It's not easy to persuade a leading Darwinian scientist to let you question him, deeply and in real time.
Whales, salmon, and eagles, glaciers and good friends aboard the Westerdam.
The ethos of Palo Alto is understandable, as hundreds of millions in venture capital flow into start-ups, making millionaires of kids barely out of school.
Erik J. Larson
The evolution of consciousness, among other things, is presently inexplicable.
Jack Friedman, a past president of NCSE's board of directors, died on July 31, 2014, at the age of 88, according to Newsday (August 2, 2014).
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews University of British Columbia at Vancouver philosophy faculty member Richard Johns on his paper in the journal Synthese titled "Self-organisation in dynamical systems: a limiting result." In...
There are three general problems with claims of feathered dinosaur fossils.
Jean-Baptiste Pierre Antoine de Monet was born on 1 August 1744 in Bazentin-le-Petit, Picardy, France. He was from a family of impoverished nobility, so he came to have the title Chevalier de Lamarck. He died at the age of 85 on 18 December 1829. He was probably the greatest invertebrate biologist, clarifying the classification of invertebrates greatly. For that matter he is the one who coined the terms “invertebrate” and “biology”. He also was the...
Some 150 members of the Discovery Society, including speakers and staff, are finding that there is more to the island expanses of Southeast Alaska than can be covered in a week.
Why should anyone feel "existential dread" in the first place, if not for the fact that we long for something greater and beyond our mortal lives?
The efficiency of hummingbird wings beats our most advanced microhelicopters.
Evolution News & Views
A British philosopher seeks to deliver animals from the endless torment of "blind Darwinian processes."
Wesley J. Smith
These sleek creatures got together in a fantastic and beautiful flash mob off the coast of Baja California. Why? To have a blast.
Darwinian evolutionists are scrambling to explain why prime genetic molecules do not reflect common ancestry.
Evolution News & Views
The Kentucky Tourism Development Finance Authority, in a unanimous vote, gave preliminary approval to $18 million in tax incentives for the Ark Park. In what you might call an unusual piece of reverse evolution, Lawrence O’Donnell last night made a monkey of Ken Ham, Biblical literalists, and the Tourism Authority. The “tape” is 8 min long and worth every moment. Unfortunately, it will not be the last word on the Ark Park....
Photograph by Dan Moore. Photography contest, Second Place. Phalacrocorax harrisi – flightless Galápagos cormorant. Mr. Moore writes, “Having made its way to a small set of islands we now call the Galápagos and given sufficient food and no predators, the cormorant had no need to fly, so over the years lost its full-feathered wings. Its bright-orange companion is Grapsus grapsus – the Sally Lightfoot crab.”...
What we got from NCSE: We’re gearing up for this month’s webinar, which will cover how to use online petitions as an organizing tactic, and how to make the most of them. We’ll demo some of the software people use, talk about how to write a great petition, and talk about how to use the resulting list of supporters to grow your groups and fight science denial. We’ll talk a bit about building and maintaining...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Stephen Meyer continues to discuss the new epilogue in Darwin's Doubt that addresses criticisms of the book. Meyer addresses paleontologist Charles Marshall's critical review of Darwin's Doubt, and explains why...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin reports on a 2009 peer-reviewed paper arguing for the irreducible complexity of two systems vital to bird flight -- feathers and the avian respiratory system. The author, Leeds...