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The Historical Significance of Jack Kevorkian

If tomorrow's history books lionize him as a visionary leader of freedom, the culture of the West will be as dead as Kevorkian's 130 "patients." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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"We're All Just Apes Here"

Why is it, one might ask, that genetic reductionism lives on, despite its odiousness? Michael Egnor
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An Evolutionary Challenge: Explaining Away Compassion, Philanthropy, and Self-Sacrifice

British geneticist J. B. S. Haldane said, we are told, that he would risk his life for two brothers or eight cousins. Denyse O'Leary
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Protein Quality Control Surprise: An Enzyme Can Operate a Stalled Ribosome

"Nature is capable of more than we realize," a biochemist says. Evolution News & Views
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A Plea for Conceptual Hygiene in Neuroscience

We can make no real progress in understanding the mind while we hold to concepts that are nonsense. Michael Egnor
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Programmed Cell Death Is Vital to Life, but Where'd It Come From?

Cells die for many reasons -- they die to give shape to our fingers and toes, they die to produce our nervous system, and more. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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A Christmas Gift that Keeps Giving: Lawrence Krauss on Eric Metaxas on Science, on God

That Christmas Day article by Eric Metaxas in the Wall Street Journal continues to stir discussion and denunciation. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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David Berlinski's Daughter, Claire, Reports on Being Present Moments After Today's Paris Terror Attack

As Claire notes, she was late for an appointment -- which, had she been on time, would have put her right at the scene of the attack as it was happening. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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On the Origin of Life, Salon Says "Creationists" Are Running Scared Due to "Brilliant New Science"

Headline writers for Salon have a fondness for attributing extreme states of mind to Darwin skeptics. Evolution News & Views
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More Complexity by Subtraction: The Case of the Gecko

Subtract an innovation and evolution takes off running. Just ask the non-adhesive geckos. Evolution News & Views
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Postscript on the Barnes & Noble Mis-shelving Mystery

This could be the definitive proof that Karl Marx was wrong that capital shapes consciousness. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Darwin Day approaches

It's time to dust off your Darwin costume again: less than a month remains before Darwin Day 2015!

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A glimpse of Lost Antarctica

NCSE is pleased to offer a free preview (PDF) of James McClintock's Lost Antarctica: Adventures in a Disappearing Land (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).

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Outrage in West Virginia

"Groups that support teaching students about the evidence showing that humans are contributing to a global rise in temperatures are speaking out against West Virginia's changes to the state's new K-12 science education standards," reports the Charleston Gazette (January 4, 2015). 

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Would the Supreme Court defend public education from the religious right?

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-01-03 14:02
Anyone who relies on the Supreme Court to guarantee that creationism will not be taught in public school or that the Ark Park’s threatened lawsuit will necessarily fail might want to read an article by Erwin Chemerinsky in the January 1 issue of The Washington Spectator. In that article, which I take to be a longish abstract of his book, Chemerinsky argues that the Court has generally not lived up to its “lofty expectations” and... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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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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