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Honeysuckle, by Richard Meiss. Photography contest, Finalist. Lonicera X bella – Asian bush honeysuckle. Mr. Meiss writes, “This photo shows the coexisting ripe berries and new flowers of the Asian bush honeysuckle, an invasive species in the American midwest. This ‘second flowering’ in mid-September was induced by the very hot and dry summer of 2012. The phenomenon, an adaptation to environmental stress, was also widely noted in the British Isles; its prevalence is likely related... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
The scare quotes are my gloss, but that is the headline of a credulous Dallas Morning News article on the “research” being conducted at the Institute for Creation “Research.” The article quotes Pat Robertson to the effect that it is silly – or, rather, looks silly – to deny the clear geologic record, but mostly the author appears to take the “research” seriously. Indeed, he makes the point that Charity Navigator gives ICR a 3-star... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
A dam at a toxic waste pond burst last week and spilled 10 Mm3 of water and about half as much presumably toxic sludge into a tributary of the Fraser River in British Columbia. If you want to see what 10 Mm3 of water looks like, watch the video posted by The Guardian. The Fraser River empties into the newly named Salish Sea at Vancouver, B. C. The Guardian article barely mentions salmon, but the Seattle Post-Intelligencer... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
The Cartwright Lab at Arizona State University is looking for a Software Application Associate to design, construct, test, document, and maintain software packages. We currently have software development projects involving phylogenomics, mutational genomics, and evolution. Essential Duties Work in a collaborative environment to design, construct, test, document, and maintain software packages. Typical projects involve implementing high-performance algorithms for the statistical analysis of large genomic datasets for studying questions related to evolution and population genetics. Ability... Reed A. Cartwright http://dererumnatura.us/
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Jonathan Wells about a recent article that claims that the human genome is full of useless, non-functional DNA. Dr. Wells explains the concept of "junk DNA,"...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews microbiologist and immunologist Donald Ewert about his previous work as associate editor for the journal Development and Comparitive Immunology, where he realized that the papers published were...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future Dr. David Snoke continues his conversation with Casey Luskin on his recent paper on systems biology and how it relates to intelligent design. Snoke discusses the assumptions made by systems...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Dr. David Snoke talks with Casey Luskin about his newly published paper, "Systems Biology as a Research Program for Intelligent Design." Dr. Snoke explains what systems biology is and how...
It is time to start calling Peter Singer "Professor Death." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Obviously, Stephen Meyer points out, you can't prove a conclusion using an argument that takes the conclusion itself as a given! David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
For a summer holiday destination, our hardworking colleague Casey Luskin selected South Africa. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
There is no reason, based on current "human evolution" claims, to abandon a typical traditional religious or philosophical teaching on the origin, honor, or dignity of human beings. Denyse O'Leary
These are important issues in the study of history, culture, and science, with relevance for our own time. Evolution News & Views
This month marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of the First World War. The conflict took 16 million lives yet its causes remain cloudy to most of us. Evolution News & Views
Why is evolution the default conclusion when perfection is found in the biological world? Evolution News & Views
Zoltan Istvan's advocacy is steeped in the ultimate hopelessness of materialistic atheism -- a cause that he also ably champions. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
At a University of Toronto biologist's blog, named for Darwin's famous "thinking path," the thinking is getting confused. Michael Behe
We noticed that overnight eight 5-star reviews for Stephen Meyer's book Darwin's Doubt were mysteriously erased. Evolution News & Views
The frond-like Ediacaran fauna known as Rangeomorphs had simple colony-like body plans consisting of self-similar branching patterns of tubular units. Evolution News & Views
Suicide advocacy never stops. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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 Stephen C. Meyer:
Another interesting aspect of the press conference was a statement by Ken Miller, featured on the evening news, to the effect that ID advocates are trying to present their views to the public "without the approval of science." Afterwards, in private, Steve Meyer kept repeating Miller's pompous declaration with a heavy German accent, sounding for all the world like Heinrich Himmler, Hitler's propaganda chief.Link