Denyse O'Leary is the News blogger for Uncommon Descent
Books of interest Darwinism Intelligent Design

Book offers to settle debates re evolution

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 Read More…

Cosmology

We are living in a giant hologram, or a giant trailer filled with poop, or whatever Stephen Hawking says we are living in

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 Read More…

Culture Darwinism

Michele Bachmann, ID-friendly US prez contender now defined as “feminist”

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 Read More…

Mind

Drivers’ brain power produces much quicker reaction times – but remember, the mind doesn’t exist

At the Journal of Neural Engineering (Eurekalert, 28-Jul-2011), we are advised to “Put the brakes on using your brain power”: German researchers have used drivers’ brain signals, for the first time, to assist in braking, providing much quicker reaction times and a potential solution to the thousands of car accidents that are caused by human Read More…