So it will be really interesting to see is whether, in a year or so, some sources are rewriting history to show that they never really thought there was a Higgs boson.
From Thomas Hayden, “How to Hatch a Dinosaur” (Wired September 26, 2011): Human beings are almost indistinguishable, genetically speaking, from chimpanzees, but at that scale we’re also pretty hard to tell apart from, say, bats. Yeah, it figures. Batman. Hints of long-extinct creatures, echoes of evolution past, occasionally emerge in real life—they’re called atavisms, rare Read More…
“Seems that at this rate of evolution, we’d need trillions of years, maybe lots more, to see any substantial change.”
Fair enough, Dr. Shormann, but origin of life theories are a cultural obsession, and they are not held to the same standard as actual science. Just imagine how few of them would even exist if they were!
In neo-Darwinianism’s house there are many mansions: so many, indeed, that if a certain awkward fact will not fit into one mansion, …
“with a talk entitled: The Quantum Theory of Knots.”
A religious explanation of altruism, not a genetic one, fits the facts.
” … even using their own assumptions, evolutionists are having a harder time against the facts.”
Meyer doesn’t grasp that Darwinism (his specialty, one gathers) is a classic illustration of precisely what Feyerabend was talking about: The descent of science into state-enforced nonsense.
“Although he is reputed as a critic of science, he is not. Feyerabend is critical not of science itself, but of false and misleading images of the sciences.”
“I’ve read that Steve Wozniak designed the Apple 1 because he could not afford the MITS Altair that he saw demonstrated at the Homebrew Computer Club.”
Firing the guy who says, “Well, those weren’t my results” eliminates further non-standard results. Thus consensus develops the apparent force of fact, without the substance.
“The posts on Retraction Watch show how wildly inconsistent retractions practices are from one journal to the next. “
“It’s unprecedented,” Blackburn says.
The chief obstacle to living on land is acquiring oxygen from the air, which has usually been done by developing lungs.