Here’s a bunk detector for “evolution” claims from therapists and counsellors
From “Collaboration Encourages Equal Sharing in Children but Not in Chimpanzees ScienceDaily (July 22, 2011)” (ScienceDaily, July 22, 2011) we learn: Adult humans produce a vast majority of their resources in cooperative work with others. Moreover, they generally try to distribute them based on norms of fairness and equity. With regard to children, previous studies […]
From “Does religion rot teenagers’ brains?” (MercatorNet, 25 July 2011): Recently, we looked at a claim, published in a serious science journal, Intelligence, that belief in God correlates worldwide with lower IQ. From the same journal in the same year, we learned that religion correlates with lower IQ among American teenagers. [ …] If half […]
Er, so skeptical Peter Woit, employed math nerd, is the reason the universe is not co-operating with string theorists? Heard that one before?
ID guys greeted at biology meeting with “friendly, open-ended questions, curiosity, and meaningful exchanges”?
Many of us have been given to understand that the Big Bang was confirmed by readings of the cosmic microwave background and similar findings, and is not subject to the test of discovering a Higgs boson
Recent photon finding, if upheld, turns science fiction into mere fantasy – faster than light travel definitely impossible.
About the “denier” accusation: We are sorry for Mark Lynas’ troubles, but movements like the enviro-nuts started that kind of thing. A reformed ‘nut should know best that awaits anyone whose head clears.
In “Longevity Paper Retracted: A study that identified several genes linked to extremely long life has been retracted due to technical errors in the sequencing chips used,” Tia Ghose reports for The Scientist (July 21, 2011): For instance, one requirement that Science says the authors didn’t meet was the replication of the original paper findings […]
Don Johnson, author of Probability’s Nature and the Nature of Probability, will be on a speaking tour: A West-Coast fall tour starting in the Northwest on Oct 22, ending in Southern California on Dec 6 (with an Arizona excursion Nov 14-17). More details will be available when the “Programming of Life” DVD is released around […]
At Access Research Network (7/22/11). And offers an answer: For 20 years, the National Science Foundation (NSF) has undertaken surveys of science literacy that incorporate these two true-false statements: “Human beings, as we know them today, developed from earlier species of animals”, and “The universe began with a huge explosion”. Happily, changes have been recommended, […]
According to the US Darwin lobby, the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Adds its Voice for Evolution: The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution, which works to promote the study of ecology and evolution in Canada and to raise public […]
Over at Design Matrix, in “First questions about LECA” (July 22, 2011), Mike Gene offers, We have seen that science has discovered the last eukaryotic common ancestor was essentially as complex as a modern day eukaryotic cell (see here and here and here). Okay, so in that respect, evolution did not happen. Can we get […]
Troy Hooper reports on the discovery of “the finest mastodon site in the world” in Colorado in 2010 in “Curtains close on scientifically significant Snowmass bone dig …’” (Real Aspen, July 10, 2011): The fossil excavation at Ziegler Reservoir came to a close a couple of days ago, yielding an Ice Age ecosystem of 4,826 […]
When what “most scientists agree” on produces no progress, most scientists are probably wrong at a basic level.