WSJ: An ignorance that, ironically, is cloaked in education, wealth and privilege.
William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the world’s greatest playwright, towering head and shoulders over all who came before and all who came after. Maybe Shakespeare was so good because he wasn’t a human at all but a member of a hyper-intelligent alien race who happened to be visiting earth in the late 1500’s. If […]
Brady’s treatment of form and causation contrasts sharply with both conventional biological thinking and vitalism
Researcher: The findings highlight the power of expectations to drive changes in the brain
We have a g-suit system built into our bodies,
Researchers: Being intelligent helps the ravens play the politics of their social group, and gain dominance.
A recent research project critiques … appeal to physics to attempt to establish metaphysical conclusions.
Recently a commenter suggested that by not taking moderation action on an inappropriate comment, UD’s moderators had tacitly endorsed it. I would like to set the record straight on this once and for all. UD is no one’s day job. We have no staff. This is a 100% volunteer effort. I have a job and […]
Once each mechanism must be evaluated on its actual strength, the hype around “Evolution is a fact, Fact, FACT!” starts to dissipate.
Maybe they are wrong but it is not looney. You can actually measure this stuff. Take that, multiverse, and get out of here!
Researcher: a tiny rat-like creature that crawled the Earth tens of millions of years ago
This is from a new study published in Nature Communications, and talked about at Phys.Org. Oh, how difficult it is these days to be an “intellectually fulfilled” neo-Darwinian: Humans don’t like being alone, and their genes are no different. Together we are stronger, and the two versions of a gene – one from each parent […]
Researchers: “biologically regulated translational events from transcripts formerly thought to lack coding potential.”
Now these same researchers have come out with a somewhat less rosy view of evolution.
This guy argues that Earth is special, but that that is just a fluke. Possibly that is the only safe thing he can say.