Monthly Archives: August 2014
Memories: Letters that clarify C.S. Lewis’s dismissal of evolution (“central and radical lie”) donated to Belfast U
|August 31, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism|
But just wait till a career academic gets a grant to cast doubt on the obvious interpretation, and win Lewis back for Darwin.
|August 31, 2014||Posted by News under Cambrian explosion, Intelligent Design|
But Meyer is #6 in paleontology. So who cares whether Calvin College’s God would design anything or not? Sorry, issues have moved beyond Christians [heart] Darwin
|August 31, 2014||Posted by News under Naturalism, Neuroscience, News|
Both come off looking like clunkers.
|August 31, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Genetics, News|
About time someone started outing the nonsense instead of peddling it.
|August 31, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Neuroscience, News|
Much of the quackery seems to consist of repackaging common sense marketing or motivation techniques as “neuroscience,” and upping the price.
|August 31, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, News|
A day before yesterday everyone knew that Darwin’s theory underwrote racism as a *science-based* belief. Then it became un-PC to say so.
|August 30, 2014||Posted by vjtorley under Intelligent Design|
In a comment on kairosfocus’ latest excellent post, Does ID ASSUME “contra-causal free will” and “intelligence” (and so injects questionable “assumptions”)?, Mark Frank proposes a thought experiment in support of his view that determinism is fully compatible with free will. It goes as follows: Start with a dog. Dogs make choices in the sense that […]
|August 30, 2014||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design|
But if they are that plastic, wouldn’t they just go back to the water, given a chance?
|August 30, 2014||Posted by News under Culture, Darwinism, News|
At some point, wouldn’t you think at least some commentators would start putting two and two together about some of these people?
|August 30, 2014||Posted by News under Cosmology, Intelligent Design, News|
If the general thesis is accepted, would it provide support for the Law of Conservation of Information, which William Dembski uses in his new book Being as Communion?
On, the fallacy of worshiping the “short” and the “simple” . . . or, why good long copy outsells short copy
|August 30, 2014||Posted by kairosfocus under Darwinist rhetorical tactics, General interest|
As UD regulars will know, it’s silly season here in Montserrat. As a result, I am facing the long vs short copy debate and the issue of the demand for excessive simplicity. Which, opens us up to be naive and easily misled — including when we indulge the fallacy of selective hyperskepticism. (As in: if […]
|August 29, 2014||Posted by News under Animal minds, News|
May as well be snakes.
|August 29, 2014||Posted by News under Cambrian explosion, Intelligent Design, News|
If this interpretation of the fossil holds up, the vertebrate class was present in the Cambrian too.
|August 29, 2014||Posted by News under Cosmology, Intelligent Design, News, Physics|
Carlo Rovelli: Science has never advanced in this manner in the past. Science does not advance by guessing.
|August 29, 2014||Posted by News under Just For Fun, News|
Beats the face on Mars, but we’re still waiting for the silhouette of Sherlock Holmes.
|August 28, 2014||Posted by News under Atheism, Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
Okay, okay, vacuum the cat hair off the couch instead. Priorities.
|August 28, 2014||Posted by News under News, Peer review|
Not publishing null results may skew people’s ideas about the society around them.
|August 28, 2014||Posted by News under Big Bang, Intelligent Design, News|
It sounds like a fun problem, actually, dare we say—a lighter moment?
|August 28, 2014||Posted by News under Ediacaran, News|
Unlike most other Ediacarans, it does not look like a plant.
|August 28, 2014||Posted by News under Human evolution, News|
Researchers: Stone-tipped weapons were a significant innovation for Middle Pleistocene hominins.