Category: Books of interest
|October 16, 2013||Posted by David Anderson under Biography, Books of interest, Selfish gene|
Richard Dawkins’ autobiography has been reviewed in the London Spectator: http://www.spectator.co.uk/books/9025021/an-appetite-for-wonder-by-richard-dawkins-review/. The reviewer’s verdict? “He relies just as much on a leap of faith as those religious believers he so keenly affects to despise. His theory also cannot explain how those selfish genes eventually came to evolve the one species on earth which is marked out […]
|October 11, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest|
Question: What if we took the words “evolved to” out of the sentence and replaced it with “is able to”?
|October 9, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, News, Religion, Science|
Why have organizations like American Scientific Affiliation (self-described Christians in science) so miserably failed that it is taken for granted that this is even a problem.
|September 7, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, Cambrian explosion, Intelligent Design, News|
Warren: This new book shows the impossibility of that “Cambrian explosion” – in which an astounding variety of incredibly sophisticated “body plans,” including apparent precursors of all we know today, emerged during a singularly quick snip of geological time, all over the planet, starting around 525 million years ago.
|August 15, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
Meanwhile, in Darwin’s corner, there is now an English prof somewhere who was traumatized by growing up in a “Creationist household” (along with a growing army of accusers and litigants?)
|August 10, 2013||Posted by News under Atheism, Books of interest, News, Science|
His forthcoming book is marketed on the basis of something he stopped doing five years ago, after which he has mostly promoted atheism, not science.
|August 3, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, Darwinism, News|
It works. Hey, who needs a science theory? A thug force is harder to confute.
|July 19, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design|
Apparently, one can be notified when prices drop.
Thomas Nagel on John Gray: The atheist Darwin doubter reviews a book by the atheist who thinks secular humanism is dead
|July 11, 2013||Posted by News under Atheism, Books of interest, Darwinism, News|
I hope to see more of this before the New York Times closes its doors for good.
|July 8, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, Informatics, News|
“And essentially what I do is take Claude Shannon’s theory and apply it not to transmission of information across wires and across the electromagnetic spectrum and wireless devices, but across the world, entrepreneurial ideas”
Times Literary Supplement reviewer, trashing C.S. Lewis, mentions in passing that, by the way naturalism is dead
|June 27, 2013||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design, Naturalism|
What’s remarkable is the way this sophisticate just tosses that off, as if all the “in” people now know.
|October 2, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, News, Science|
“That partisanship has brought with it a willingness to discard science that refutes pet ideological causes appealing to the left. “
|July 17, 2012||Posted by johnnyb under Biophysics, Books of interest, Engineering, Intelligent Design, Philosophy, Physics, Spirituality, Video|
In Bejan’s “Design in Nature”, Bejan promotes what he calls the “constructal law,” which states, “For a finite-size system to persist in time (to live), it must evolve in such a way that it provides easier access to the imposed currents that flow through it.” Bejan has denied that this relates at all to any […]
|July 12, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, News|
“Science writer Carl Zimmer and evolutionary biologist Douglas Emlen have teamed up to write a textbook intended for biology majors that will inspire students”
|May 23, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Climate change, Intelligent Design, News, Science|
Something is missing from this picture. Going bad didn’t make the science stars good; it just didn’t stop them from winning.
|May 12, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Cosmology, Intelligent Design, News|
“While the argument between Krauss, Albert and their fellow combatants was mind-numbingly dumb, boring, narrow, petty and ill-mannered, Holt’s discussion of the topic is brilliant, … “
|May 11, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design|
“Intelligent Design attempts to understand the evidence for intelligence in the natural world. The nature and, in particular, the moral characteristics of that intelligence constitute a separate inquiry.”
|April 27, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Darwinism, Evolution, News|
“… multiple feats of anatomical novelty, innovative engineering and genetic rewiring necessary … “
|April 13, 2012||Posted by O'Leary under American Scientific Affiliation, Books of interest, Darwinism, Intelligent Design, News|
“entirely absent from Moran’s book, as are, for another example, many of the lead players in the Intelligent Design movement … “
|March 12, 2012||Posted by News under Books of interest, Intelligent Design, science education|
By the way, an equally interesting example is the praying mantis that looks like dropped petals.