David Tyler has a background in physics (BSc and MSc) and a career that has led him into management (PhD). He had 8 years experience in applied research followed by other industrial experiences. As a UK academic, he is involved in teaching and research. He seeks to counter ideologies that seek to confine Christianity to personal, private and subjective spheres of life. Science is not a value-free platform for the development of knowledge, but a human activity that is built on metaphysics that scientists bring to their work. These issues are explored in his current literature blogs at Access Research Network.
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Design Principles in bird feathers and avian respiration

Scientists with an interest in developing design concepts and principles found in the natural world are not instinctively attracted by exhortations to expel design from Biology. However, developing a coherent academic framework that does justice to the design principles being studied has not attracted the attention it deserves. Consequently, many scholars in this field have Read More…

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Moral judgments – by-product or by design?

Two research psychologists have contributed an Opinion paper based on the empirical finding “that individuals presented with unfamiliar moral dilemmas show no difference in their responses if they have a religious background or not”. The data used was obtained from an online web questionnaire which is open to any volunteer participants (including myself). Findings are Read More…

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Barefoot running and design of the human foot

Over the years, there has been much interest in the design of running shoes, with product designers building in protection against impacts and other perceived hazards. However, continuing reports of repetitive strain injuries warrant further research and product re-design. The topic has come to the surface recently with a comparison of the forces experienced by Read More…

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Jingjing decoded in part

The first species to have its genome decoded by ‘next-generation-sequencing’ (NGS) machines is the giant panda (Ailuropoda melanoleuca). The individual animal was known previously to the world as the mascot of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Scientists have been excited by the report because the NGS approach is significantly cheaper and faster than other methods. Read More…

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Lobbing a grenade into the Tetrapod Evolution picture

A year ago, Nature published an educational booklet with the title 15 Evolutionary gems (as a resource for the Darwin Bicentennial). Number 2 gem is Tiktaalik a well-preserved fish that has been widely acclaimed as documenting the transition from fish to tetrapod. Tiktaalik was an elpistostegalian fish: a large, shallow-water dwelling carnivore with tetrapod affinities Read More…