He starts out well but notice how Darwinism, flung into the works like an old shoe, undermines the topic completely. If beauty is really “in the eye of the beholder” full stop, there is really no such thing as beauty. If the “capacity for aesthetic appreciation” evolved “possibly involving natural selection,” then it is unrelated to the object and best understood in terms of how many children artists have.
Nope. Not a chance the proposed evidence will matter. The parallel universe folk probably don’t like our universe because it shows massive evidence of fine-tuning and that implies an intelligent origin. Any alternative theory will always be popular, irrespective of evidence.
If we were able to make intelligent and sentient AIs, wouldn’t that mean we would have to stop programming them? It would be unethical for me to force you to do my will, so wouldn’t the same thing be true with AIs? [Not that it is ever going to happen, but… ]
Last April Astronomers finally detected some helium hydride in a gas cloud about 2900 light years from Earth.
Via the Institute of Art and Ideas, Massimo Pigliucci, Zanna Clay, Tim Lewens address the question, “Is evolution wrong?” It’s not a “PR crisis.” It’s a collision with reality.
By the way, if you are drowning in toxic intellectual waste generated by end-stage naturalism, reach out. There are many villages on higher ground.
Wow. Are we emerging from the tunnel of post-modernism? The linked story is not from an ID site.
As we continue to rethink the way forward (with Solar system colonisation and Earth transformation in mind as we exorcise the cheerless ghost of Malthus), the possibilities posed by nuke rockets are well worth pondering: >>By Jeremy Hsu [Space dot com] March 05, 2010 Future Mars outposts or colonies may seem more distant than ever Read More…
The image is thought to establish that black holes really do exist; they are not just astrophysicists’ imaginings.
It turned out to be a badly preserved crayfish onto which someone had painted some legs. Apparently, the main market for this sort of thing is gullible tourists. Now and then, scientists get snaffled.
“Even back then … these animals were probably doing a lot of the things that animals still do today.” Right. So when did Big Evolution happen?
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Researcher: “Based on what we know from the body fossil evidence of Archaeopteris prior to this, and now from the rooting evidence that we’ve added at Cairo, these plants are very modern compared to other Devonian plants.
But their significance is understated. Traditional Darwinism requires that someone be the subhuman Now that we are talking about braided streams, who exactly is the subhuman? Can we play musical chairs if there is a chair for everybody?
Funny the way those sudden transitions occur, just as if they were spring loaded or something