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Carnegie Council Pushes "Nature Rights"

"Rivers have river rights; trees have tree rights; birds have bird rights and humans have human rights." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Another Paper with the Imprimatur of the National Academy of Sciences Glosses Over the Cambrian Explosion with Verbiage

Let's take a look at the three "strong and persistent evolutionary forces" that they say caused the Cambrian explosion. Evolution News & Views
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Fitness surfaces and searches: Dembski, Ewert, and Marks's search for design

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:02
This post is by Joe Felsenstein and Tom English Back in October, one of us (JF) commented at Panda’s Thumb on William Dembski’s seminar presentation at the University of Chicago, Conservation of Information in Evolutionary Search. In his reply at the Discovery Institute’s Evolution News and Views blog, Dembski pointed out that he had referred to three of his own papers, and that Joe had mentioned only two. He generously characterized Joe’s post as an... Joe Felsenstein http://evolution.gs.washington.edu/felsenstein.html
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Governor seeks dismissal of Ark lawsuit

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2015-04-01 23:02
Tom Loftus reports in the Louisville Courier-Journal that Gov. Steve Beshear has asked a federal court to dismiss the Ark Park’s lawsuit on the grounds that “[p]roviding the public funding sought for religious purposes …would constitute an unlawful establishment of religion” and thereby violate both the state and federal constitutions. Governor Beshear and his co-plaintiff, state Treasurer Bob Stewart, told the Courier-Journal that “the state’s denial of public funds for the ark park [sic] ‘reflects... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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The Deadline for Summer Seminar Applications Is Less than a Week Away -- Please Help Support Our Students!

"You can cut all the flowers, but you cannot keep spring from coming." Kelley J. Unger
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Reading David Chalmers on the Coming "Singularity"

The New York University philosopher is well known for critiquing the scientific materialist's vision of explaining, someday, the phenomenon of conscious experience in purely material terms. Erik J. Larson
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Death: The Final Frontier

Up until about fifty years ago, the final common pathway to death, no matter the cause, was cardiopulmonary arrest. Howard Glicksman
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A Mind/Brain Lecture and Darwin's Embarrassment

I attended a great lecture a few days ago at my university by Princeton biophysicist William Bialek. Michael Egnor
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While Ranting about "Quote Mining" in "Creationists Texts," Paper in Scientific Journal Misquotes and Misrepresents Pro-ID Article

A few weeks ago, my colleague Dr. Logan Gage sent me an email highlighting a new peer-reviewed paper in the highly regarded PLOS ONE. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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"Physiology Is Rocking the Foundations of Evolutionary Biology": Another Peer-Reviewed Paper Takes Aim at Neo-Darwinism

Regarding the neo-Darwinian viewpoint, Denis Noble doesn't mince words. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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How Goethe Set the Scene for Scientism, and Worse

You might think that the culture that allowed Nazism had been fully examined already. Bruce Chapman http://www.discovery.org/p/7
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Oxford University Physicist Ard Louis on Evolution as Self-Constructing LEGO Train

Louis, obviously a bright young man, really does think this is sound reasoning. Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
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Hey, "These Sequences May Not Be Junk, After All"! Nature and Heredity Report Function for Non-Coding DNA

When we look for function, we find it, and when we don't look for function, someone else finds it. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Why Is the Universe Overwhelmingly "Inhospitable to Life"?

A reader asks for a response to the following challenge to the theory of intelligent design. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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I, Robot -- You "Pet Labrador"? More Wisdom from Elon Musk

Surely, on a scale of parental concerns, McDonald's for lunch is nothing compared to getting exterminated by the cool logic of a future computer. Erik J. Larson
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Revisionism About Kevorkian and His Purposes Won't Stop

Time is the latest journalistic offender, with a piece looking back at the magazine's historical stories. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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AFT adds its voice for climate change education

The American Federation of Teachers adopted a resolution in 2014 affirming the role of science in climate change courses.

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Polling evolution in Canada

Science Culture: Where Canada Stands, a new report (PDF) from the Council of Canadian Academies, includes data on Canadian public opinion about evolution and related topics.

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Nature Credits Evolution for Biomimetics Revolution

Enviable designs in plants and animals are creating a gold rush for scientists and engineers -- all thanks to evolution's designing prowess, so we're told. Evolution News & Views
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