News Peer review Science

National Institutes of Health director Francis Collins faces a problem more challenging than the human genome: Race bias

Social signals are potent, and among the most potent are “Who You Know” and “Who You Owe.” Trouble is, these signals tend to travel exclusive channels. Subtle checklists lurk at every turn. And quantitative research methods often do not identify key signals like “Do WE need him to succeed?” Insightful qualitative analysis is the next step.

Darwinism Evolution Intelligent Design News

Mike Behe on a new journal paper admitting that Darwinian evolution can’t do complex systems

I don’t mean to be unkind, but I think that the idea seems reasonable only to the extent that it is vague and undeveloped; when examined critically it quickly loses plausibility. The first thing to note about the paper is that it contains absolutely no calculations to support the feasibility of the model. This is inexcusable.

Culture Darwinism News science education

US Prez hopeful Perry is not useful to ID?

Says political theorist John West here: Earlier this summer, Perry’s education commissioner recommended for use supplementary science curricula that fail to offer any critical analysis of Darwinian claims, contrary to the state’s own science standards. At the same time, Perry’s education commissioner allowed his staff to spike the one proposed curriculum that did try to Read More…

Intelligent Design News

Why does time have a direction, great minds wonder

On a great cruise. Here’s a conference that investigates the nature of time: his conference will bring together leading researchers across a wide range of fields within physics and cosmology, as well as from computer science, complex systems, biology, philosophy, and psychology. The participants will discuss a number of interrelated foundational questions related to the Read More…