Denyse O'Leary is the News blogger for Uncommon Descent
Intelligent Design

Beneficial mutations that aren’t?

Three recent papers in Science: In Evolution, the Sum Is Less than Its Parts Sergey Kryazhimskiy1,2, Jeremy A. Draghi1, and Joshua B. Plotkin1 Propagating bacteria in a lab for thousands of generations may seem tedious, or even irrelevant, to most evolutionary biologists. Nonetheless, such experiments provide an opportunity to deduce quantitative principles of evolution and Read More…

Cosmology

Could dark matter turn out to be WIMPS?

In “New Data Still Have Scientists in Dark Over Dark Matter,” (ScienceDaily, June 8, 2011), we learn: The new seasonal variation, recorded by the Coherent Germanium Neutrino Technology (CoGeNT) experiment, is exactly what theoreticians had predicted if dark matter turned out to be what physicists call Weakly Interacting Massive Particles (WIMPs).”We cannot call this a Read More…

Darwinism Intelligent Design Media

Watch this spoof of the Darwinists at YouTube soon

Before it’s deleted: A riff on the publicly funded, court-enforced Darwin lobby. Stars long-ago scientist Richard Dawkins and Darwin’s broomstick Eugenie Scott*: Lines like “He’s smarter than you, he’s got a science degree!”  and “You don’t know me, you don’t know Dick!” Stuff that People Who Count complain about tends to disappear so, if interested, Read More…

Intelligent Design

Survival of the fakest: Humiliating the loser Texas taxpayers with Haeckel’s fake embryo drawings

Yes, Darwinists are bringing back one of the most famous fakes in biology: Darwin disciple Ernst Haeckel’s hundred year old fake embryo drawings are scheduled by some publishers for Texas schoolbooks: In addition, many of these curricula contain glaring scientific errors based on outdated science.For example, three of the proposed curricula (from Adaptive Curriculum, Holt Read More…

Christian Darwinism Intelligent Design

Michael “Thank GOD for EVOLUTION!” Dowd on the authority of the Bible

The founder of “Evolutionary Christianity” writes, There is a world of difference between a pre-evolutionary and an evolutionary understanding of “biblical inerrancy.” With a God-glorifying understanding of deep times, one need not make an idol of human words as a carrier of God’s Word. Rather, from an emergent perspective, we can see that the Bible Read More…

Darwinism Intellectual freedom Mathematics

Breaking, breaking: ID-friendly math prof Granville Sewell gets apology and damages from journal

Math journal retracted one of our UD authors’ accepted article only because Darwinist blogger complained A brief, lay-friendly, look at Sewell’s stifled paper is here. Comment on it’s significance here. This just in: Granville Sewell on the controversy. [This post will remain at the top of the page until 5:00 pm EST. For reader convenience, Read More…

Christian Darwinism Evolution

Common descent: Are Christian Darwinists fighting a battle that has already been lost?

It would be useful to know, in light of the recent Christianity Today cover story on Christian Darwinism in general and Francis’ Collins’s BioLogosin particular. Here, for example, in Karl Giberson and Francis Collins’s The Language of Science and Faith, they inform us, We suggest that Darwin’s theory of evolution, now that it has been confirmed Read More…

Cosmology Religion

“No God Needed” CalTech physicist responds to Uncommon Descent’s questions

Recently, Uncommon Descent’s vjtorley posed seven questions to physicist Sean Carroll, Senior Research Associate in Physics at the California Institute of Technology. Carroll had written an article, “Does the Universe need God?” for The Blackwell Companion to Science and Christianity. Now Carroll has answered the questions, and given us permission to post his response here: Read More…

Human evolution

How common is common descent?

How common is common descent?A question worth asking, in light of a new paper: Casey Luskin advises (Evolution News & Views, June 3, 2011) that “Study Reports a Whopping “23% of Our Genome” Contradicts Standard Human-Ape Evolutionary Phylogeny”: We’ve recently discussed different genetic studies on primate relationships were finding contradictory evolutionary trees. As discussed, one Read More…