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Biological Information, a Mile and a Half Beneath the Ocean Floor

Scientists sent a drill to the lowest depths under the sea ever reached, and found a surprise: living organisms. Evolution News & Views
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Understanding Memories: Lovely Metaphors Belong in Songs, Not Science

I'm reminded of a phrase from one of my favorite songwriters, Paul Simon, in "The Boxer": "I've squandered my resistance for a pocket full of mumbles." Michael Egnor
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In Bioethics, Infanticide Is Now "Debatable"

The late Richard John Neuhaus famously wrote this of bioethicists. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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My Top Five Science and Faith Christmas Gifts for 2015

Here are five resources on science and faith you might want to include in your gift-giving this month. John G. West http://www.discovery.org/p/18
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Newly Discovered Convergent Genetic Evolution Between Bird and Human Vocalization Poses a Severe Challenge to Common Ancestry

Everyone is familiar with the striking ability of certain birds (such as parrots) to vocalize speech, much as humans do. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Thinking Differently About Biology

Sentences that convey different ideas may have similar structures, but when we write a sentence we start with the idea, not the sentence structure. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Your Computer Doesn't Like You

Intelligence, as denoted in "artificial intelligence," corresponds roughly to what Aristotle meant by intellect and will. Michael Egnor
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New Study Reveals DNA Organization in the Nucleus; Plus Highly Recommended Video

We knew the nucleus had to be organized into compartments with particular chromosomes taking up particular regions. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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Massive Genetic Study Confirms Birds Arose in "Big Bang"-Type of "Explosion"

It's long been known that the Cambrian explosion isn't the only explosion of organisms in the fossil record. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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See It: Today at 5 PM Pacific, Stephen Meyer Meets the Platonic Ideal of an Interviewer

That would be Eric Metaxas, who combines illumination with much amusement. Evolution News & Views
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"Unintelligent Design," You Say? An Automotive Parable

The past five months, I've been trying to change the head gasket on a 2001 Chrysler PT. Rob Sheldon
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Your Computer Can't Remember a Darned Thing

For materialists, the metaphor of memory for computer storage of electronic representations has become metaphysics. Michael Egnor
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Antiscience bill dies in Ohio

Ohio's House Bill 597 — which if enacted would require students in the state's public schools to "review, in an objective manner, the scientific strengths and weaknesses of existing scientific theories in the [state science] standards" — died in the legislature, according to the Cleveland Plain Dealer (December 15, 2014).

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Wyoming to unblock NGSS?

A bill to allow the Wyoming state board of education to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards will be introduced in the legislature, according to the Billings Gazette (December 15, 2014).

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No tax incentives for ark park

"Kentucky's Tourism Arts & Heritage Cabinet Secretary Bob Stewart informed representatives of the proposed Ark Encounter tourist attraction today that their project will not be eligible for up to $18 million in tax incentives from the state, due to their refusal to pledge not to discriminate in hiring based on religion," Insider Louisville (December 10, 2014) reports.

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Kudos for Climate Smart & Energy Wise

NCSE's Mark McCaffrey's Climate Smart & Energy Wise: Advancing Science Literacy, Knowledge, and Know-How (Corwin Press, 2014) received a positive review from the National Science Teachers Association's NSTA Recommends.

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Opinion on evolution in Latin America

"Overall, Latin Americans embrace the idea that humans and other living things have evolved over time." That was the upshot of a Pew Research Center survey on "Religion in Latin America" (PDF) which included a question about evolution: "Thinking about evolution, which comes closer to your view? Human beings and other living things have evolved over time, or humans at other living things have existed in their present form since the beginning of time."

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Net Neutrality and the Contrarian Backlash

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Fri, 2014-11-14 07:20
Earlier this week, President Barack Obama gave a speech laying out strong support for “net neutrality”. Obama called on the FCC to change classification of broadband internet providers to “common carrier” class, meaning that they would be prohibited from privileging — or blocking — particular sorts of traffic passing through their systems. The backlash was […]
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Python: Pandas 0.15.0 is available

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2014-10-22 19:55
Last week, Wes McKinney gave a presentation on new features in a forthcoming release of Pandas, version 0.15.0. The big news is the inclusion of a new data type for columns in Series and DataFrame, the Categorical type. This permits the use of nominal data in analyses with Pandas now, which is a huge change, […]
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New York: Strata Conference, Day 1

W.R. Elsberry's The Austringer - Wed, 2014-10-15 23:12
I’m attending the O’Reilly Strata Conference (the well-respected techical books publisher, not the blowhard TV personality). This is the east coast edition, at the Javits Convention Center in New York City. Today was tutorials day. Out of about a dozen tracks, I picked the PyData track. This was a rewarding choice. The developers of varioius […]
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