafter Zakon would get down to business with some real science, well, think again. After his rather shaky start you’ll find that the second sentence is […]
When this stuff is appearing in Nature on as regular basis, you know things are changing.
Add this one to the files about the Darwin-driven Columbine shooter and Finnish school shooter. And Norwegian mass murder Anders Breivik, who tumbled a generous dollop of Darwin in with the Norse gods …
SETI is an essentially religious enterprise that doesn’t recognize itself as such. If it did, it would have to ask harder questions.
Some months back I was invited to speak at this summer’s Portsmouth Institute, which took place last weekend (June 22-24). The title of this summer’s symposium was “Modern Science/Ancient Faith.” See here for the schedule of talks. The speakers included Michael Ruse of Florida State University (keynote), Kenneth Miller of Brown University, John Haught of […]
“One of the main problems is that Gurzadyan & Penrose don’t do their probability calculations right. “
The physics commenters are much less certain, as you will see, so the formal announcement should be interesting.
Roundworms may provide a clue.
Note once again the significance of convergent evolution – not evolving toward but converging on – the same solution, despite no close “common descent” relationship.