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Sorry, Animal Rights Activists -- Nature Reports on Meat's Importance for Brain Development

We are told that human beings are natural herbivores, which is a crock. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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From a Biologist, Common Sense on That Censored PLOS ONE Paper

An awkward phrase is cause for being cast into the darkness with the rest of science's supposed enemies. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Carl Zimmer to receive Gould award

Carl Zimmer

NCSE congratulates Carl Zimmer for winning the 2016 Stephen Jay Gould Prize from the Society for the Study of Evolution.

Categories: Pro-Science News

Attack on science standards in West Virginia blunted?

At its March 7, 2016, meeting, West Virginia's Senate Education Committee revised House Bill 4014 to require only the review, not the repeal, of the recently adopted state science standards, according to the Charleston Gazette-Mail (March 7, 2016). 

Categories: Pro-Science News

Congratulations to Bill Nye

NCSE is pleased to congratulate Bill Nye ("The Science Guy") for receiving the National NASA Space Grant Distinguished Service Award for 2016.

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Intelligent design makes it into Plos One

Panda's Thumb - Thu, 2016-03-03 05:31
We have just received an e-mail from one of the Panda’s Thumb crew to the effect that a paper “demonstrating” the intelligent design of the human hand has been published in the refereed journal Plos One. The paragraphs that caught the crew member’s attention are these: The explicit functional link indicates that the biomechanical characteristic of tendinous connective architecture between muscles and articulations is the proper design by the Creator to perform a multitude of... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Categories: Pro-Science News

Absorbing and Storing Energy: How the Body Controls Glucose

Just like a car needs energy, in the form of gasoline, to run properly, the body needs the energy in glucose to survive. Howard Glicksman
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The Tree of Life as a Challenge to Darwinism -- Denton on the Distinctness of Types

The several different meanings of "evolution" are like wild animals fighting under a blanket. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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From the Cambrian Explosion, a Remarkably Preserved Image of a Nervous System

Quite beautiful, isn't it? Like a dragon float from a Chinese New Year parade. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Coming in April, Richard Weikart's The Death of Humanity Asks the "Why It Matters" Question

On a momentous, anxious day for our country, it's good to be summoned back to ultimate questions. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Now Chimps Practice "Sacred Rituals"

It could be "symbolic," the tree could be "sacred," it could be "reminiscent of our own past," granting a peek into the evolution of human sacred practices. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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The Physics and Biology of Olfaction

Turning exterior molecules into signals in the brain involves numerous ingeniously designed mechanisms. Evolution News & Views
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RNCSE 36:1 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line. 

Categories: Pro-Science News

Does the DI's latest Fund Raising Appeal Cross the Line?

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2016-03-01 01:41
This was sent out by the Discovery Institute around a week ago. Note the bolded sentence. Dear {Insert name of email recipient here}: Max Karl Ernst Ludwig Planck, originator of modern quantum theories and 1918 winner of the Nobel Prize in Physics, was quoted as saying, “A new scientific truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation... Dave Thomas http://www.nmsr.org
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Hirundo rustica

Panda's Thumb - Tue, 2016-03-01 01:41
Hirundo rustica - barn swallow, Goose Creek, Boulder, Colorado.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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If Patients Were Pets

A Canadian government panel wants MDs (and nurses) to have lower conscience rights than veterinarians. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Categories: Anti-Science News

The Types: Why Shared Characteristics Are Bad News for Darwinism

There is something incongruous about the very notion of genuine immutable "taxon-defining novelties" if Darwinian evolution is true. Michael Denton
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David Snoke on "Maxwell's Demon" and Information Processing

Dr. Snoke asks about the probability of an information-processing system appearing spontaneously in nature -- say, one that sorts rocks on the Moon. Evolution News & Views
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Biological Information from a Physics Perspective

For biological "information," Dr. David Snoke suggests "communication" may be the more accurate term. Evolution News & Views
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The Digestive System: The Stomach and Beyond

The gastrointestinal system demonstrates irreducible complexity because every component has to be present for it to be able to do its job. Howard Glicksman
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