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Understanding creationism, IV:An insider's guide by a former young-Earth creationist

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
By David MacMillan. 4. Transitional fossils. One of the most common and most frustrating creationist objections to evolution is the claim that there are no “missing links” or “transitional fossils” required by evolution. This claim is made without qualification, particularly in presentations to lay or church audiences. As unthinkable as it might seem, creationists really do believe that transitional fossils simply do not exist. On this basis, they conclude that evolution must be false. They... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Collecting specimens and killing bears

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
A report this morning on NPR asks, “Is collecting animals for science a noble mission or a threat?” The question is left unanswered, but the reporter notes that collecting specimens from small, isolated, and endangered species can be counterproductive, at best. Ben Minteer, an author of the Science article that inspired the NPR report (not to mention a rebuttal by around 120 other scientists), recommends photographs and DNA samples in lieu of specimens, but other... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Discovery Institute Attack on Cosmos Provides a Teaching Moment of Its Own

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
I’ve a brief new article in the new Skeptical Inquirer (July/August 2014) regarding Casey Luskin’s botched attack on the second episode of Cosmos. Here it follows - your comments are welcomed. Fox TV’s Seth McFarlane has joined with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson and Ann Druyan, Carl Sagan’s widow and collaborator, to continue Sagan’s marvelous Cosmos series of decades ago. The new series is a splendid blend of homage to Sagan’s original one with dazzling... Dave Thomas http://www.nmsr.org
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Recurvirostra americana

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
Recurvirostra americana – American avocet, Walden Ponds, Boulder, Colorado.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Reviewing Cosmos: The Mistreatment of Science History

ID the Future - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin and Andrew McDiarmid continue their discussion of the recent TV series Cosmos. Hear why the show's treatment of the history of science attracted much criticism from science historians,...
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The Universe Next Door with Tom Woodward: Stephen Meyer on His Debate with Charles Marshall

ID the Future - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Meyer talks with The Universe Next Door host Tom Woodward about his new book Darwin's Doubt, discussing his recent debate with paleontologist Charles Marshall about the causes of the...
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Jonathan Wells: Is There Biological Information Outside of the DNA?, pt. 4

ID the Future - Sun, 2014-06-22 04:43
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. Jonathan Wells continues his discussion with Casey Luskin about his recently published paper, "Membrane Patterns Carry Ontogenetic Information That Is Specified Independently of DNA." In previous podcasts, Dr. Wells...
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Darwin's Doubt Is Recognized as a "Book of the Year" by World Magazine

"Meyer was WORLD's Daniel of the Year in 2009, shortly after he published his previous big book, Signature in the Cell." Evolution News & Views
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Playing Roulette with Life

Some scientists think an incredible string of luck, analogous to making a series of very lucky bets, is the explanation for why we are here. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Pushing the Limits of Cambrian Ancestry

It's a stretch to call a tube-like burrow in the Ediacaran evidence of a bilaterian ancestor of humans. Evolution News & Views
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Optics Engineers Improve Light Sensors for Cameras Through Biomimicry

Digital cameras, and cell phone cameras, of course, are the result of millions of years of blind and unguided evolutionary processes, not intelligent design. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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The Cell's Postal System

Amazing. Hard to sort out how it happened, isn't it? Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Telling Theists What They Think: Philosopher Versus Philosopher at the New York Times

It's like some of these guys are conducting a disputation in their head against the ghost of childhood religion. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Slowly, Slowly South Carolina Hammers Out a New Science Standard

"Argument and debate are common in science yet are virtually absent in science education." Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
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Exactly a Year Since Darwin's Doubt Was Published, Critics Still Come Up Empty

It's like the note from the doctor or your mom that gets you out of school on the day of the big test. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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More Papal Impersonators -- Now in Gnostic Masks

You don't need "conscious evolution" to appreciate nature or want to protect it. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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Calling Karl Giberson: Human "Tail" in the News

The story is that a boy in India was born with a 7-inch tail and today is worshipped as the incarnation of a monkey god. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The CSI Effect

"Once a jury hears something scientific, there's a kind of mythical infallibility to it." But is that true only of juries? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Like a Grandfather Clock: The Splicesome's Intricate Dance of Parts

One of the most complex molecular machines in the body has now revealed its inner workings in more detail than ever before. Evolution News & Views
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Milestone: 500 Reviews for Darwin's Doubt at Amazon

No controversy about evolution, you say? Oh that controversy! Evolution News & Views
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