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More on Chimps Searching for Treats Under Cups

Nicholas Wade writes about the domestication of the dog from wolves, in East Asia, and the evolutionary question mark that leaves behind. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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For Artificial Intelligence, Humor Is a Bridge Too Far

Thoughtful reader Paul comments on Erik Larson's article "Yes, 'We've Been Wrong About Robots Before,' and We Still Are." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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From the Annals of Science: Chimp Cultures Are Less Complex than Human Cultures

Who would have thought? David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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One Thing Comet Probe Hubbub Has Right: Water Is Vital to Life Chemistry

With the landing of a probe on comet 67P, excitement has centered on the idea that life arose in water carried here by comets. Daniel Bakken
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European Space Probe Lands on Comet, Heralded by Overheated Promises of Solving the Enigma of Life

At best, closely examining a comet may illustrate a scenario whereby organic molecules were delivered to our planet, or to another. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Yes, "We've Been Wrong About Robots Before," and We Still Are

"Superintelligence" and the supposed "dangers" it poses to humanity are about where the global-warming scare was circa 2005. Erik J. Larson
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Privileged Species with Michael Denton, the Antidote to Cosmos, Will Have Its Southern California Premiere on Friday

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
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Sibling Theories, Fraternal Twins: What Darwinian Evolution and the Multiverse Have in Common

Cosmologists Hiranya Peiris and Matt Johnson seek evidence in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) for past collisions of bubble universes with our own. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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RNCSE 34:6 now on-line

NCSE is pleased to announce that the latest issue of Reports of the National Center for Science Education is now available on-line.

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Progress in Texas

"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."

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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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The latest from Texas

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.

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Update from Scotland

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.

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Animal/Human Organ Transplants? Full Speed Ahead!

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 http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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On Veterans Day, Remembering the Roots of World War I

Last year, I happened to be traveling in the United Kingdom with my family on Remembrance Day (November 11). John G. West http://www.discovery.org/p/18
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Imagine Designing Codes That Generate Functional Information When Read In Either Direction

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
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Wesley Smith's War on Humans Is Out Now in Paperback

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. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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On Fermi's Paradox: Challenging the Principle of Mediocrity

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. Daniel Bakken
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Euphemisms Aside, Human Dignity Is Intrinsic

Beware movements that engineer words to further their agenda. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Phylogenomics: Deciphering a Billion-Piece Puzzle

Panda's Thumb - Sun, 2014-11-09 00:23
This is the second 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 phylogenomics, the application of whole genome sequencing to understand evolutionary relationships among species. DNA Chemical Structure. Source: Madeleine Price Ball The haploid human genome is 3.2 billion DNA bases long, and each base can be one of four nucleotides: A, T, C, and... Emily Thompson
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