|April 22, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Biology, Evolution, Extraterrestrial life, Origin Of Life|
One of the wonderful things about the internet is the jaw-dropping amount of information available – literally at our fingertips. Never before in history has the common individual had so much knowledge and experience and expertise available for the learning. To be sure, there is plenty on the internet that is incomplete, wrong, or downright […]
|February 7, 2014||Posted by News under Biology, News|
but for this.
ID Foundations, 22: What about evolutionary trees of descent and homologies? (An answer to Jaceli123’s presentation of a typical icon of evolution . . . )
As has been noted, sometimes people come to UD looking for answers to questions about what they have been taught regarding “Evolution”; typically in the context of indoctrination under the Lewontinian ideological a priori materialism that he outlined thusly in his infamous 1997 NYRB article: [T]he problem is to get [the general public] to reject […]
|October 28, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design, News|
Nature on iconic dinosaur: Even the basic appearance of T. rex is in dispute.
|October 11, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, News|
That’s what some experts say:
|September 13, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, Culture, News|
Not necessarily impossible.
|August 13, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Atheism, Biology, Culture, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Evolutionary psychology, Naturalism, Philosophy, Religion, Science, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology|
On August 6th, Steven Pinker, the well-known Psychology Professor from Harvard, had an article in New Republic entitled Science is Not Your Enemy, in which he lambasts those who decry scientists for propounding scientism. You’d expect rebuttals of Pinker to come from the likes of Wesley J. Smith who indeed took Pinker to task in […]
|July 30, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, News|
And suggest quite the opposite pattern.
|July 23, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, News|
A layperson wonders whether the U.S. government intends to do to the life sciences what it did to NASA, in assigning to that agency such responsibilities as reaching out to Muslims and addressing climate change.
|June 29, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, Cornell Conference, Informatics|
“Unfortunately, all of these traditional definitions lack aspects that even non-specialists recognize as being essential attributes of information.”
|June 21, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Cambrian explosion, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Informatics, pre-Cambrian, Tree of life|
In the comments of this UD post from yesterday, (comment #21) I referred to Nick Matzke’s rant over at the Panda’s Thumb yesterday as yet another illustration of the double standard’s Matzke’s has when it comes to his critiques of anyone who dares challenge Darwinian Orthodoxy. In my comments yesterday, I gave an example of […]
|June 6, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under academic freedom, Biology, Darwinism, Education, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Humor, Intelligent Design, Legal, Religion, Science, science education|
Our old friend PZ Myers holds school boards in utter contempt. In a recent blog post at his widely followed Pharyngula blog site, he takes contemptuous pot shots at the Springboro, OH School Board for having the audacity to even consider a “critical thinking” policy in the curriculum. The Springboro Community City School District is […]
|June 2, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Complex Specified Information, Darwinism, Design inference, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, Irreducible Complexity, Philosophy, Selective Hyperskepticism|
This my third installment of a discussion I began here and continued here on the validity of the claim that “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”, or what I call the EC-EE claim. In the first installment we looked at the EC-EE claim itself and asked whether the EC-EE claim is an example of an EC-EE […]
|May 24, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under Biology, Creationism, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Intelligent Design, Logic and First Principles of right reason, Philosophy, Science, Science, Philosophy and (Natural) Theology|
The late Carl Sagan is credited with popularizing the phrase “extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence”. (hereinafter this will be referred to as the “EC-EE” claim) While the phrase has become the skeptic’s mantra, its original roots probably trace back to the French mathematician and astronomer Pierre –Simon LaPlace (1749-1827) who once wrote: “the weight of […]
|May 21, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, Mathematics|
… contrary to what Darwinian evolutionary theorist E. O. Wilson thinks.
Not only is there no scientific method, but biology does not need math – says prominent evolutionary biologist
|May 20, 2013||Posted by News under Biology, Mathematics|
If Wilson is right, current evolution theory has nothing to do with basic concepts like math. The popular TV talk shows will give you a much better idea of what you need to know.
|May 9, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under 'Junk DNA', Biology, Convergent evolution, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Genetics, Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Science|
Over on The Panda’s Thumb blog, Darwinian apologist P.Z. Myers recently posted a pejorative laden critique of a review article by Casey Luskin. Luskin was responding to a recent New York Times article on a study purporting to show how certain genes in fish might hold an important clue on how fins turned to feet. […]
|May 7, 2013||Posted by DonaldM under academic freedom, Biology, Constitution, Courts, Creationism, Culture, Darwinism, Education, Evolutionary biology, Intellectual freedom, Intelligent Design, Laws, Legal, science education|
Slate.com is all upset that repeal of the Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008 was was rejected yet again in a 3-2 vote in the State Senate. 19 year old Rice University Student Zack Kopplin has been leading the charge to get this “outrage” done away with once and for all, with help from the […]
|March 18, 2013||Posted by William J Murray under Biology, Chemistry, Complex Specified Information, Darwinism, Evolution, Evolutionary biology, Human evolution, Mind, Origin Of Life|
First, by “Darwinistic” I mean “atheistic-materialist neo-Darwinist”, which includes the view that even the origin of life can be explained by reference to chance and natural law. As Alan Fox points out, many of those here are “laymen” when it comes to evolutionary biology. Most of us are not specifically schooled or trained in that […]