The strongest argument for Darwinism today is that it is believed by all the right people.
Philosophy of science is to science what civics is to politics. It helps people make sense of what we are doing and why.
Panpsychists (or cosmopsychists) are permitted to make arguments that would be banned if made by, say, intelligent design advocates. Some change is afoot.
Something is smarter than us and it isn’t the insects.
They solve all kinds of problems we are still working on.
Stiles: The experts began searching for examples in the animal kingdom of human concepts such as privilege, inequality, and intergenerational wealth.
Lönnig: “the figure below shows that Darwin’s “abominable mystery” has become even more “abominable” and “mysterious” during the last 50 (not to speak of the last 150) years. “
It’s an interesting fact that intelligence in animals is not nearly as firmly fixed in a hierarchy of evolution as we used to believe. Octopuses are extreme outliers and we are only just beginning to get to know them.
All: Unplug the TV. Those people can no longer afford to be friends of truth in any meaningful sense. That includes anything to do with evolution controversies.
While we are here, wouldn’t an infinite universe include the possibility that it doesn’t exist? Playing with infinity is playing a dangerous game.
The researchers think that star formation happens mainly at the perimeter (conveniently, one might add).
They’re not just The Party of Reason, really. They’re the Party of Science-and-Reason. The hyphens signify the way atheists treat them as joined at the hip.
Is this not evidence of fundamental design in nature?
That is the question they are asking over at Science Friday. Now, scientists are questioning whether that’s actually true—or if mutation is more likely to occur in some parts of the genome than others. New research published in the journal Nature this week looks at just that question, in a common weed called Arabidopsis thaliana. After following 24 generations of plants Read More…
WARNING! The video linked here is extremely disturbing. Four days ago Alexis Avila, a woman in New Mexico, had a baby. She put the baby in a garbage bag and threw him in a dumpster. She is being charged with attempted murder. The good news is that a passerby found the baby (umbilical cord still Read More…