Instapundit: What you think you know about it is probably wrong — especially if what you think you know about it comes from watching Inherit The Wind.
WD400: Selection can sometimes favour mutations that break existing proteins. OK, so what? Comment, If not Rupe So what? 😯 1. if selection can select in favor of breaking of proteins, so why then do we presume selection favors creation of proteins? 2. selection can select against breaking of proteins, but that would be no Read More…
Without sites like Retraction Watch, we would just never know about it.
Epigenetic studies provide some insights into ways in which similar genes can result in very different outcomes. Of course, they will significantly complicate the study of genetics and of evolution in consequence.
Article: Researchers trying to reach consensus about how the shell develops have concluded that turtles may have more than one way to build a turtle shell.
Presumably, the ritualistic character points to sacrifice, but we might need more instances if the same ritual to be quite sure.
How on Earth does this stuff get classed as “science”? What’s the rule?
Fried’s is a more eloquent plea to ignore free will than most, because it relies heavily on the plight of the most unfortunate members of our society, but it stumbles on the same rock.
Truth, rationality, and morality under naturalism, are irrelevant commodities, in and of themselves. The naturalist’s (atheistic materialist’s) concern with truth, reason and morality are stolen obligations – obligations that are not derivable from naturalism. If minds are the computed product of physics, they output whatever they output. There is no ideal form, perfection, or “truth” Read More…
Interestingly, gratifying desires (giving in to the desire for a cigarette, for example) does not work nearly as well in the long term.
Well, that would make truth fallible and inclined to change a lot too. Increasing numbers of people, it seems, do think that way.
Imagine that you saw a magnificent mansion and when you asked where it came from, you were shown a box of fantastic tools. Perhaps those fantastic tools were used to construct the mansion, but they don’t exactly answer your question. What about the construction materials, the workers, the design, and the construction process? Those unanswered Read More…
Imagine there’s no logic/I do it all the time/No truth above us/Below us only slime.
Former professor of genetics at Clemson, Jeffrey Tomkins points out humans and chimps potentially have only 70% similarity. But this bold claim is at variance with the popularly reported similarity of 98%? How can this be? Recall the “dictionary trick” whereby Tom Wolfe’s famous novel The Right Stuff can be shown to be almost 100% Read More…
Telegraph: “The debate over H floresiensis feeds into a much wider reassessment of the story of how humans emerged. “