But he apparently changed his vote later.
Bird malaria has hit the Galapagos, and may affect Darwin’s finches. As it happened, Darwin contributed little to the study of finches beyond their name. In the context of a cathedral dedicated to him, that cannot of course be spelled out.
Including the dead leaf moth.
Apart from the math and the graphics, how is “Is the universe a computer simulation?” different from “Is everything we experience a dream someone is having?”
One supporter calls it calls it “ the worst theory of the early evolution of life (except for all the others).” Indeed, the very same people who called RNA world “the molecular biologist’s dream” also called it “the prebiotic chemist’s nightmare.”
Till Thursday, we hear.
By now, most readers will have read about the jaw-dropping problem-solving feats of a New Caledonian crow named 007. In the course of just three minutes, 007 managed to solve a complex eight-stage puzzle in order to get some food, in an experiment devised by Dr. Alex Taylor (home page here), a lecturer in evolutionary […]
It feels odd. There is now one other hack on the planet (at Daily Beast) who asks questions like this.
Researchers: The only physical evidence from the earliest phases of Earth’s evolution comes from zircons, ancient mineral grains that can be dated using the U–Th–Pb geochronometer.
Should the world believe that people who wanted Nye to shine or just didn’t care much would go to all the trouble of studying each skull shown on the slide, as a YEC did? If McElwee has his way, it won’t just be DeWitt who isn’t (allowed to be) asking any questions. No one will be.
No. Here’s one way of looking at it: Philosophy begins when a man chooses to take seriously the fact that he is not a pig.
Asks a writer at New Scientist, wondering whether people will be allowed to marry robots.
Snoke: On reflection, it is surprising that the existence of Mind has not been considered a major problem to address in evolutionary thought. This stems from the early commitment of Western science to a sharp distinction between observer and observed.
DRC writes: Evolution postulates that the History of Life is due to gradual evolution of form generating novel features and functions, which has been a result of strictly naturalistic random mutations and variations of genetic material. This cannot be demonstrated in a laboratory. This cannot be illustrated from fossils in the fossil record. This cannot […]
The sheer number of crackpot cosmologies developed to get around it is voluble testimony to the human imagination.