|October 20, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, News|
From ScienceDaily: Bacteria are immortal as long as they keep dividing. For decades it has been assumed that a continuous, proteinaceous ring is necessary to drive the division of most microorganisms. An international team of researchers has revealed that the symbiont of the marine roundworm breaks the ring dogma and divides without. … The division […]
|October 17, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Information, News|
From msmash at Slashdot: In the middle of a discussion about the pros and cons of statins, Sir Rory Collins, the head of clinical trials at Oxford University, noted that If you want a career in medicine these days you’re better off studying mathematics or computing than biology. More. From Tom Feilden at BBC, a […]
|September 12, 2016||Posted by William J Murray under Atheism, Biology, Chemistry, Cosmology, Darwinism, Ethics, Evolution, Evolutionary materialism's amorality, General interest, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Mind, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Spirituality|
Imagine if atheistic materialism was actually true and humans are nothing more than biological automatons – complexly programmed and reactive robots that behave and think in whatever manner happenstance chemical interactions dictates at any given time. Let’s think about what would actually mean. There would be no way for a biological automaton to determine whether […]
|September 11, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Intelligent Design|
This is a great video, and all those with interest in biological evolution should watch it.
|September 11, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Naturalism, Philosophy|
Just a reminder to those wanting to present at the AM-Nat (Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism) Biology conference, abstracts are due October 28th.
|August 19, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design|
From Fuz Rana at Poached Egg: Generally speaking, the reaction to my book The Cell’s Design has been positive. But there have been a few reviews that were less than stellar. Perhaps the most critical of all was a review written by microbiologist Frank Steiner for the Reports of the National Center for Science Education. […]
|June 14, 2016||Posted by johnnyb under Biology, Intelligent Design, Naturalism, Philosophy|
In the Alternatives to Methodological Naturalism conference, Paul Nelson gave a great talk on Design Triangulation – the inference from system-level functional necessity.
|April 23, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, News, Physics|
But can’t, for psychological reasons. First, why the divorce? From Philip Ball at Nautilus: [Ernst] Mayr made perhaps the most concerted attempt by any biologist to draw clear disciplinary boundaries around his subject, smartly isolating it from other fields of science. In doing so, he supplies one of the clearest demonstrations of the folly of […]
|February 28, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Fine tuning, Intelligent Design, News, Religion|
This is philosopher and photographer Laszlo Bencze’s view: I have just finished my fifth reading of Robert J. Spitzer’s book, New Proofs for the Existence of God. In this book Spitzer set himself the task of exploring how far natural theology can take us towards understanding God. The first part of the book deals purely […]
|January 21, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, Darwinism, News|
The documentary explores the mystery of non-adaptive order in biology and the unique challenge it presents to Darwinian evolution. More re documentary: here.
|January 2, 2016||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, News, Science|
Like Murphy said, Mother Nature is a bitch. With your coffee … From Nature: Biologists lose out in post-PhD earnings analysis … One year after graduating, doctorates in mathematics, computer sciences and engineering raked in the highest amounts — US$65,000 a year on average, with the 60% of engineers who took industry jobs earning around […]
|December 22, 2015||Posted by DLH under Biology, Complex Specified Information, Darwinism, Evolution, Genetics, Genomics, Human evolution, Information, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Mind, The Design of Life|
The remarkable “powers” of evolution are now shown to degrade (aka “mutate”) the human genes essential to intelligence. Remarkably, they found that some of the same genes that influence human intelligence in healthy people were also the same genes that cause impaired cognitive ability and epilepsy when mutated, networks which they called M1 and M3.
|November 18, 2015||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
From University of Oxford: As many as 50% of all natural history specimens held in the world’s museums could be wrongly named, according to a new study by researchers from Oxford University and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Researchers … scoured the records of Ipomoea – a large and diverse genus which includes the sweet […]
|November 4, 2015||Posted by News under Biology, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News, Physics|
From bFast, appended to Baffling but undead physics results: Physicists always seem to end up with puzzles: what is dark energy, what is dark matter, what caused the big bang, how big is a proton. I love the honest puzzles that physicists bring to the table. Evolutionary biologists, however, never seem to be puzzled about […]
|September 4, 2015||Posted by News under Biology, Mind, Neuroscience|
At Huffington Post, Suzan Mazur interviews neuroscientist David Edelman on Paradigm shift “YES)”and origin of 3D organismal form”: Neuroscientist David Edelman, who’s currently on the faculties of the University of San Diego and the University of California, San Diego, and is the son of late Nobel laureate Gerald Edelman, says he agrees that an evolution […]
|August 17, 2015||Posted by News under Biology, Evolution, Philosophy|
A series of articles by philosopher of biology James Barham on key new thinkers, collected together on his blog: Part I: The Machine Metaphor Part II: James A. Shapiro Part III: Mary Jane West-Eberhard Part IV: Some Experiments Part V: Life and Emergence Part VI: F.E. Yates’s Homeodynamics Seeing Past Darwin VII: Some Physical Properties […]
|July 30, 2015||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, Intelligent Design, News|
Says Cosmos Magazine here: National Geographic’s senior editor Christopher Sloan had seen a feathered dinosaur fossil or two. But the specimen he described in the magazine’s November 1999 issue, dubbed Archaeoraptor liaoningensis, took his breath away. … Archaeoraptor would later be dubbed “Piltdown chicken”. Cut n’ paste job. But even smart folks have been taken […]
|March 28, 2015||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
In case you didn’t know it was free, here’s Denis Noble: The ‘Modern Synthesis’ (Neo-Darwinism) is a mid-20th century gene-centric view of evolution, based on random mutations accumulating to produce gradual change through natural selection. Any role of physiological function in influencing genetic inheritance was excluded. The organism became a mere carrier of the real […]
|January 26, 2015||Posted by niwrad under Biology, Cybernetics and Mechatronics, Informatics, Intelligent Design|
Sorry if this post is a bit for computer programmers, anyway I trust that also the others can grasp the overall picture. Evolutionists claim that what it takes to evolution to work is simply “a populations of replicators, random variations on them, and a competition for survival or resources”. Today we will try to partially […]
Nature’s sneery summary of creationist fossil hunter Mark Armitage’s wrongful dismissal suit against California State U
|November 6, 2014||Posted by News under academic freedom, Biology, News|
Now here’s a question: The U fired him; will they also take credit for his find?