“Francis Crick confessed that he was tripping the first time he envisioned the double helix.”
Or why someone’s human evolution thesis needs a tune-up …
Apparently, this is all in aid of preventing Jindal becoming the vice-presidential nominee. Which means he may well be a good choice.
The key question is how she can get away with doing a PhD thesis based only on second hand information when first hand info is readily available.
“Science moves forward not by enshrining, but by doubting and improving on, the consensus opinion.”
An entire PhD dissertation about the Discovery Institute is being put together by Christine Shellska. Her claim is: I argue that the Discovery Institute has “rebranded” creationism as ID, and that its strategies include attempts to disrupt the translation of evolution into education and the broader public. Discovering the Discovery Institute Some problems with her […]
Ruse: “They [the Templeton Prize Committee] are never going to give it to a non-believer like me. “
But people in what is now Turkey were doing this sort of thing 10,000 years earlier …
It just doesn’t make sense that the entire biological world spontaneously arose all by itself. But the challenges to evolution go far beyond the intuition. When Charles Darwin proposed his unlikely idea in 1859 it defied much of what was known about biology in that day. Today, the situation has only become worse. If there […]
“he had admitted to fabricating quotes attributed to Bob Dylan in “Imagine,” a nonfiction book published in March by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.”
The nice thing about science news is that it is not the summer reruns. There really can be new ideas.
The recent Engineering and Metaphysics conference (abstract and videos available here) came about because of what I saw as a glaring need in the ID community – a place for mid-level ID researchers to come together and openly talk about topics of interest. Most ID conferences, historically, have been by a fairly closed group of […]
The Bible says it, therefore I believe it Sal wonders why someone might say “the Bible said it, therefore I believe it”, unless they are “supremely gullible”. This is an epistemological question. I approve of the formula, so I’ll try and answer why. Firstly, let’s clear away some possible misunderstandings. The formula presupposes that the […]
The problems the press release doesn’t mention are usually far more interesting.
… that it is hard to know what to say in response.