Of course, none of this may have any impact on any decision Romney makes, but this is the background against which devout Mormons will likely evaluate him.
“But of course, as experimentalists we are very willing to see the evidence that might prove us wrong.”
” … the planet has never been considered a serious target of research into the possibility of extraterrestrial life.”
“Once I got introduced to Phil Johnson’s circle, however, I did find a terrific group of conversation partners. “
Just how the slugs make the genetics work remains unclear.
The significance is that a recent excuse for ignoring the significance of the Cambrian explosion has been removed.
“What if there were another advanced species?: Would we break bread with our brainy cohabitants or be locked in battle?”
Most studies of religion have focused on harder measures like religion and health. Surviving a serious illness is hard to fake.
At this point, he has no special reason to concede, of course. Just sayin’ is all.
“… there are problems with the hodge-podge world hypothesis.”
“I fear that there will be a prolonged slow rearguard battle of its advocates until the whole story will finally be forgotten, rather than an outright retraction.”
Attributing human thoughts/characteristics to insects feels especially odd considering that the soldier bee does not know that it will die, nor does the colony, …
“They needed sympathy and empathy in their care of the injured and dead; and yet were neophobic, dogmatic and xenophobic.”
“It would be a terrible mistake to think that those are the only two ways things could go.”
“The journal should not only be ashamed of it, but retract it.”