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We can tell how far our culture has bought into the multiverse when…

… apologists are trying to explain why it is not an alternative to God. From Jeff Miller at Apologetics Press: 7 Reasons the Multiverse Is Not a Valid Alternative to God [Part 1] Joshua Sokol, writing in New Scientist, said concerning “neighbouring universe[s] leaking into ours,” “Sadly, if they do exist, other bubbles are nigh Read More…

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Possible live Tasmanian wolf sightings?

From Mike Wehner at Yahoo News: Multiple reports of Tasmanian Tiger sightings are starting to flow in from everyday citizens in Australia. Several people have recently claimed they’ve spotted the animal… The marsupial Thylacine, believed extinct, is really much more like a wolf than a tiger, in appearance and ecological role. Australians have occasionally claimed Read More…

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Get 25% off Zombie Science until April 17, 2017

Jonathan Wells’s Zombie Science n 2000, biologist Jonathan Wells took the science world by storm with Icons of Evolution, a book showing how biology textbooks routinely promote Darwinism using bogus evidence—icons of evolution like Ernst Haeckel’s faked embryo drawings and peppered moths glued to tree trunks. Critics of the book complained that Wells had merely Read More…

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Bill Nye too “white” for March for Science figurehead

Readers will, of course, remember Bill Nye, volunteer jailer of dissidents and sometime debating partner of Answers in Genesis’ Ken Ham. Now, from Azeen Gorayshi at Buzzfeed: Since the march’s inception at the end of January, critics have repeatedly slammed the organizers for saying that the march should be about championing science, not mixing it Read More…

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Rewriting textbooks: Can we tell the sex of a dinosaur by the shape of its bones?

Maybe not. From ScienceDaily: Dr. Jordan Mallon, a dinosaur specialist at the museum, argues instead that the fossil evidence for these distinctions is inconclusive and, as a result, it might be time to “rewrite the textbooks.” His report, published today in the online journal Paleobiology, focusses on the biological principle of sexual dimorphism, where males Read More…

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Social justice warriors hit engineering

The way thing are going, they might even succeed. From Rod Dreher at American Conservative: Having all but ruined humanities education, the Social Justice Warriors now turn to the STEM fields. Purdue University has hired Donna Riley as its new head of its School of Engineering Education. Here’s an excerpt from Prof. Riley’s biography page Read More…

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Peter Higgs on how to survive in science today

Here’s Richard Webb interviewing Peter (“Higgs boson”) Higgs on the occasion of his receiving the “1851 Royal Commission medal for outstanding influence on science” at New Scientist: What would your advice be to someone who has your sort of esoteric interests? Go undercover. I wasn’t productive in an obvious way; I didn’t churn out papers. I Read More…

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Dictionary of Christianity and science features ID contributors

… talking about ID. From Zondervan Academic: We are now just several weeks away from the release of the Dictionary of Christianity and Science. We have been encouraged by the response so far—it has occupied the #1 New Release spot on Amazon in the category of Christian Bible Dictionaries & Encyclopedias for much of the Read More…

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Reminder of Christian Scientific Society Annual Meeting April 7-8

In Pittsburgh, including 12:00 PM Nik Melchior. “Machine Emulation of Human Thought” Artificial intelligence promises the development of computers with the same capabilities of cognition, perception, and problem-solving as their human inventors. Recent applications include self-driving cars, robots that work in factories, and computers able to best humans in games like Jeopardy, Chess, and Go. Read More…

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Expanding space bubbles could doom dark energy?

From Mike Macrae at ScienceAlert: New Simulations Suggest Dark Energy Might Not Exist 68 percent of the Universe might not exist. Physicists from Loránd University in Hungary and the Institute for Astronomy at the University of Hawaii are now questioning if approximations in Einstein’s equations introduced “serious side effects” that gave the illusion of a Read More…

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New Scientist: We need more censorship because free speech is censorship

From Sally Adee at New Scientist: For people like Cerf and many American companies, who view online speech through the lens of the US First Amendment, Germany’s approach may look like a heavy-handed suppression of the right of free expression. However, it may be a necessary first step in re-establishing a shared moral reality. In Read More…

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GP on the Origin of Body Plans [OoBP] challenge

. . . here (at 194) in his amazing engineering thread as he responds to Dionisio: >>Dionisio: Thank you for summarizing that interesting discussion. I will summarize it even more. 1) Nobody knows how morphogenesis is controlled and guided. 2) Moran is no exception to that. 3) “Experts” are no exception to that. 4) However, Read More…