"Superintelligence" and the supposed "dangers" it poses to humanity are about where the global-warming scare was circa 2005.
Erik J. Larson
A gorgeous new documentary investigates the special properties of carbon, water, and oxygen that make human life and the life of other organisms possible.
Evolution News & Views
Cosmologists Hiranya Peiris and Matt Johnson seek evidence in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) for past collisions of bubble universes with our own.
NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.
"Climate scientists can breathe a bit easier," the National Journal (November 13, 2014) reports. "Pearson Education — the largest educational publisher in the world — has cut material from a proposed Texas social-studies textbook that cast doubt on the human causes of global warming."
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 […]
The pressure on the Texas board of education to require the correction of errors in the coverage of climate change in social studies textbooks presently under consideration continues.
The Public Petitions Committee of the Scottish Parliament heard testimony supporting the proposed ban on teaching creationism as scientifically credible in Scotland's public schools on November 11, 2014, according to the Press Association (November 11, 2014). The committee agreed to write to the Scottish government, the Educational Institute of Scotland, the Scottish Secondary Teachers' Association and the Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland to receive their views on the matter.
Imagine you need a new heart. A doctor takes some skin cells and then transforms them into pluripotent stem cells. The cells are injected into a pig embryo.
Wesley J. Smith
Last year, I happened to be traveling in the United Kingdom with my family on Remembrance Day (November 11).
John G. West
Two cases of DNA transcription read the "wrong way" to produce "antisense" RNAs prove to be vital to the function of biological systems.
Evolution News & Views
A crucial member of our team, Wesley explains the human costs that go along with the reign of materialism and Darwinism in education and intellectual life.
Since there are so many planets in the galaxy and universe, it's natural to assume that there must be other intelligent life forms out there.
Beware movements that engineer words to further their agenda.
Wesley J. Smith
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, […]
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 […]
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin interviews Dr. Ann Gauger, co-author of Science & Human Origins and senior research scientist at the Biologic Institute. In recent years, human origins has become an especially hot...
Listen Now. On this episode of ID the Future, the CSC's Rob Crowther speaks with Casey Luskin, co-author of the new book Science & Human Origins. There are frequent and spurious claims made in the media that the genetic...
Click here to listen. On this episode of ID the Future, hear Casey Luskin's interview with Issues, Etc., in which he responds to false claims that intelligent design theory is based on religious belief. Casey discusses how many Darwin...
Click here to listen. On this episode of ID the Future, Casey Luskin addresses the question: Is intelligent design science? While the precise definition of "science" has long been debated, most would agree that there are certain qualities that...