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Engineers wanted to mimic the birds. They are finding out how hard that is. Evolution News & Views
The topics will range from human origins to genetic determinism and moral responsibility to the question of how science is possible in the first place. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
The edge of evolution lies where reasonably probable, random mutation-selection runs out of steam and "dumb luck" (or purposeful design) takes over. Michael Behe
If new, separate human species are not found, perhaps they can be argued into existence. Denyse O'Leary
Disclosure: I am a researcher who worked with NOC at the US Navy Marine Mammal Program. Smithsonian Magazine ran an article by Charles Siebert titled, “The Story of One Whale Who Tried to Bridge the Linguistic Divide Between Animals and Humans”. This was ostensibly about the work Dr. Sam Ridgway and others at the US […]
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
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
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
Recurvirostra americana – American avocet, Walden Ponds, Boulder, Colorado.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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,...
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...
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...
"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
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
It's a stretch to call a tube-like burrow in the Ediacaran evidence of a bilaterian ancestor of humans. Evolution News & Views
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
Amazing. Hard to sort out how it happened, isn't it? Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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
"Argument and debate are common in science yet are virtually absent in science education." Joshua Youngkin http://www.discovery.org/p/501
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
Antievolutionists Say the Darndest Things
Antievolutionists often express outrage over alleged incivility from those who oppose their efforts to evade the establishment clause of the First Amendment. But they have no difficulty in dishing out the abuse themselves. Here is a sample from the Invidious Comparisons thread that documents egregious behavior on the part of the religious antievolution advocates.
IDC advocate Mark Hartwig:
The intimidation tactics, however, signal something important about Darwinists. That "something" was explained in an insightful little piece by one A.J. Obrdlik. Published in 1942, it was a study of "gallows humor" in Czechoslovakia during the Nazi occupation. In that article, Obrdlik made a very keen observation:
Gallows humor is a reliable index of the morale of the oppressed whereas the reaction to it on the part of the oppressors tells a long story about the actual strength of the dictators: If they can afford to ignore it, they are strong; if they react wildly with anger, striking their victims with severe reprisals and punishment, they are not sure of themselves, no matter how much they display their might on the surface.
With the growing success of the Wedge, I'm sure we're going to see a lot more of this stuff. But Darwinist tactics will become a lot less intimidating as people realize that they signify not strength but panic.Link