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"Not By Chance": Drone Engineers Try the Starling Trick

What happens when engineers try autonomous formation flight? Lots of collisions. Evolution News & Views
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Gordon's Diary

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 17:49
Post by steve_h
Dear Diary,

just spent another hectic day monitoring the viral Dr Torley  thread. I just can't believe it, every time I check it's gone up by at least one. Bydand!
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 16:52
Post by Glen Davidson
Headline at UD:

Quote Researchers: Dishonesty can mean greater creativity

Funny, the IDiots seem to be about as uncreative as anyone can be.

No tradeoffs, there, they just go for the worst possible fate, uncreative dishonesty.*

Glen Davidson

*Not saying that they're consciously lying, but at UD we've mostly got people who are deeply dishonest with evidence and with themselves.
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Wildlife

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 15:15
Post by DaveH
An old photo, but always worth showing for the sake of the comedy potential of the name...

Great tits


Just posted to draw attention to the amazing bit of research about these guys' evolutionary arms race with the pied flycatcher. Carl Zimmer has a summary here . Information Parasites? Who knew? (Except for IDC-ists, obviously....)
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 14:57
Post by k.e..
Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 09 2014,06:31) Quote (Woodbine @ Mar. 08 2014,21:25) Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 08 2014,01:26)I just gave a couple more examples of how I influence science, on a daily basis, by being where the science action is at.
Burger King?
See. With all the clown makeup, you can't even tell who or what they really are.
No one but you Gary would put clowns, burgers and science in the same sentance. If only it was funny. Sad  lonely clown GiGo asks scientists if they want fries  with his offal burnt offering & mistakes cream pie throwers for his friends.
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A Separate Thread for Gary Gaulin

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 13:03
Post by NoName
Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 08 2014,22:31) Quote (Woodbine @ Mar. 08 2014,21:25) Quote (GaryGaulin @ Mar. 08 2014,01:26)I just gave a couple more examples of how I influence science, on a daily basis, by being where the science action is at.
Burger King?
See. With all the clown makeup, you can't even tell who or what they really are.
Well, that's what happens when you smear makeup all over your eyes and start bragging about the improvement of your vision.
Oh, you weren't being self-referential?
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 12:16
Post by Soapy Sam
KF! Fresh KF! Get yer KF 'ere!
    Quote F/N, FYI — FTR: Any serious commenter intending to be fair would have checked out that NM falsely accused me of deceit in an earlier thread several weeks ago [at roughly Christmas time], as in: “Gish Gallop” . . . as Rational Wiki defines, a very serious accusation of public deceit (and as a rule a patently false accusation, starting with the late Mr Gish himself, who could not have won the vast majority of 3 – 400 debates if he had been doing what he was caricatured as doing by hard core evolutionary materialist ideologues in order to dismiss what he was saying and showing by smearing the messenger, i.e. accuse without good warrant of wholesale “quote mining,” which is itself an informal — and in our experience here at UD, usually false — accusation of deceitful out of context quotation . . . note the in extenso cites I had to give to correct that insinuation and later accusation, regarding especially Gould’s career-long position as a world class expert on what the fossil record actually substantiates and contains).

Pause for breath. That's Sentence 1 over. Aaaaand ...

  Quote That is the context in which I informed him that absent amends for that, he was not welcome and would be removed as a slanderous heckler, cf. 299 above where I pointed this out to F, and 39 on here, where I summarised what happened to JG . . . with links to the scene of the crime. NM chose to double down, and I took disciplinary action for cause. F’s cleverly misleading half-truth on in the same thread, speaks volumes, sadly revealing volumes. Onlookers, THIS is the COMMON level of behaviour by too many objectors to design thought, and if these unscrupulous hecklers are allowed free reign in UD’s threads, there would be a fever swamp race to the gutter. I do this for the record, not to feed the troll who will predictably continue twisting the matter into pretzels. KF
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 08:48
Post by Quack
Quote (OgreMkV @ Mar. 08 2014,19:44)     Quote (olegt @ Mar. 08 2014,08:53)Kairosfocus has a unique ability to complexify simple things. Here is [URL=http://www.uncommondescent.com/intelligent-design/a-world-famous-chemist-tells-the-truth-theres-no-scientist-alive-today-who-understands-mac



roevolution/#comment-492278]a little GEM[/URL]:
      Quote F/N: The best way to understand a coin is as a physical approximation to a two-sided die. KF
Actually, he's wrong about that too.

