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Nature Credits Evolution for Biomimetics Revolution

Enviable designs in plants and animals are creating a gold rush for scientists and engineers -- all thanks to evolution's designing prowess, so we're told. Evolution News & Views
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Prometheus Unbound: The Fitness of Nature for Large Trees

One of the critical requirements for sustainable fires, sufficiently hot to smelt metal ores, is wood. Michael Denton
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Group Delusions Aside, Sentient Robots Aren't on the Way

"Machine rights"? I have to confess, when I read articles like this I have an almost visceral reaction. Erik J. Larson
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From Ars Technica, Bogus Objections to Academic Freedom Bills

It's hard to make a defensible argument in favor of censorship. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Dr. Denton, Call Your Office: Is Earth's Position a Lucky Accident?

Here's an opportunity to compare design science with its materialist competition. Which makes the more plausible case? Evolution News & Views
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Good Grief, Now They're Pushing for "Machine Rights"

We still have too much work to do in the realm of human rights to worry about machines. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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A preview of The Atlas of Climate Change

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of Kristin Dow and Thomas E. Downing's The Atlas of Climate Change: Mapping the World's Greatest Challenge (University of California Press, 2011). 

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Origin-of-life puzzle cracked?

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2015-03-25 21:36
A pair of recent articles on the Science website seems to think so. Staff writer Robert Service says Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum and writes, Chemists report today that a pair of simple compounds [HCN and H2S], which would have been abundant on early Earth, can give rise to a network of simple reactions that produce the three major classes of biomolecules—nucleic acids, amino acids, and lipids—needed for the earliest form of life to... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Ice stalagmite

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2015-03-25 21:36
Photograph by James Rice. While we are still thinking of icicles, here is another ice stalagmite that James Rice sent us. We showed his picture of a natural ice stalagmite here, as well as another anthropogenic ice stalagmite here.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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A Big Problem for Common Descent: Hundreds of "Active 'Foreign' Genes" Don't Fit the Standard Evolutionary Phylogeny

The transfer of genes between organisms living in the same environment is known as horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Wheels Within Wheels: Michael Denton on the "Coincidences" that Make Us Possible

We have all heard too often that human beings are a mere speck in a cosmos that never cared about us. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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How Man Solves the Problem of Being a Multi-Cellular Organism

A single-celled organism is like a microscopic island of life, in that it can get what it needs to live from the surrounding water. Howard Glicksman
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From Steven Wise, TED Conference Hears that Chimps and Bonobos Are "Slaves"

I wonder: Has TED ever had anyone defend the unique value of human life? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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See John West on "Scientism in the Age of Obama" Now!

There's a cute exchange at the beginning between Becky Norton Dunlop, Heritage's VP for External Relations, and Dr. West over the hundred-plus pages of footnotes at the end of his book. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Privileged Species with Geneticist Michael Denton Gets Its Online Premiere; See It Now!

George Gilder calls it a "masterpiece" that "expounds what is the most important discovery of 20th-century science." This is definitely one to let all your friends know about. Evolution News & Views
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In the Mainstream Media, a "Safe Space" Protected from Discomfiting Ideas about Evolution

Judith Shulevitz contributes regular op-eds to the New York Times on "feminism, culture, and science." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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In Seattle? Join Us Thursday as Geneticist Michael Denton Speaks on "The Place of Life and Humanity in the Cosmos"

Are humans the accidental products of a blind and uncaring universe? Or are they the beneficiaries of a cosmic order that was planned beforehand to help them flourish? Evolution News & Views
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"Solution" to an Origin of Life Puzzle Highlights the Need for Careful Planning by an Intelligent Investigator

A new paper in Nature Chemistry claims to show that many building blocks of life could have been created through organic chemistry on the early Earth. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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