|July 8, 2014||Posted by Eric Anderson under Biology, Evolution, Extraterrestrial life, Origin Of Life|
I previously mentioned an upcoming “Emergence of Life” course that folks here might be interested in. Details here. The course has now been scheduled and starts this Monday, July 14, 2014, at Coursera. You can find the course here. If you decide to take the course, I encourage professionalism and civility in any forum interactions […]
|July 1, 2014||Posted by News under Biology, Intelligent Design, News, speciation|
Until very recently, the lichen was believed to have just one species of fungus.
|June 30, 2014||Posted by News under Biology, News|
… the only thing left for us students was to work out the details. Boy, was he wrong!
|May 15, 2014||Posted by News under Biology, Genetics, News|
You only think that guy is the sum total of his cells. Wrong.
|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.