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The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 24 2013,02:07   

A very interesting website:

http://bibliodyssey.blogspot.com/....pot.com

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The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 26 2013,05:30   

http://blog.perunature.com/2012....ly.html

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27

   
Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 26 2013,11:46   

Oh what a tangled web they weave when at first they practice to deceive!

(Hey, maybe with more practice, they might actually get the trick to work? :p )

  
Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 29 2013,22:56   

This is an interesting bit of science history

Apparently, Einstein wasn't the only one working on the E=mc^2 thing...

Edit to fix link and fix typo

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Church burning ebola boy

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dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Jan. 30 2013,10:41   

25,000 generations of evolution used to explain the existence of modularity in the brain.

http://www.sciencedaily.com/release....300.htm

Hod Lipson is one of those authors I look for.

Basic finding is that including a 'wiring cost' induces the formation of modular networks.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 05 2013,10:27   

The Santa Fe Institute is offering its first online course, Introduction to Complexity. It is free to enroll, and enrollment is not even necessary to access the course materials.

The instructor is Melanie Mitchell, who many will recognize as the author of "An Introduction to Genetic Algorithms".

Much of the coursework involves the NetLogo language.

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Wesley R. Elsberry



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 05 2013,11:12   

I particularly am liking David Krakauer's guest spot in the first set of videos. (Especially the operational definition of complex systems given around 3:10...)

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Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 08 2013,12:46   

A pretty good article on the research and questions addressed that went into the predictive description of what the first ancestor of mammals likely looked like.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 08 2013,13:00   

It's Four Times Friday for me. Here's a fourth article from Yahoo I'm passing on. New evidence supporting the hypothesis that the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous was do to a massive meteorite impact in Mexico.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 08 2013,13:13   

Quote (Robin @ Feb. 08 2013,11:00)
It's Four Times Friday for me. Here's a fourth article from Yahoo I'm passing on. New evidence supporting the hypothesis that the mass extinction at the end of the Cretaceous was do to a massive meteorite impact in Mexico.

It doesn't say anything about the meteorite travelling back in time after Adam ate the wrong kind of fruit. Is that settled science now?

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 08 2013,13:28   

Quote (Robin @ Feb. 08 2013,11:46)
A pretty good article on the research and questions addressed that went into the predictive description of what the first ancestor of mammals likely looked like.

I din't come from whatever the heck that thing is!!!111!!!eleven!!!!! :p

  
Robin



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 08 2013,21:20   

Quote (JohnW @ Feb. 08 2013,13:13)
It doesn't say anything about the meteorite travelling back in time after Adam ate the wrong kind of fruit. Is that settled science now?

:D

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 10 2013,11:20   

This doesn't really fit any other thread, so I'm putting it here because it is somewhat related to to the subject of science. Sense About Science has a number of interesting publications - mainly concerning skepticism. There are also some about how peer review works and such. The publications are directed towards educating the public rather than scientists.

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The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 13 2013,07:18   

"We are made of star stuff." - Carl Sagan

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_webl....ml#more

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 13 2013,07:59   

Quote (Henry J @ Feb. 08 2013,21:28)
Quote (Robin @ Feb. 08 2013,11:46)
A pretty good article on the research and questions addressed that went into the predictive description of what the first ancestor of mammals likely looked like.

I din't come from whatever the heck that thing is!!!111!!!eleven!!!!! :p

Calm down!

Scientists were only tospeculating.

tospeculate (v) To put on a show without an audience. fr toss spectacles. e.g.Our performer wanted to tosspeculate  ....but the audience was late.

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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 13 2013,09:39   

Quote (The whole truth @ Feb. 13 2013,06:18)
"We are made of star stuff." - Carl Sagan

http://www.dailygalaxy.com/my_webl....ml#more

Maybe that old saying "nature abhors a vacuum" could be why space has so much dust in some places? :p

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 13 2013,09:41   

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Calm down!

Scientists were only tospeculating.

ME CALM NOW!

Is that better? :p

  
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 16 2013,19:35   

One for Joe G Bigfoot genome published! And it's in a peer reviewed journal and everything!*


*The author of the paper bought a journal and renamed it, the paper in question is its inaugural... so we know the peer review was out of this world good

Edit to fix link

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Church burning ebola boy

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 25 2013,18:56   

White House public access apparently isn't all that great.

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Church burning ebola boy

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PaV: I suppose for me to be pried away from what I do to focus long and hard on that particular problem would take, quite honestly, hundreds of thousands of dollars to begin to pique my interest.

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Feb. 26 2013,02:48   

I found this fascinating.

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Timothy McDougald



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 07 2013,18:19   

Whatever will they think of next?

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Church burning ebola boy

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The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 20 2013,00:20   

http://finance.yahoo.com/news.......51.html


http://news.yahoo.com/double-....50.html

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34

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dvunkannon



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2013,09:37   

http://www.plosone.org/article....0058134

Looking across multiple genomes allows the reconstruction of ancestral protein-protein interaction networks. The simplest explanation of the resulting history is duplication and divergence.

But you knew that.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2013,09:40   

Quote (dvunkannon @ Mar. 25 2013,10:37)
http://www.plosone.org/article....0058134

Looking across multiple genomes allows the reconstruction of ancestral protein-protein interaction networks. The simplest explanation of the resulting history is duplication and divergence.

But you knew that.

"Just as ID predicted!" in T-minus 3...2...

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2013,11:14   

I thought VJ had already decided that the Designer works by incremental small changes.

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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 25 2013,21:01   

http://news.yahoo.com/fisherm....25.html

ETA another interesting article:

http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal....alk.htm

Edited by The whole truth on Mar. 25 2013,22:28

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27

   
The whole truth



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 26 2013,02:00   

Wow (especially the moth cocoon):

http://therevscience.com/?p=1029....?p=1029

More here:

http://rainforestphotography.smugmug.com/Nature.....ShkmNsT

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27

   
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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 28 2013,05:22   

http://www.drexel.edu/now........h-World

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Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. - Jesus in Matthew 10:34

But those mine enemies, which would not that I should reign over them, bring hither, and slay them before me. -Jesus in Luke 19:27

   
midwifetoad



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2013,14:21   

Designed?



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(Permalink) Posted: Mar. 29 2013,16:51   

Definitely; if it looks designed it is designed.

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