|May 24, 2013
Posted by DonaldM
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 […]
… contrary to what Darwinian evolutionary theorist E. O. Wilson thinks.
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
'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
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 […]
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 […]
” … receiving 28% fewer citations overall for each additional equation per page in the main text.”
He wasn’t a tenured bore.
“Biologists are constantly basing nearly all their work on an unspoken assumption of the “usefulness” or “efficiency” or “rationality” or “intelligence” of biological systems, even if they would strenuously deny the fact. “
“a 150 million years earlier than when other animals emerged in the fossil record.”
“I conclude that scientists, philosophers, and ethicists should discard the project of defining life.”
(Series on Front-loading continues, here) As we continue the ID Foundations series, it will be necessary to reflect on a fairly wide range of topics, more than any one person can cover. So, when the opportunity came up to put Front-Loading on the table from a knowledgeable advocate of it, Genomicus, I asked him if […]
Most biological students think that adaptive radiations and Darwinism go together, and that the mechanisms of genetic mutation and natural selection explain all the data. … However
“The top tier publications are often run by professional editors who do not work in a lab, and who do not moderate the peer-review process.”
It will be most interesting if the mechanism indeed turns out to be fundamentally the same for butterflies, birds, and turtles. What would such a finding imply?
And you have never seen anything like it.
You can see a brick of the shelter the rotifer builds around it, ready to be added, in the winning photo.