Astronomy Fine tuning News

Not sure why galaxies “should not exist”

If they do: Astronomers are constantly uncovering the “most distant,” “most massive” or “most energetic” objects in our universe, but today, researchers have announced the discovery of a truly monstrous structure consisting of a ring of galaxies around 5 billion light-years across. … Astronomers believe these GRBs (and therefore the galaxies they inhabit) are somehow Read More…

Intelligent Design

Here is How BioLogos Promotes the Warfare Thesis

The “Warfare Thesis” is an overly simplistic and downright mythological view of the relationship between religion and science. It models the relationship as one of conflict, with religion dogmatically resisting science’s inconvenient findings, such as evolution, while science objectively pursues the truth. But the Warfare Thesis is not opposed to religion. Early exponents such as Read More…

Atheism Creationism Darwinist rhetorical tactics Politics/policy and origins issues Science, worldview issues/foundations and society

On good government, justice, origins issues and the alleged right-wing, “Creationist”/ “Christo-fascist” Theocratic threat

It’s not news that there is a persistent (and widely promoted) perception that Intelligent Design is little more than Creationism in a cheap tuxedo suit, an attempt to dress up a Christo-fascist, right-wing, theocratic agenda as though it were legitimate science, fraudulently stealing the prestige of science. (For people who believe this, science . . Read More…

Evolutionary psychology Intelligent Design News

Don’t bog down bioethics in social justice! (?)

From evolutionary psychologist that Harvard “Our brains are shaped for fitness, not for truth”guy: here: A truly ethical bioethics should not bog down research in red tape, moratoria, or threats of prosecution based on nebulous but sweeping principles such as “dignity,” “sacredness,” or “social justice.” Nor should it thwart research that has likely benefits now Read More…

News Peer review

Improvement!: One third science journals have no retraction policy

But that’s a big improvement, says Retraction Watch: Here: One hundred forty-seven journals (74%) responded to a request for information. Of these, 95 (65%) had a retraction policy. Of journals with a retraction policy, 94% had a policy that allows the editors to retract articles without authors’ consent. Why it isn’t simple: Retracting scientific papers Read More…