Senior scientist on the real threat to the scientific method

His account of how the system that made fraud easier got started (best of intentions, etc.) is most interesting.

The Christian Scientific Society can now offer tax-deductible donation receipts

The Society is friendly to discussions of ID

John Lennox responds to the God Delusion thesis, pivoting on the power of agent explanation (vs. scientism)

John Lennox is always a treat, here in a video in reply to the God Delusion thesis: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Food for thought and comment, starting with, what is a delusion and then pivoting on the power of agent explanation. What do we think, why? END

Nicholas Wade’s Troublesome Inheritance: Everyone seems to have missed the Dark Enlightenment

Darwin’s name exercises power mainly over those who actually believe that stuff.

Next artificial intelligence doom scenario is 2075

Bostrom: Machines have a number of fundamental advantages, which will give them overwhelming superiority

You know it’s hot outside when testing the multiverse is proposed

That makes no sense. The multiverse is implicitly believed by airheads everywhere just because it feels so good and sounds so right. What if it flunked tests?

A deep and abiding need for Neanderthals to be stupid

Why?

Birds’ eyespot designs likely had independent origins

According to a new Royal Society paper by Keping Sun et al.

BA77′s Off Topic Thread, Volume 5 — Aerobatic Ballet, what ID has done for me, Cyd Charisse, Tango jealousy, Butterfly

This is a thread for UD commenters to speak their mind. Please keep it civil. Off topic #1 If I could be a ballet dancer, I’d be this man: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt Off topic #2 It’s no secret I’m rather chummy with agnostics, atheists, free-thinkers and academics, and even some of the less […]

Epigenetics: Sugar causes bee genes to express differently than honey

Researchers: Some of the genes that were activated differently in the honey-eating bees have been linked to protein metabolism, brain-signaling and immune defense.

Human proteome more complex “than previously thought.” Surprise us again.

What say we copyright the expression “than previously thought”?

Science writer: Political correctness is a “disease with no cure.” Really?

Actually there IS a cure.

New at MercatorNet

At “Connecting,” O’Leary’s new media blog.

Someone wants us to know that it isn’t a joke that atheists might not exist

Today’s atheists are committed to total materialism, which means that all beliefs are an illusion. Including theirs.

The myth about the Dover trial that Miller continues to propagate

Professor Kenneth Miller, the acclaimed author of Finding Darwin’s God, was recently interviewed by Swedish magician and skeptic Samuel Varg for a three-part series on faith, science and magic. Here’s the 33-minute interview, which Varg posted on Youtube: Who is Samuel Varg? Two weeks ago, Matt Young of Panda’s Thumb put up a post about […]

Human body poorly designed?

Okay, so they won’t be doing it at 80 years of age. But … doesn’t that raise larger issues?

Of 10 highest IQ’s on earth, at least 8 are theists, at least 6 are Christians

Of course, part of this finding is a function of who gets roped into taking IQ tests. ;)

Forrest Mims (who should know) on Scientific American’s recent PC police swoop

Mims: The ruination of the legacy of a once great magazine

MAN ON THE MOON + 45 years, Sunday, July 20 1969, 20:18 GMT . . .

This weekend, the Apollo 11 Moon Landing happened forty-five years ago to day and date.  Video: embedded by Embedded VideoYouTube Direkt I remember sitting on the stone ledge of our patio after church on Sunday, July 20, 1969 sipping a drink as radio carried the story of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Then, that evening […]

Scientific American blogger gets fired for stating facts about Feynman, with context

Without the usual nuttery. As Ross Pomeroy tells it, Feynman was a jerk where women are concerned, except when he regarded them as colleagues. Ashutosh Jogalekar, who penned the article at Scientific American, described having a similar reaction to Feynman’s “casual sexism,” which also manifested in more than just social arenas. But, he noted, though […]

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