What’s Left of Darwinism?

Here’s a link to a Science Daily article on epigenetics. The authors report that the known and studied method of epigenetic marking, methylation of Histone3=H3, is not only passed down from one cell generation to another during development, but that these epigenetic markings are passed on from one generation of organisms to the next. These […]

Lee Spetner: The Evolution Revolution

I just received my copy of Lee Spetner’s new book, The Evolution Revolution which follows his earlier Not By Chance! In these books Spetner lays out a new theory of origins, a new way of looking at biology, and really a new way of doing science, at least in the life sciences. I couldn’t agree more with his approach. […]

When I Explained Darwin I Got Pushback about Biogeography

I recently explained that Darwin, as well as evolution co-discoverer Alfred Wallace, came to believe in transmutation and so they then sought a suitable mechanism. That comes straight from leading Darwin historian Janet Browne. And why did Darwin and Wallace “believe in transmutation” in the absence of a known mechanism? Both Darwin and Wallace made it clear […]

Paper: Key Evolutionary Question Largely Unknown

In 1859 scientists were skeptical of Charles Darwin’s new theory of evolution for obvious reasons. For example, how could new designs evolve by themselves? Now that evolution is an accepted truth, evolutionists can discuss the state of the theory. As a new paper explains, “How body pattern evolves in nature remains largely unknown.”  Read more

Bobby Jindal gives it back on “science denial”

He is demonstrating, it seems, that any number can play at that “science denial” game.

The ten most controversial profs in the United States?

Barham ignores tenured crackpots, focusing on controversial profs whose ideas are considered persuasive but dangerous.

Philosopher talks back to the Copernican Principle (Principle of Mediocrity)

Pigs fly. Someone with a blackboard behind him says something sensible on Earth’s uniqueness

Early Earth less ‘Hellish’ than previously thought?

If this find holds, we understand better how life was even possible back then (not how it happened).

The vein patterns in fruit fly wings never vary by “more than the width of a single cell”

Different flies, same width. Very precise indeed.

Do humans cause chimpanzees to become violent? No.

In reality chimpanzees are probably violent by nature, whether it is adaptive or not.

Here’s a Typical Example of Evolutionary Story-Telling

Evolutionary events are, as Theodosius Dobzhansky put it, “unique, unrepeatable, and irreversible.” And so evolution is an idea with more theorizing than hard facts. It is more of a narrative than a theory. Here is a typical example:  Read more

Why the Narrative Trumps the Facts

Greg Conterio, echoing Robert Bidinotto, makes the point that culture war differences often pit the facts versus the narrative. The facts can win every battle but the narrative wins the war. As Bidinotto puts it, “One of the most valuable insights I discovered in recent years is how Narratives trump everything else — including what most of […]

Far left paper thumbs down on evolutionary psychology…

Evo psych is a contradiction in terms. Were it a valid field of study, it would demonstrate that evolution hasn’t happened in a million years.

Duck Dynasty discovers intelligent design?

In his treatment of ID, Robertson may be influenced by William Dembski’s approach.

Researchers? How could hippos’ bones be found on islands if they can’t swim?

But is the hippo in the vid not swimming?

Semi-aquatic dino was bigger than the tyrannosaur

Spinosaurus was the largest known predatory dinosaur to roam Earth.

Making New Genes Just Got More Exotic—Yes They Evolve, But How?

Making new genes is not easy. For several decades now it has been thought that the only process for gene construction is to start by duplicating an existing gene and then making adjustments to it (it is not the only process, but that is another story). Naturally evolutionists interpreted this duplication process as another example […]

Is the non-dominant hand vital to the evolution of the thumb?

In principle, the idea is a good one, but note how Darwinspeak about “evolutionary advantage” intervenes at the end.

Neuroscientist Sam Harris says he is NOT a sexist pig, and clearly isn’t

In short, Harris believes in the weight of evidence, not the power of ideology. But his “fellow liberals” live in a post-mind world

ARN Vid: Stephen Meyer and Marcus Ross on Irreducible Complexity

The disparity of the major body plans in the Cambrian explosion appear before the diversity of species.

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