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Noctilucent clouds

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2014-09-23 18:21
Photograph by Kari Tikkanen. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Noctilucent clouds. Mr Tikkanen writes that these “are bluish clouds located in the mesosphere at altitudes of around 80 kilometers. Relative recent appearance and their gradual increase may be linked to climate change.”... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Quality Control and Quality Assurance in the Cell

It's always satisfying to receive a correction that implies you're even more right than you thought you were. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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From Stephen Meyer, a Seven-Minute Overview of Intelligent Design

Arguments for ID can be intellectually intimidating -- it's not always easy stuff to digest. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Methodological Naturalism: A Rule That No One Needs or Obeys

The only real motivation for holding to MN is to keep the bad guys at bay, as an all-purpose "Press Button in Case of Emergency" defeater for ideas like intelligent design. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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Quality Control Is a Design Concept at Work in the Cell

To see these same kinds of precautions at work in a living cell is uncannily like what we know from industry. Evolution News & Views
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Thoughts on the Occasion of My Son's Bar Mitzvah

Begging the reader's indulgence, I thought that it bears on some of our concerns here at ENV. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Is That a Rock Pile or a Monument?

To a casual observer, it might just look like an unusual rock pile. To an archaeologist, it's a monument. Here's a case for applying design detection principles. Evolution News & Views
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Scottish Independence: Good for the Intelligent Design Community?

You'll enjoy listening to a fascinating podcast by our Discovery Institute colleague and friend Andrew McDiarmid. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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For BreakPoint, Eric Metaxas on Sunday's "Science and Faith" Simulcast

"Most of the leading lights of the scientific revolution of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries could reasonably be described as devout Christians." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Coming Next Month, It's The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos: Fact and Fiction in Neil deGrasse Tyson's Landmark Science Series

Students, parents, and teachers will find a useful counterpoint in this lively viewers' guide, due out October 21. Evolution News & Views
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So, Chimps Are Vicious Killers

Don't get me wrong. Chimp violence isn't wrong behavior. It isn't immoral. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Surprise! Here's Something You Didn't Know About William Dembski

Savor the irony while you cash in on the steep pre-order discount for Being as Communion, the next big thing in the field of intelligent design, through September 30 only! Evolution News & Views
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A Scientist's Unethical Quote Fabrication

In a breathtaking takedown, Sean Davis reviews some of Neil deGrasse Tyson's past inventions. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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At Yale, Official Correctors Are Thwarted; Memories of Meyer, Wells at the University of Oklahoma

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, women's rights advocate and critic of Islam, spoke at Yale yesterday without incident, despite objections from Muslim and other groups. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Forget Cosmos, Here's Further Confirmation of Neil Tyson's Tendency to Commit Taradiddles

It's not all that surprising to to read Sean Davis's report today at The Federalist. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The "New Atheism" Has a Problem with Women

PZ Myers, aka the "Happy Atheist," has been a notable critic of this nasty side of the skeptic community. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The latest from Texas

When the Texas state board of education held a hearing on September 16, 2014, on social studies textbooks submitted for state adoption, the treatment of climate science was among the topics. 

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Brachystola magna

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2014-09-16 07:36
Photograph by Ralph Arvesen. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Brachystola magna – plains lubber, or western lubber..... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Science is not about certainty

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2014-09-16 07:36
That is the title of an interesting article in The New Republic by the theoretical physicist Carlo Rovelli. I read it mostly because it had been quote-mined by Elizabeth Mitchell here. Professor Rovelli’s article was perhaps a bit windy, and I could take issue with some of his discussion, but it was not all that hard to understand. One of his main points is that science has been extremely successful and any new theory will... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Happy Jason Lisle Day!

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2014-09-16 07:36
Note: This is a guest-post by DiogenesLamp. He has cross-posted it at WordPress and Blogger versions of his blog. I have BLEEPed a few things as PT is supposed to be in part an educational resource. – Nick Matzke Happy Jason Lisle Day! Today is the second anniversary of the day when Jason Lisle, director of what passes for research at ICR (Institute for Creation Research), promised he would explain why his alleged solution to... Nick Matzke http://www.talkdesign.org
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