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Protracted Unrest Between ENCODE Researchers and Junk-DNA Advocates Goes On

The ENCODE Consortium has launched a new data volley, now drawing on the mouse genome. Evolution News & Views
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What the New Atheism's Gender Gap Tells You

The stereotyped picture of a sea of ponytailed males at the atheist conference is not just a stereotype. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Mission Impossible: Trying to Explain the Feather Without Teleology

"It may seem strange to consider the fact that you, as a mammal, have all the known genes required to pattern a feather, and yet you do not look like Big Bird." Michael Flannery http://www.discovery.org/p/471
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In Search of Circumstellar Habitable Zones

Astrobiologists have used the term for many decades. This shell encompasses the distance at which a planet in a fairly circular orbit could maintain liquid water on its surface. Daniel Bakken
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Media Are Indifferent to Euthanasia-Victimized Families

A Belgian chemist and self-described secular humanist describes his agony at the euthanasia killing of his depressed mother. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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How Does Modern Medicine Depend on Darwinism?

The question is prompted by a review in the Washington Post of E.O. Wilson's latest. Tom Bethell
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Analyzing the Genome with Statistics

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-11-24 20:04
This is the third in a series of articles for the general public focused on understanding how species are related and how genomic data is used in research. Today, we talk about the challenges of using statistics to analyze phylogenomic data. Suppose you were a door manufacturer trying to figure out the average height of a population living in a certain country. You might conduct an experiment where you ask a group of people... Emily Thompson
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Gilbert, Arizona, school district to abort page from biology textbook ...

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-11-24 20:04
… because it (gasp!) uses the word, “abortion.” But wait – there is a glimmer of hope: The new superintendent, who was ordered to offer a plan for redacting the textbooks, says that the books comply with the law already and instead plans to hold a public discussion. Meanwhile, as a service to the affected high-school students, Rachel Maddow has posted the offending page on a blog, ArizonaHonorsBiology.com, which her show apparently owns. If you... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Lenticular clouds

Panda's Thumb - Mon, 2014-11-24 20:04
Interesting cloud formation, Boulder, Colorado. The camera is facing south, and the wind is coming from the west, or right. One hour later, in Golden,... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Our Early Christmas Gift to You: 12 Days, 12 Ways to Save

What a pleasure to settle into a holiday with a good book to read. Better than one book, of course, is two. Why not twelve? Evolution News & Views
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There's a Gene for That...Or Is There?

A CNN headline claims, "Blame genetics for bad driving, study finds." "Genes for," however, are dangerous words in genetics. Denyse O'Leary
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No Writ of Habeas Corpus for Orangutans

"She is being treated as a prisoner and has to suffer the presence of the public staring at her." Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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From a 2011 Paper on Bacterial Flagella, Little Comfort for Darwinists

An email correspondent pointed out a paper to me, "Structural diversity of bacterial flagellar motors," published by the European Molecular Biology Organization. Michael Behe
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Have a Blessed Thanksgiving! Here's How to Say "Thank You" to Your Friends at Evolution News and Views

Somewhere right now a student is looking for top-notch resources to balance what she is learning in her science class about the evolution controversy. Kelley J. Unger
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"A Few Years Ago, We Couldn't Have Filled a Kombi": The Brazilian Intelligent Design Adventure

A couple of days ago, I returned from the inaugural congress of the Sociedade Brasileira do Design Inteligente. Paul Nelson http://www.discovery.org/p/45
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For Overcoming Students' Intuitions of Design, The American Biology Teacher Suggests Employing Evo-Devo

I just finished reading an article by Kostas Kampourakis and Alessandro Minelli, "Evolution Makes More Sense in the Light of Development." Jonathan Wells http://www.discovery.org/p/41
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Remembering Arthur Balfour, Friend of Science and Friendly Opponent to Atheist Bertrand Russell

This year marks the hundredth anniversary of the start of World War I -- and this past week provided a terrible reminder that conflicts stirred by the war remain with us. Mike Keas
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Loeb, Johanson, Wilson: Leading Scientists Bloviate on What Nobody Knows

Everyone is welcome to an opinion. But when it comes to subjects with no data, does a famous scientist's opinion count for more than John Q. Public's? Evolution News & Views
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Don't Try This in the Laundry Room: Materialists Seek to Outsmart Thermodynamics

Mathematician Granville Sewell has argued in these pages that evolutionary theory is at crosscurrents with the second law of thermodynamics (the law of entropy), dooming it to failure. Evolution News & Views
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Transhumanism's Utopian Fantasyland

History tells us clearly that Utopianism is one of humankind's most dangerous propensities. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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