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Words convey meaning, and the word pseudogene conveys the sense of a gene that is a sham, that is spurious, that is phoney. It is a word that is widely used in the literature on genetics, where pseudogenes are regarded as defunct relatives of functional genes. The dominant reason for studying them is because they […]
Though evolutionists often cite testability as a criterion for acceptance, this apparently is not required when the theory is one of their own. The mutational-hazard (MH) hypothesis is difficult to test but, as one evolutionist reminds us, that is no reason to reject it: read more
Some readers here may be aware of an online debate I’m taking part in with a neo-Darwinist (and friend), Francis Smallwood. Francis blogs at Musings of a Scientific Nature. We are currently discussing the issue of whether intelligent design is just a recent strain of creationism, and whether it is a legitimate scientific theory. What […]
Glasgow Skeptics are hosting an event later this month, on Monday November 26th, featuring American evolutionary biologist Jerry Coyne of the University of Chicago. His topic is “Why Evolution is True.” Although I would normally attend these events, unfortunately I am unable to make this one. I am told that it is hoped that the […]
The judge of the Coppedge discrimination case has tentatively ruled against David Coppedge and in favor of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). Discovery Institute’s John West reports on the story here.
Science Daily reports on a new study by Rebecca Martin of the University of Colorado which found that “Solar systems with life-bearing planets may be rare if they are dependent on the presence of asteroid belts of just the right mass.” The article reports, They suggest that the size and location of an asteroid belt, shaped […]