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Dr. Ann Gauger: Biology Still Surprises Us

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-08-22 13:43
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Andrew McDiarmid talks with biologist Ann Gauger about the ability of biology to continually surprise us--even when we think the science is settled. Dr. Gauger discusses some scientific "facts" that...
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Researchers Ran a Massive Yearlong Experiment to Get Bacteria to Evolve. Guess What Happened?

You have to feel sorry for a team of five from UC Irvine who did their best to produce clear evidence for the favored story. Evolution News & Views
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Biological Information: How Do You Explain the Origin of Something That's So Tough Even to Define?

"Information is information. Neither matter nor energy." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Watson, Dawkins: What Is It with Scientists Who Become Crusading Atheists and Raging Bigots?

Following in the eugenicist footsteps of James Watson, Richard Dawkins says women have an ethical duty to abort Down babies. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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When Robots Swarm, It's Intelligent Design, Not Self-Organization. So Then What About Animals?

A thousand robots can march into pre-programmed shapes, all by themselves. Or is there a guiding hand somewhere? Evolution News & Views
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Guide of the Perplexed: A Quick Reprise of The Edge of Evolution

University of Toronto biochemistry professor Laurence Moran has expressed uncertainty concerning the basic argument of my book. Michael Behe
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More on Professor Death: Peter Singer and the Danger of the Humanities

I have little regard for the so-called thinking of Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Reflecting on Social Darwinism at the Hundredth Anniversary of World War I

Before and after the war, some American and British intellectuals expressed concern that Darwinism was a key motivation behind German militarism. Richard Weikart
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Update on Ohio's antiscience bill

A sponsor of Ohio's House Bill 597, which if enacted would require the state's science standards to "prohibit political or religious interpretation of scientific facts in favor of another," confirmed that local school districts would be allowed to teach creationism along with evolution and global warming denial alongside climate science.

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In Tracing the Role of Social Darwinism in Instigating World War I, Don't Forget the Role of Hegel

From our colleague Nancy Pearcey, a reminder of the porousness to each other of science, culture (including philosophy), and earth-shaking events (including world wars). David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Lonicera X bella

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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
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Dallas "researchers" out to scientifically prove biblical version of creation

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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
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Dam burst in British Columbia threatens spawning salmon

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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
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Programmer Position Available

Panda's Thumb - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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/
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Dr. Jonathan Wells: How Much of the Human Genome is Functional?

ID the Future - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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,"...
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What Does Evolution Have to Do With Immunology? Not Much

ID the Future - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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...
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David Snoke: Systems Biology and Intelligent Design, pt. 2

ID the Future - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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...
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David Snoke: Systems Biology and Intelligent Design, pt. 1

ID the Future - Wed, 2014-08-20 00:12
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...
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Where It All Leads: Professor Death Supports Doctor Death

It is time to start calling Peter Singer "Professor Death." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Video: Still in Search of the Missing Cambrian Ancestors

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
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