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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2011,07:40   

Quote (dvunkannon @ Aug. 25 2011,04:09)
... human scientists can always learn something from the Great Designer.

you mean evolution right?

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 25 2011,22:39   

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you mean evolution right?

It's not about what's right, it's about what's left! ;)

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Schroedinger's Dog



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(Permalink) Posted: Aug. 27 2011,11:58   

I've found the perfect wedding ring for Alicja.

I might need a bit of help to get it, though...

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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 01 2011,11:20   

But it's still carbon - it hasn't evolved into another element!!!111!!eleven!!

  
Reed



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2011,16:09   

An interesting proposal from John Hawks: http://johnhawks.net/malapa.....11.html
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I am pleased to announce a new open science initiative, focused on a discovery that is unique in paleoanthropology. Together we are going to find out if the Malapa site has preserved evidence of soft tissue from an ancient hominin species.

Maybe our ID friends can calculate the probability that these specimens were actually deposited in a flood four thousand years ago!

  
Seversky



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 04 2011,17:10   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Aug. 27 2011,11:58)
I've found the perfect wedding ring for Alicja.

I might need a bit of help to get it, though...

Sweet!  But don't we have anything similar here on Earth?

Either that or you'd better get that warp drive finished, Dr Cochrane.

  
Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 05 2011,12:10   

An interesting woolly rhino fossil has been discovered. If anybody has access to the article in Science can you send me a copy? PM me for my email address...

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noncarborundum



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 08 2011,14:30   

Rethinking human evolution once again!!!!11!

Won't those slimy Darwinists ever decide what they believe, once and for all?  All this revision in the light of new evidence makes my poor head spin.

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 08 2011,14:38   

Quote (noncarborundum @ Sep. 08 2011,14:30)
Rethinking human evolution once again!!!!11!

Won't those slimy Darwinists ever decide what they believe, once and for all?  All this revision in the light of new evidence makes my poor head spin.

This is really mucking with the myth of punk eek.

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Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 09 2011,18:52   

But they are still pupfish! - even if it does make conservation harder...

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Church burning ebola boy

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OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 15 2011,14:32   

Take a good long look at the reference list.

http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content....40.full

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George



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 15 2011,15:11   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 15 2011,14:32)
Take a good long look at the reference list.

http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content....40.full

You mean?
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Tolkien, J. R. R. 1954. The lord of the rings. George Allen and Unwin, London.


I thought I was doing well to cite LoTR in my PhD thesis.  But a journal paper?  Well done that man!

  
OgreMkV



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 15 2011,18:29   

Quote (George @ Sep. 15 2011,15:11)
Quote (OgreMkV @ Sep. 15 2011,14:32)
Take a good long look at the reference list.

http://mbe.oxfordjournals.org/content....40.full

You mean?
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Tolkien, J. R. R. 1954. The lord of the rings. George Allen and Unwin, London.


I thought I was doing well to cite LoTR in my PhD thesis.  But a journal paper?  Well done that man!

Yeah, those guys got mad cult powers.

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Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 18 2011,15:48   

Since there was a recent discussion about online gaming I thought I would mention this.

Apparently, online gamers solved a vexing problem in AIDs research.

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Church burning ebola boy

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midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 19 2011,06:40   

http://ns.msu.edu/index.p....minants

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keiths



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2011,11:44   

Lizards show evolution in action

Of course, to our ID friends, this is merely the loss of the loss of a juvenile function.  No information gained whatsoever.

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 20 2011,17:34   

New species of sparrow joins the List.

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Seversky



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2011,17:47   

<Mr Spock>

Fascinating!

</Mr Spock>

I wonder how long it will take UD to spin this into another Death Knell for Darwinism and materialist science?

Come to think of it, that's another good nickname for DeNews - Death Nell for Darwinism.

And she sort of reminds me of les tricoteuses the French working women who sat knitting under Madame la Guillotine cheering at the next head to fall.

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2011,18:18   

DeNews has her sights set on physics too.

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Seversky



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 22 2011,21:11   

Quote (Seversky @ Sep. 22 2011,17:47)
I wonder how long it will take UD to spin this into another Death Knell for Darwinism and materialist science?

Not long.

These people are so predictable.

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 23 2011,04:10   

Neutrinos detected as travelling 0.002% faster than speed of light:

Sorry, link in French only...

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Dr.GH



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 23 2011,13:24   

Quote (Seversky @ Sep. 22 2011,15:47)
<Mr Spock>

Fascinating!

</Mr Spock>


One approach (assuming the result is real) is that the neutrinos are traveling at the speed if light, and something else is slowing down all the other measurements a 60 billionth of a sec.

I am trying to think how this could fit with the measurement of the Fine Structure Constant.

