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Problem 9: Neo-Darwinism Struggles to Explain the Biogeographical Distribution of Many Species

One of the most severe biogeographical puzzles for Darwinian theory is the origin of South American monkeys, called "platyrrhines." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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A Firewall Between Science and Culture? Questions and Answers with John West, Author of Darwin Day in America

"Darwin Day provides a metaphor for how our public policy and culture have been influenced by Darwinian biology and similar kinds of reductionist science." Evolution News & Views
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Is Jahi McMath Brain Dead?

Brain death is an easy diagnosis to make (I've made it hundreds of times). Michael Egnor
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Squid Recodes Its Own DNA

Researchers at Tel Aviv University were not planning on shaking a pillar of Darwinism when they found something interesting. Evolution News & Views
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Chinese pandas have canine distemper

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-14 01:34
Four pandas in a captive breeding population have died of canine distemper, one is “stable,” and four are “sick,” according to an article in today’s Science magazine. The pandas have been quarantined, and close contact with tourists, who may carry the disease, has been eliminated. The authorities have also repaired fences to keep dogs out. There is, fortunately, no indication that the disease has spread to a wild breeding population, which is apparently on the... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Chelepteryx collesi

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-14 01:34
Photograph by Jim Foley. Chelepteryx collesi – white-stemmed gum moth, Canberra, Australia. Mr. Foley writes, “The caterpillar is about 12 cm long! Yet another member of the Australian fauna you don’t want to mess with. … We seem to have more venomous stuff than most places: lots of snakes, stonefish, spiders, jellyfish, blue-ringed octopus, etc., not to mention the crocodiles and sharks.”... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Lying, fake supplements, and the placebo effect

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-14 01:34
A somewhat outraged (but entirely justified) article by Timothy Egan in the Times reminded me of an interview I heard the other day on Fresh Air. First, the Egan article: Mr. Egan is properly outraged at the New York Attorney General’s finding that dietary “supplements” sold by major retailers often contain none of the “active ingredient.” Sorry, the scare quotes are mine, not Mr. Egan’s, but I think they are entirely apt. Indeed, the fact... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Tenth annual Evolution Weekend; Darwin's birthday

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-02-14 01:34
The tenth annual Evolution Weekend, February 13-15, is almost upon us. To check out what’s going on in your neighborhood, click here. This year’s theme is Science and Religion in Dialogue: Past, Present, and Future. The Evolution Weekend website notes, Evolution Weekend is an opportunity for serious discussion and reflection on the relationship between religion and science. An ongoing goal has been to elevate the quality of the discussion on this critical topic, and to... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Share the Trailer: Scientism in the Age of Obama

Political scientist John G. West explores the misuse of science in American culture during the Obama years. Evolution News & Views
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The Netherlander Euthanasia Contagion

How and why the euthanasia monster broke its fetters to turn the Netherlands into ground zero for the culture of death. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Problem 8: Differences Between Vertebrate Embryos Contradict the Predictions of Common Ancestry

Biology textbooks typically portray the embryos of different groups of vertebrates as starting off development in a highly similar fashion, reflecting common ancestry. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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For National Center for Science Education, Why Is It So Hard Just to State the Facts?

Earlier this week, my colleague Casey Luskin reported on the academic freedom bill being considered by the South Dakota legislature. Donald McLaughlin http://www.discovery.org/p/611
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The Lincoln-Darwin Myth Revisited

Did Abe Lincoln really read and admire Darwin's On the Origin of Species? In a word, no. John G. West http://www.discovery.org/p/18
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National Catholic Register: "The Notion of Intelligent Design Is the Logical Complement of Scientific Research"

Darwin Day 2015 is a good day to be Catholic -- or I imagine it must be for our Catholic colleagues and readers. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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On Evolution, Vatican Newspaper Gets It Mostly Right

I think Father Polvani has been reading Steve Meyer's books. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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"Hallelujah! Evolution!": Exposing the Myth that Darwinism Is All About the Science

For Darwin Day, John West writes over at The Stream about a common misunderstanding. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Censor of the Year: Neil deGrasse Tyson Broadcast His Photoshopped Narrative of Science to Millions

What other television series can you think of that opened with an endorsement by the President of the United States? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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From Sticky Barnacles to Battery-Powered Dogs, Biomimetics Offers More Powerful Testimony to Intelligent Design

My little daughter is dejected because the sole on her favorite pair of boots keeps falling off. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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John West on Atheist Philosopher Thomas Nagel's "Simple but Profound Objection to Darwinism"

Tomorrow is Darwin Day, which we celebrate here as Academic Freedom Day. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Three More Living Languages Have Been Deciphered

Multiple layers of language, contained in embedded instructions and transmitted over distances, are found in life. Evolution News & Views
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