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Ice-Cold Water on Past Alien Civilizations Thesis

What human beings are -- cosmic flotsam or creatures potentially in a designer's image -- is the background dilemma to all discussions of evolution. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Stephen Meyer on a "Special Relationship" at Risk

We spend a lot of time here criticizing the legacy of a 19th-century English gentleman scientist and the ideas of his latter-day followers. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Common Descent: An Obituary

Common Descent (CD) has been offered as a scientific theory and must therefore be judged as such. Lee M. Spetner
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Photography Contest VIII

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2016-06-21 08:06
Polish your lenses, dust off your tripods, search your archives (and, if you have entered before, remember that you are not limited to 3 good pictures per lifetime) – the eighth Panda’s Thumb photography contest, begins – now! Pierce extinction meter, still-camera version. They sold for $1.95 in 1946. We will accept entries from 12:00 CST, Monday, June 20, through 12:00 CST, Monday, July 4. We encourage pictures of just about anything of scientific interest.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Avida-ED Web, The Beta Release

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2016-06-21 08:06
Avida-ED is educational software that provides an accessible presentation layer on the Avida artificial life platform. The first version was released nine years ago, and today marks Prof. Rob Pennock’s release of version 3, with a formal presentation at Evolution 2016. Avida-ED is geared toward the needs of undergraduate and advanced high school curriculum use. The new version, Avida-ED Web 3.0, is a web application: it runs in your browser (Firefox or Chrome currently; Safari,... Wesley R. Elsberry http://www.antievolution.org
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Your Mind into a Computer Would Not Be You

The transhumanist fantasy about becoming immortal through uploading your mind to a computer is nonsense -- even if such a thing could be done. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Carnivorous Plants, and Why 0 Really Is Not Equal to 1

There is a little mathematics game that people sometimes play. You start with x=0, do some long, complicated algebraic manipulations, and end up with x=1. Granville Sewell
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No Offense! "Bird Brain" Is a Compliment

Birds have brains as well equipped and organized as those of primates. Evolution News & Views
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There's No Grand Unity Called "Science"

In truth, there are only individual fields of study, some of which deserve being called sciences, while others arguably do not. Ralph Dave Westfall
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The Kidney's Irreducibly Complex Systems

The kidney may not be as sophisticated as the brain or the liver, but it definitely has a lot of roles to play. Howard Glicksman
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When Atheists Meet Creationism, You Get Creatheism

It is not a word that rolls easily off the tongue. But I am at a loss for one that better describes the atheists Daniel Jackson describes. Brendan Dixon http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Responding to Animal Deaths, and What That Says About Humans

Can it really be true that we are still talking about Harambe the gorilla, who died on May 28? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The Placenta Problem: How Common Descent Fails

Philosopher Vincent Torley (and Professor Josh Swamidass) have been trying to persuade me that common descent is the only rational view to affirm. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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California Hospitals Are Opting Out of Assisted Suicide

Here's the very bad news: California has legalized assisted suicide. What's the somewhat good news? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Stephen Meyer Asks: There Will Always Be an England...Or Will There?

It was at Cambridge University that Dr. Meyer incubated his Darwin skepticism and began to develop his arguments for ID. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The Opossum's Tale: The Torley Saga, Cont.

I'll make this simple. The evidence for synteny in opossums and chickens is good. Surprised? Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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In the Evolution Debate, Not Listening Happens in One Direction, Not Two

An eloquent post from Terry Teachout, the Wall Street Journal theater critic, might as well be a commentary on Doug Axe's observations this morning. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Public Opinion Is the Ultimate Peer Review

People aren't stupid. Science is a public enterprise, and public acceptance has always been its most significant seal of approval. Douglas Axe http://biologicinstitute.org/
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Oh, Deer: Mammals Use Magnetic Navigation, Too

Even deer know how to respond to the silent force surrounding the earth. Evolution News & Views
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A chance to help NCSE's archives!

NCSE's archives house a unique trove of material on the creationism/evolution controversy, and we regard it as part of our mission to preserve it for posterity — as well as for occasions such as Kitzmiller v. Dover, where NCSE's archives helped to establish the creationist antecedents of the "intelligent design" movement. And we are beginning to amass a similar trove of material on disputes over climate change education.

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