Edited by Dr.GH on Sep. 23 2011,11:28

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 23 2011,14:29   

Quote (Schroedinger's Dog @ Sep. 23 2011,04:10)
Neutrinos detected as travelling 0.002% faster than speed of light:

Sorry, link in French only...

Google Translate is your friend. The mechanized translation is of course not as good as one that was done by a skilled human translator, but it does give non-francophones a decent idea of what the article was about.

  
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 25 2011,00:56   

http://www.newscientist.com/article....ne-news

Resurrected ancient protein is a potent antibiotic

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Quack



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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 26 2011,08:54   

Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 25 2011,00:56)
http://www.newscientist.com/article....ne-news

Resurrected ancient protein is a potent antibiotic

See? No limits to what an Intelligent Designer can do...

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(Permalink) Posted: Sep. 26 2011,10:02   

Quote (Quack @ Sep. 26 2011,06:54)
Quote (midwifetoad @ Sep. 25 2011,00:56)
http://www.newscientist.com/article....ne-news

Resurrected ancient protein is a potent antibiotic

See? No limits to what an Intelligent Designer can do...

Wasn't there a brief flurry of interest in carbohydrate tags a couple years back? It was supposed to be the new protieomics, or something.

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2011,09:58   

Since it is Nobel week and today is the Chemistry Prize, I thought I'd offer you the story of the 2011 prize winner. It's a good one.

Here is one reference, here is the Nobel committee's scientific explanation, and here is the prize announcement.

Dan Shechtman made a discovery that people generally thought was impossible back in the 1980s. He was expelled* from his lab, was publicly ridiculed, was regularly taken apart in the literature by no lesser an authority on crystallography  than Linus Pauling.

But he was right.

Go and read about quasicrystals. It's not my field but it's an interesting story about mathematics, Penrose tiling, chemistry and solid state physics and Moorish art.

Louis

* OH NOES TEH DARWIZMUS! Wait....Darwin was not a crystallographer....OH NOES TEH BRAGGIZMUS! For any creationists reading, this is how you do it. You go out, work hard, and GET THE FUCKING DATA. I cannot emphasise that last bit enough. Stop whining and lying and do some work, pissants.

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2011,10:03   

Quote (Louis @ Oct. 05 2011,09:58)
Since it is Nobel week and today is the Chemistry Prize, I thought I'd offer you the story of the 2011 prize winner. It's a good one.

Here is one reference, here is the Nobel committee's scientific explanation, and here is the prize announcement.

Dan Shechtman made a discovery that people generally thought was impossible back in the 1980s. He was expelled* from his lab, was publicly ridiculed, was regularly taken apart in the literature by no lesser an authority on crystallography  than Linus Pauling.

But he was right.

Go and read about quasicrystals. It's not my field but it's an interesting story about mathematics, Penrose tiling, chemistry and solid state physics and Moorish art.

Louis

* OH NOES TEH DARWIZMUS! Wait....Darwin was not a crystallographer....OH NOES TEH BRAGGIZMUS! For any creationists reading, this is how you do it. You go out, work hard, and GET THE FUCKING DATA. I cannot emphasise that last bit enough. Stop whining and lying and do some work, pissants.

Can I put this as a guest post on my blog?

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Louis



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2011,10:22   

Quote (OgreMkV @ Oct. 05 2011,16:03)
Quote (Louis @ Oct. 05 2011,09:58)
Since it is Nobel week and today is the Chemistry Prize, I thought I'd offer you the story of the 2011 prize winner. It's a good one.

Here is one reference, here is the Nobel committee's scientific explanation, and here is the prize announcement.

Dan Shechtman made a discovery that people generally thought was impossible back in the 1980s. He was expelled* from his lab, was publicly ridiculed, was regularly taken apart in the literature by no lesser an authority on crystallography  than Linus Pauling.

But he was right.

Go and read about quasicrystals. It's not my field but it's an interesting story about mathematics, Penrose tiling, chemistry and solid state physics and Moorish art.

Louis

* OH NOES TEH DARWIZMUS! Wait....Darwin was not a crystallographer....OH NOES TEH BRAGGIZMUS! For any creationists reading, this is how you do it. You go out, work hard, and GET THE FUCKING DATA. I cannot emphasise that last bit enough. Stop whining and lying and do some work, pissants.

Can I put this as a guest post on my blog?

NO! THAT IS VERBOTEN!

Oh all right. ;-)

However, I don't see why you need to make it a guest post, I would hardly aspire to those lofty heights. It's all public information and a (relatively) well known story.

Louis

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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 05 2011,10:52   

Thanks Louis.

I found I needed to read the "popular" explanation first.

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