Of course the multiverse is the end of science, but we won’t need science any more.
Take American Scientific Affiliation’s survey: Who knows, you could be a Christian atheist!
Interactome? Well, remember genome, proteome, old folks home … Old folks home? (For not-quite-dead-enough yet ideas like Darwinism)
Here. The first seven species classified by James Delingpole (Telegraph Online, 31 July 2011). One species he describes: 3. Stalker troll. It takes a fairly sick mentality to want to be a troll. If you were in any way healthy, you would prefer to hang out the blogs of people you agree with, rather than […]
As the space program passes into commercial hands, how much money will there be for origin of life and life on other planets studies?
There is no way of determining what it feels like to be an insect, as was demonstrated by Thomas Nagel in “What is it like to be a bat?” The weasel word is “like “.
From Victoria Gill (BBC, 22 July 2011), we learn: “Mandrill monkey makes ‘pedicuring’ tool”: Scientists from Durham University, UK, filmed the mandrill stripping a twig and using the resulting tool to clean under its toenails. “A crude “pedicure” carried out by a mandrill at Chester Zoo suggests the monkeys are capable of more advanced tool […]
Here. Alan R. Rogers tells us in The Evidence for Evolution According to polling data, most Americans doubt that evolution is a real phenomenon. And it’s no wonder that so many are skeptical: many of today’s biology courses and textbooks dwell on the mechanisms of evolution—natural selection, genetic drift, and gene flow—but say little about […]
This is a serious science story, not like this one. From MSNBC, we learn: “Breathe easier: Oxygen molecules found in deep space: For first time, after nearly 230-year search, they turn up in region of Orion nebula.” Which solves a mystery: “Oxygen is the third-most-common element in the universe and its molecular form must be […]
So says Ars Technica at Wired (August 1, 2011) “Hawking used quantum theory to derive a result that was at odds with quantum theory,” as Nobel Laureate Gerard ‘t Hooft described the situation. Still, that wasn’t all bad; it created a paradox and “Paradoxes make physicists happy.” “It was very hard to see what was wrong […]
Here. Atheist neuroscientist Raymond Tallis assails the cult of the neuron. A non-materialist psychiatrist comments,
In Washington Post, along with (also ID-friendly) Palin: Religion historian Marie Griffith has been watching this shift, and recently wrote an essay titled “The New Evangelical Feminism of Bachmann and Palin.” She caught all kinds of heat from feminists on the left who say that neither Bachmann nor Palin, whom some have dubbed “the spiritual […]
What is it about the expression “higher plane” that sets the horses bolting?
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In “Earth Uniqueness Up; SETI Down” (Creation-Evolution Headlines, July 29, 2011), we learn: Some astronomers are seriously considering that life might be rare or unique on our rare (or unique) planet. If so, hopes for finding sentient aliens on the celestial radio dial drop accordingly. The 50th anniversary of the first SETI search came, unfortunately […]