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The entire protein household of yeast: 257 machines that had never been observed

And now for another amazing example of what natural selection can accomplish (or not): Press Release Heidelberg, 22 January 2006 http://www.embl.org/aboutus/news/press/2006/press22jan06.html The closest look ever at the cell’s machines: The first genome-wide screen for protein complexes is completed “To carry out their tasks, most proteins work in dynamic complexes that may contain dozens of molecules,” Read More…

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Surprising poll result in Britain: They’re almost as skeptical of evolution as we are

Richard Dawkins should be very pleased that his efforts at educating the British public have met with such overwhelming success. He has much to look forward to in his retirement: Britons unconvinced on evolution http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4648598.stm Over 55s were less likely to opt for evolution than other groups More than half the British population does not Read More…

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Further indications that neo-Darwinism is dead

University of Pittsburgh Professor of Anthropology Jeffrey H. Schwartz has consistently swum against the neo-Darwinian mainstream, and this new 30Jan2006 paper in the New Anatomist with University of Salerno Professor of Biochemistry Bruno Maresca is no exception. The starting point of their argument is clear: Neo-Darwinism has failed and does not fit the evidence. For Read More…

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Herbert London on Cardinal Schoenborn

Science and the Church: What it means to question Darwinism by Herbert London http://www.cruxproject.org/ScienceChurch.htm Christoph Cardinal Schonborn, the Catholic archbishop of Vienna, recently caused a firestorm in intellectual circles when he made the rather obvious argument that Darwinism has many unexplained characteristics. The New York Times responded reflexively by suggesting that the Church was turning Read More…

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Michael Ruse: Contributes both to Johnson’s and Dawkins’s Festschriften in 2006

Michael Ruse has the unique distinction of contrbuting essays both to Phillip Johnson’s Festschrift (see here) and to that of Richard Dawkins — and both in 2006. The latest Oxford U Press catalog of new & recent titles in philosophy has the following entry: Richard Dawkins: How a Scientist Changed the Way We Think, edited Read More…

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Darwinism: Altruism and Spite

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/4620922.stm Lead researcher Dr Tania Singer said: “Men expressed more desire for revenge and seemed to feel satisfaction when unfair people were given what they perceived as deserved physical punishment. “This type of behaviour has probably been crucial in the evolution of society as the majority of people in a group are motivated to punish Read More…

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Finally “the Vise of Intelligent Design” gets some play

My optimism that the “Vise Strategy” would eventually supersede the notorious “Wedge Strategy” is finally finding some justification (for the Vise Strategy, go here). It appears that the Vise Strategy is now beginning to get its proper due: It’s possible for Christians to render unto God and unto Darwin By David Hawpe Sunday, January 22, Read More…

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E. O. Wilson: Strict Darwinism is “an undeniable fact” and “ranks as a virtual law of nature”

Let’s accept the fault line between faith and science By Edward O. Wilson http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/editorials/2006-01-15-faith-edit_x.htm If the perennial culture war between science and fundamentalist Christianity about evolution seems insoluble, the reason is that it is insoluble.

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Darwinism: Adultery Rationalized

http://www.usatoday.com/tech/science/discoveries/2006-01-03-infidelity-study_x.htm Some men cheat on their partners. So do some women. Now researchers say it is more than a wandering eye that might cause a woman to stray. This conclusion was based on two studies of college men and women using questionnaires where the test group was asked how they felt (how scientific) about other Read More…

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Evolve Yourself, Inc. — ID’s New Success and Motivation Institute

Evolve yourself intelligently to the new and more successful you. . . .** For some time now I’ve been wanting to complement Darwinalia, Inc. (which will soon be in operation — I have three partners and we own www.darwinalia.com) with an ID-based success and motivation course (complete with infomercials). I had been thinking about something Read More…