A coin is a THREE sided system with an uneven distribution when flipped. But most people don't get it.
Fixed link: a little GEM (I like to fix things.)
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Wildlife

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 08:15
Post by timothya

See the forest in the trees - patterns from Sydney's botanic gardens
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Wildlife

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 05:07
Post by timothya

Juvenile New Holland Honeyeater (Phylidonyris novaehollandiae) Tumut, New South Wales
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:44
Post by CeilingCat
Soapy Sam:   Quote I prefer to think of a die as something you get when you glue 6 coins together and fill in the gaps with corners. 
I prefer to think of "die" as something you get when you go whoring after Jesus and neglect the local Volcano God.
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Uncommonly Dense Thread 5

AE Public Forum - Sun, 2014-03-09 04:37
Post by CeilingCat
Quote (DiEb @ Mar. 08 2014,16:11)I put an comment into their moderation queue:
          Quote           Quote ‘PPS: The surge, of course, also documents that Sci News has credibly had significant impact.’
Call me skeptic: there are other articles  here at Uncommon Descent which have been linked to by "Scientific News", like New Age medic Deepak Chopra responds to Darwin’s man Jerry Coyne in The New Republic. Warning: Messy and To recognize design is to recognize products of a like-minded process, identifying the real probability in question, Part I. They didn't go viral - at least they didn't make the list of most popular articles.

On the other hand, reddit is well known to be able to generate quite an impact.
From the "New Age medic..." thread above:       Quote Actually, if you look into it, you will soon discover that people like Coyne and his wikitroll buddies simply insist, beyond the reach of evidence, that telepathy is false. Not so, it exists as a low level effect greater than chance but not nearly enough to justify the claims of typical psychics (seeThe Spiritual Brain). So now Dense is defending telepathy - at a suitably low level so it can't be detected without Jesus.
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Facebook: n > 40,000

A milestone: there are now over 40,000 fans of NCSE's Facebook page. Why not join them, by visiting the page and becoming a fan by clicking on the "Like" box by NCSE's name?

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The War on Humans, pt. 4

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-03-07 03:01
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future Joshua Youngkin concludes his discussion on the new book & documentary film The War on Humans with the book's author, Wesley J. Smith. In the fourth and final segment of...
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Dr. Michael Egnor: Judeo-Christianity and the Rise of Modern Science

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-03-07 03:01
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, hear the final segment of Casey Luskin's conversation with Dr. Michael Egnor. Dr. Egnor discusses how the Judeo-Christian society supported the rise of modern science in the 16th and 17th...
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The War on Humans, pt. 3

ID the Future - Fri, 2014-03-07 03:01
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, hear from bioethicist Wesley J. Smith as he continues his conversation on his new book The War on Humans, also adapted as a documentary film. In this third podcast of...
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Discovery Institute Scholars Predict that, as a Vehicle for Materialism, the New Cosmos Will Be as Screechy as Sagan's Original

For atheists, Darwinists and materialists, the popular 1980 documentary series with Carl Sagan has canonical status. Evolution News & Views
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Video: How the European Robin "Uses Quantum Mechanics to Find Its Way to Spain"

University of Surrey theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili calls it, understandably, "nothing short of miraculous." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Scary Thought: What if Folks in the New Atheist Crowd Held Political Office?

New Atheists like Dawkins and Coyne may just be trying, clumsily, to assume a provocative stance. That's the charitable interpretation, and perhaps it's true. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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This Is Vile Even for Jerry Coyne

Sometimes the totalitarianism inherent in atheism doesn't even run deep: it sits right on the surface. Michael Egnor
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