“There is no such thing as a settled theory of evolution. On that point, textbook orthodoxy is simply false.”
“Our universe’s ability to create and sustain life is rare indeed; a highly explainable but as yet unexplained fact. It could point the way to deeper physics, or beyond this universe, or even to principles beyond the ultimate laws of nature.”
There’s more to understanding than acquiring knowledge.
Open season on Jesse Singal for noticing? Or … alternatively … how about this, Little Rays of Sunshine — University of Washington Chapter: Hereafter, we will reasonably assume that anything you say on the topic stands a good chance of being — in whole or in part — a falsehood. And what should we do with a fish when only some of it stinks?
If the Hard AI people are right, animism — the belief that inanimate objects (whether the Sun or a computer) can have minds — has been unjustly dismissed.
I was thinking recently, about how many audiobooks are consumed by people these days. I would guess that the main reason behind this consumption is convenience. Many people just don’t have the time, or don’t create the time, to really sit down and get their head in a book. But I understand that for many, Read More…
The level of information found within a seed can only come from a mind so far above our own that to ascribe it to God is not a statement of religion, but of logic.
Physicist Eric Hedin: “The failure to make significant progress on the standard model of particle physics may stem from a misguided concept of beauty.”
The term “function” in life forms is linked historically with the idea that life forms show evidence of design. Therefore, philosopher Emmanuel Ratti and molecular biologist Pierre-Luc Germain argue, biologists shouldn’t use it … The problem with their position is not that it is opposed to intelligent design theory but that it is in conflict with the self-evident nature of life forms.
After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Roe (abortion on demand everywhere) unconstitutional, the elite Woke have been rampaging generally – but against one judge in particular. Mr. Justice Clarence Thomas is black and, wouldn’t you know …
Not what Darwin’s bulldog Thomas Henry Huxley (1825–1895) thought: The works of Shakespeare…
C. .S. Lewis: The Supernatural is not remote and abstruse: it is a matter of daily and hourly experience, as intimate as breathing.”
Aha! news stories about what brain imaging reveals about human behavior are probably based on studies whose findings would not be confirmed by further research. Such studies, often of psychiatric conditions, were the Next Step for brain imaging: showing that human behavior is based on simple, identifiable brain states.
As of March 13, 2022, this page will not be updated. The issues re COVID-19 have now moved to the stage where only serious enquiries into the costly Crazy will be any use. Meanwhile, we leave you with this thought: Now, as we move forward (or not), a final message: Maybe you didn’t care when Read More…
So much news worldwide now. I’ll just keep adding to it, putting new items at the top so you can keep checking back. I will try to group them loosely by topic where possible. This post is stickied for now so news news added on other topics is below this post.