Intelligent Design

How Are Evil and Chocolate Ice Cream Alike?

The atheist declares there is no transcendent objective standard by which to measure ethical choices.  Thus, ethics ultimately boils down to subjective preference.  For the atheist, our subjective preference for the ethical rule against theft, for example, is impelled by evolution.  Theft is, on balance, maladaptive.  Therefore, our genes cause us not to prefer it. Read More…

Intelligent Design

Epigenetics Rules!

New news summary out at Phys.Org about ant colonies and their castes. Seems as if this is all being controlled via epigenetic means. This is not good news if you’re a population geneticist: you know, phenotype changes because of changed allele frequencies (unless, of course, it doesn’t; and then you call it “phenotypic plasticity.” There’s Read More…

News Psychology

Why social science is riddled with “flaky research and questionable theories”

Because “ Graduate students were entering the field in order to change the world rather than discover truths. ” For last night’s party theme, the news desk chose EMS Crying Towel!: Liberals attacking social sciences. If it weren’t for the misunderstandings and mistrust that social scientists have inflicted by widely publicized fake data, one would Read More…