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A Big Problem for Common Descent: Hundreds of "Active 'Foreign' Genes" Don't Fit the Standard Evolutionary Phylogeny

The transfer of genes between organisms living in the same environment is known as horizontal gene transfer (HGT). Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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Wheels Within Wheels: Michael Denton on the "Coincidences" that Make Us Possible

We have all heard too often that human beings are a mere speck in a cosmos that never cared about us. Ann Gauger http://www.biologicinstitute.org/people
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How Man Solves the Problem of Being a Multi-Cellular Organism

A single-celled organism is like a microscopic island of life, in that it can get what it needs to live from the surrounding water. Howard Glicksman
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From Steven Wise, TED Conference Hears that Chimps and Bonobos Are "Slaves"

I wonder: Has TED ever had anyone defend the unique value of human life? Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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See John West on "Scientism in the Age of Obama" Now!

There's a cute exchange at the beginning between Becky Norton Dunlop, Heritage's VP for External Relations, and Dr. West over the hundred-plus pages of footnotes at the end of his book. David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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Privileged Species with Geneticist Michael Denton Gets Its Online Premiere; See It Now!

George Gilder calls it a "masterpiece" that "expounds what is the most important discovery of 20th-century science." This is definitely one to let all your friends know about. Evolution News & Views
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In the Mainstream Media, a "Safe Space" Protected from Discomfiting Ideas about Evolution

Judith Shulevitz contributes regular op-eds to the New York Times on "feminism, culture, and science." David Klinghoffer http://www.discovery.org/p/209
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In Seattle? Join Us Thursday as Geneticist Michael Denton Speaks on "The Place of Life and Humanity in the Cosmos"

Are humans the accidental products of a blind and uncaring universe? Or are they the beneficiaries of a cosmic order that was planned beforehand to help them flourish? Evolution News & Views
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"Solution" to an Origin of Life Puzzle Highlights the Need for Careful Planning by an Intelligent Investigator

A new paper in Nature Chemistry claims to show that many building blocks of life could have been created through organic chemistry on the early Earth. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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On World Down Syndrome Day, Honor Our Brothers and Sisters -- but Note, Too, a Dereliction of Duty

I searched the WDSD website, and found not one mention of eugenic abortion that kills 90 percent of Down babies in the US. Wesley J. Smith http://www.nationalreview.com/human-exceptionalism
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Attention, filmmakers!

Scientists and science educators of all stripes — students, postdocs, faculty, and full- or part-time science communicators — are invited to enter the Fifth Annual Evolution Video Competition, sponsored by the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Society for the Study of Evolution.  

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AFT adds its voice for evolution

The chorus of support for the teaching of evolution continues, with a statement from the American Federation of Teachers, adopted in 2014.

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Friend of Darwin and Friend of the Planet awards for 2015

NCSE is pleased to announce the winners of the Friend of Darwin award for 2015: Neil Shubin, the Robert R. Bensley Distinguished Service Professor of the Department of Organismal Biology and Anatomy at the University of Chicago, codiscoverer of Tiktaalik roseae and author of Your Inner Fish (2008), and Ronald L. Numbers, the Hilldale Professor of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and author of The Creationists (1992, expanded edition 2006).

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Pi Day

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:48
Today is Pi Day, and the time will be exactly pi at 3/14/15 9:26:53, or a little thereafter. We will not see another Pi Day till 2115, but I am sure that someone next year will point out that pi = 3.1416 within a thousandth of 1 percent or so. Won’t be the same, though!... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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SISRS: A new way to analyze genomic data

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:48
Remember the two studies published at the end of last year that produced groundbreaking evolutionary trees of birds and insects? The researchers in these studies used data from whole sequenced genomes to construct these more reliable trees. This is a practice that is somewhat novel but gaining importance in phylogenomics. But we’ve talked about how large data sets, like genomes, can lead to incorrect conclusions if analyzed improperly. How did the researchers avoid this problem?... Emily Thompson http://cartwrig.ht/people/
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Teachers first, scientists second

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:48
That is one of the disquieting results of a new survey, Enablers of doubt, by Michael Berkman and Eric Plutzer. The two Penn State professors interviewed a total of 35 students on 4 Pennsylvania campuses in 2013. All the students were training to be biology teachers; many were not comfortable with the theory of evolution, and many were “concerned about their ability to navigate controversy initiated by a student, parent, administrator, or other members of... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Anybody remember Prof. Steve Steve and the Ig Nobels?

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:48
In 2005, Prof. Steve Steve visited Harvard for the Ig Nobels. We have had a request to use one of the pictures taken on his trip. If you are the photographer, please get it contact with us.... Reed A. Cartwright http://dererumnatura.us/
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Icicle ripples

Panda's Thumb - Sat, 2015-03-21 01:48
An Icicle showing ripples due to impurities in the water. How the impurities cause the ripples is unknown.... Matt Young http://www.mines.edu/~mmyoung
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Real Science vs. Bill Nye the "Science" Guy

If you grew up among Generation Xers and Millennials as I did, then you probably loved watching Bill Nye the Science Guy on TV. Casey Luskin http://www.discovery.org/p/188
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