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Michael Peroutka elected to county council

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-11-09 00:23
Or, as Right-Wing Watch puts it, Neo-Confederate Republican Michael Peroutka Wins Maryland Election. Mr. Peroutka operates the family foundation that donated the allosaurus fossil to the Creation “Museum,” as we reported here. I will not synopsize the Right-Wing Watch article, but I think that you will find that being a neo-Confederate is the least of Mr. Peroutka’s problems; if he is not completely crackers, he is giving a convincing imitation.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Andreas Wagner: Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution's Greatest Puzzle

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-11-09 00:23
I started this post thinking I’d write a review of Andreas Wagner’s recent book “Arrival of the Fittest: Solving Evolution’s Greatest Puzzle” (links below), an engrossing book about how biological innovation arises from the structure of metabolic, genotype, and protein networks, and how robustness–the stability of phenotypes in the face of underlying genetic variability–is critical in evolutionary innovations. But there are several excellent reviews already out there, so another would be redundant. I’ll mention only... Richard B. Hoppe
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Delicious sex chromosomes

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-11-09 00:23
Plants have sex? Yes, they totally do. A brief overview:  Plants have female reproductive organs (carpels) and male reproductive organs (stamens), but several different ways of determining sex. There are two main groups of seed-producing plants. Gymnosperms are plants without covered seeds, and include those that produce cones. Gymnosperms and are split with about 75% exhibiting monoecy (having male and female sex organs on the same plant), and 25% exhibiting dioecy (having separate male plants and... M. Wilson Sayres http://mathbionerd.blogspot.com
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Phelsuma laticauda

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-11-09 00:23
Photograph by Tony Gamble. Photography contest, Honorable Mention. Phelsuma laticauda – gold dust day gecko.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Let Us Bow Our Heads and Pray: Sunday Is Carl Sagan Day

Well, maybe not pray, but certainly adopt a suitably worshipful attitude while venerating an icon of materialism. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Putting Richard Dawkins in His Place, Harvard's E.O. Wilson Calls Him a "Journalist"

Contrary to what many in our culture think, being a biologist is not the secular equivalent of religious ordination. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Illustra Media Takes Paul Nelson on a "Dolphin Safari"

Living Waters will explore remarkable evidence for intelligent design revealed in the lives of aquatic animals including dolphins and humpback whales. Evolution News & Views
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Until Science Kills Death -- Suicide!

Good grief. Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen has written a ridiculous column about Brittany Maynard. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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A Trope in the Evolution Debate: The Oh, So Sad Plight of the Poor Creationist Child

Bill Nye's new book is out this week, Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Interstellar: Is the Earth Rare, or Common?

We live in an exciting age when we can begin to answer one of the most profound questions of the ages. Daniel Bakken
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Among Theistic Evolutionists, Still No Consensus on What's Wrong with Stephen Meyer's Argument

The notion that mutation and selection really aren't blind and undirected is a faith-statement for which they can provide no supporting evidence. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Post-Election Special: The Evolutionary Psychologist Knows Why You Vote -- and Shop, and Tip at Restaurants

The most popular naturalist account today is that a non-human past accounts for our minds, attitudes, values, beliefs, and behavior. Denyse O'Leary
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Princeton Theoretical Physicist Paul Steinhardt on the "Multiverse"

"The multiverse idea is baroque, unnatural, untestable and, in the end, dangerous to science and society." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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"Quote Mining" Defined, and the Lena Dunham Business

A National Review editorial published today begins as follows. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Low Oxygen Suffocates Darwinian Explanations for the Cambrian Explosion

Well over a year since Darwin's Doubt was published, Darwinists still can't seem to find any better explanation for the Cambrian explosion than oxygen levels. Evolution News & Views
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Brittany Maynard, RIP: We Are Stepping Into an Abyss

The handicapped and the melancholy are next. Michael Egnor
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Dartmouth Physicist: When Science Shades Over Into Faith

Progress depends on the young, biologists whose names you’ve not yet heard whispered. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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"Political" Animals: Just More Rights Nonsense

Words lose their meaning. Definitions are blurred. Nothing can really be discussed. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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The Varieties of "Atheism"; plus on Kindle Now, Here's Our New Book The Unofficial Guide to Cosmos

A lower-case version of the description might be someone like columnist George Will, who identifies as an "amiable, low-voltage atheist." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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"Texas textbooks need to get the facts straight"

Writing in the Austin American-Statesman (November 6, 2014), Camille Parmesan and Alan I. Leshner called on the Texas state board of education to insist on the correction of scientifically inaccurate material about climate change in social studies textbooks currently under consideration for state adoption. "Texas educators should reject the new textbooks unless they are edited to address the serious concerns outlined by the National Center for Science Education," they argued.

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