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School’s out, and I discovered a new website, TheTorah.com, which appears to be a project of a group of Modern Orthodox Jews to promulgate their acceptance of higher criticism (also called historical criticism). In other words, these are scholars who practice Orthodox Judaism but are not Biblical literalists. Their website proclaims a need for a “historical and contextual approach” to Torah study. Amen, and good luck to them! Most of the articles on the Website... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
The majority of U.S. medical schools do not require evolutionary biology as a prerequisite for acceptance and do not offer courses dedicated to the subject. But as we talked about last time, adopting an evolutionary perspective on medical issues can potentially give new insights into disease treatment, prevention, and diagnosis. Where do we and should we begin to teach this kind of thinking? What resources are available to teachers and students to learn about... Emily Thompson http://cartwrig.ht/people/
From David Young on Facebook: Number nerd warning: Today at 8:25.5 pm (local time) it will be 5 / 10 / 15 20 : 25 : 30.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
“Measles vaccine protects against other deadly diseases,” proclaims an article in ScienceInsider. In reality, the protection is indirect: Getting measles disposes you to getting other potentially fatal diseases over the next several years. Evidently, measles, unlike, for example, whooping cough, not only weakens your immune system but also makes it “forget,” so you may even contract a disease that you already had and thought you were immune to. (As an aside, though it was supposedly... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
Francie Diep is perplexed: "We assumed such [Darwin-doubting] beliefs would be unusual among doctors." Not so, she discovered. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
They call it rite mirabile, a "miraculous web" -- the secret to thermal regulation in many animals. Evolution News & Views
Now there's a revolutionary scientific point of view! Granville Sewell
Yesterday, the New York Times Magazine had a front-page story touting the suicide of a woman with Alzheimer's. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
DID is the only comprehensive curriculum that presents both the biological and cosmological evidence in support of the theory of intelligent design, at a layperson's level. Evolution News & Views
Check this out from Yale University, likening evolution to a "house of cards." Yes, you read that right. Evolution News & Views
The punishment, alas, will not nearly fit the crime. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
Listen: Humans Display Many Behavioral and Cognitive Abilities that Offer No Apparent Survival Advantage
Casey Luskin concludes his series discussing the top ten problems with biological and chemical evolution. Evolution News & Views
I've noticed in our science coverage here lately has been an appeal to evolution advocates to exercise a little of that overlooked virtue. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
In dealing with the laws of nature, our body is constantly losing water, mainly through respiration, perspiration, and the formation of urine. Howard Glicksman
Here I conclude the series I began to address the white space in evolutionary thinking. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
Listen: Neo-Darwinism Has a Long History of Inaccurate Predictions About Vestigial Organs and "Junk DNA"
This series is based upon Casey Luskin's chapter in the volume More than Myth, edited by Paul Brown and Robert Stackpole (Chartwell Press, 2014). Evolution News & Views
Last week, I hit the road for Ankara, Turkey, to participate in the 3rd International Congress on Evolution Under Scrutiny. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
The emphasis on humanity over machines reminds me of what draws together all that we do at Discovery Institute's Center for Science & Culture. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
Any media story about Dutch euthanasia is generally accompanied by the blithe and false assurance of medicalized killing being governed by "strict guidelines." 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.
Behind this student movement is a more general intellectual movement that will bear fruit in the coming century. It is a bit thin on the ground for now, but so was the Christian faith in the first century. Materialism as a philosophy is superficially powerful but moribund, as we saw when the Soviet Union collapsed without a struggle a decade ago. Methodological naturalism is a branch on the materialist tree that will lose its power to intimidate when the tree is known to be hanging in midair.