Cosmology Intelligent Design Naturalism Physics

Astrophysicist Adam Frank: Materialism is on shaky ground

Frank is an expert on the final stages of evolution of stars like the sun. His computational research group has developed advanced supercomputer tools in order to study how stars form and die. So he would incline to a materialist view, surely? But no, he says, quantum physics blew all that away. And some neuroscientists just haven’t caught up.

Exoplanets Extraterrestrial life Intelligent Design

Rob Sheldon dumps cold water on the “planetary autopsy” that says ET life is common

Sheldon: I would argue that this is a very weak argument, mostly trying to jazz up a very boring data set or at least distract the audience from remembering the “standard candle” Nobel Prize assumed that all white dwarfs were identical. Either way, its a preposterous story attempting to distract from its most distressing results.

Culture Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design

“Moths’ ‘ears’ developed millions of years before bats” study is open access

Researchers: “We’ve thought for a long time that flowering plants must have contributed to the extraordinary number of moth and butterfly species we see today, but we haven’t been able to test that. This study helps us see if prior hypotheses line up, and what we find is that the plant hypothesis does, but the bat hypothesis does not.”