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Best ID Takedown of 2014 - Perhaps Ken Miller's Demolition of "Edge of Evolution"?

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-01-03 14:02
Michael Behe is very thrilled that a PNAS paper published this year “confirms a key inference I made in 2007 in The Edge of Evolution.” The Discovery Institute is also thrilled, enough so to reprint Behe’s July 14, 2014 op-ed on ENV as this year’s #4 in the top-story countdown. Says Behe, regarding what he describes as “the need for multiple, specific changes in a particular malarial protein (called PfCRT) for the development of resistance... Dave Thomas http://www.nmsr.org
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Proterozoic schists

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-01-03 14:02
Photograph by Jim Kocher. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Painted Wall – Black Canyon of the Gunnison River, Montrose, Colorado, May, 1999; Kodachrome 64. Proterozoic schists intruded by pegmatite dikes (~1.25 Ga). Vertical relief is ~2,200 ft.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Welcome to the Top Ten Scientific Problems with Biological and Chemical Evolution

"There are no weaknesses in the theory of evolution." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Happy New Year! Our #1 Evolution Story of 2014: New Paper from Biologic Institute, "Shared Evolutionary History or Shared Design?"

The paper is the closing chapter of our long-term study of bacterial enzymes to determine if they can be coopted to new functions. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Ring in the New Year with a Fabulous Video on Fine-Tuning from William Lane Craig

The wisdom of the ancients is being confirmed, not refuted, by the discoveries of modern science. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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#2 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: Now with More Doubt! Meyer's Landmark Is Back in a New Edition, Replying to the Critics

It's a mantra among defenders of orthodox Darwinian theory: There is no debate about evolution. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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A Rare Media Defense of Human Exceptionalism

I believe the unremitting assault on unique human value -- animal rights, nature rights, transhumanism, bioethics -- aims to break the spine of Judeo-Christian moral philosophy. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Faced with Uncooperative Data, Evolutionary Icthyologists Reverse the Predictions of Common Descent

Neil Shubin and his team are at it again, suggesting that Tiktaalik was a fish with a "wrist." Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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#3 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: Cosmos Finale Takes One Last Shot at the Privileged Planet Thesis

It was a fitting end, in keeping with what we've seen already in the series. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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In Bacteria, an Astonishing Array of Chemical Factories

Though among the simplest of organisms, Bacteria synthesize hundreds of different organic compounds. The genes for these chemical factories defy evolutionary ancestry. Evolution News & Views
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#4 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: A Key Inference of The Edge of Evolution Has Now Been Experimentally Confirmed

Darwinian theory proposes that the astoundingly intricate machinery of the cell developed step by tiny step, by natural selection acting on random mutation. Michael Behe
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Appeal in COPE v. Kansas

The dismissal of a creationist lawsuit seeking to prevent Kansas from adopting the Next Generation Science Standards on the grounds that doing so would "establish and endorse a non-theistic religious worldview" is now under appeal. The Associated Press (December 31, 2014) reports that the plaintiffs in COPE et al. v. Kansas State Board of Education et al. filed a notice of appeal with the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on December 30, 2014. 

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Climate compromised in West Virginia

"At the request of a West Virginia Board of Education member who said he doesn't believe human-influenced climate change is a 'foregone conclusion,' new state science standards on the topic were altered before the state school board adopted them," reported the Charleston Gazette (December 28, 2014), in a detailed story.

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Bill to unblock NGSS introduced in Wyoming

Wyoming's House Bill 23 (PDF), introduced on December 23, 2014, would, if enacted, repeal the footnote in the law establishing the state budget for 2014-2016 that precludes the use of state funds "for any review or adoption" of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Color vision may be 300 Ma old

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:48
According to a blurb in Science yesterday, researchers have discovered a fossilized fish whose eyes show traces of pigment and also fossilized rods and cones. The existence of the cones suggests that color vision developed at least 300 Ma ago. You may read the full article, which appears in Nature Communications, by following the link from the Science article; you can read it only on screen – a pdf will cost you $32. _____ P.S.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Nature to make many articles widely available

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-12-29 01:48
I would not exactly call it a Christmas present, but today I happened to learn of a press release circulated by the Nature Publishing Group on December 2 of this year. The press release was not exactly a model of clarity, but if I understand it correctly, subscribers to any of a number of the publishing group’s journals can legitimately make articles available to individual colleagues who are not subscribers. In addition, readers of “100... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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#5 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: Whale Hips, Another Icon of Darwinian Evolution, Takes a Hit

In the case presented by advocates of Darwinian evolution, vestigial organs are a star in the firmament, frequently and gloatingly pointed to. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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#6 of Our Top Ten Evolution Stories of 2014: Phys.org Says the Argument for Suboptimal Design of the Eye "Is Folly"

A Darwinian paradigm assumes that biological systems are cobbled together haphazardly by natural selection over eons of unguided descent with modification. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Universe, Planet, Proteins...It's Fine-Tuning All the Way Down

Don't miss a nifty Wall Street Journal piece today, that's important too, by our friend Eric Metaxas. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Branding Popular Arts and Culture for Darwin

The most ambitious venture so far may be New York Times columnist David Brooks's novel The Social Animal, about an evolutionarily happy couple. Denyse O'Leary
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