Essentially, as forced on students in school, “evolution” has about the same teaching value as hip hop, Star Trek,, self-esteem courses, The Lord of the Rings, or teen vampire films. The thing either grabs your gut or it doesn’t.
Maybe Dennett is assuming his readers are too sophisticated to know any reason to doubt him.
The theory has been that iridescent colours should attract a mate, but …
The reviewer doesn’t convey a sense that the author grapples with the origin of the mental capacity for learning many languages, beyond identifying prompts whose value depends on an undiscovered country.
One troubling aspect of Charles Murray’s thesis is that he believes that intelligence is, generally, inherited.
“The education-reform debate in this country has a surreal quality to it.”
What a pity they didn’t mention “self-organization theory”! Then we could get James Shapiro up on the stand in the subsequent court case, to find out just how, exactly, it works.
The journalist imbibes, with his draft of lager, a Darwinist worldview in which there is some kind of “ascent” over time of nesting creatures, from less care to more care? Is there?
When Darwin’s lobby needed to denigrate Wallace, in order to support Darwin, they made his ID-type commitments explicit. Now, with ID’s greater cultural confidence, they need to confuse and efface them.
For many Christian academics, the worst news possible is that the atheists they are discreetly selling out to don’t have the goods anyway.
Here’s another delightful offering from the compassionate, tolerant, inclusive, diversity-promoting atheist community. As usual, it includes a plug for “evolution.” …the lineup includes atheist speakers, a rapper who raps about evolution and a “kiddy pool” where boys and girls will be able to scientifically walk on water. There will also be a number of bands […]
“Beware of those who make grandiose claims. Check the AITSE bunk detecting principles. “
|January 27, 2012
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Horseshoe crabs have survived 450 years, three global extinctions, with no evidence of evolution. Watch them repel Darwin’s spin doctor.
” … he definitely made a very serious case that he might be the best Not Romney in the race.”
In a real world, some series can be infinite regresses, but others are not.
Can’t society get to where De Botton wants it to go without plundering religion? He argues not: … Religions, he thinks, have the buttons and know how to use them.
In a comment to this post dmullenix writes: “What happened before the Big Bang? The multiverse already existed, it just hadn’t created this particular universe yet. What about space and time? No problem, they’re a part of the universe and came into existence when it did. . . we know that this universe came into […]
Sometimes, comments at UD can be quite revealing. Jan 25, AIG objected in the Shermer/Flannery Wallace debate thread in an inadvertently revealing way, which I have picked up: ___________ >>AIG: Re: questions of how, why, and “who” (the names of people involved [at Stonehenge etc]?) are secondary. We know that human beings were present at […]