If only new myths about the brain were physical objects …

… we could at least ask which recycling dumpster to put them in.

Researchers: Creationism is becoming an “emerging novel religion”?

Theology and Science should publish articles by ID theorists on ID theory for a while, instead of getting all their information from oppo research.

Random finds: Comedy vs. anti-science

A potent satire demands, for one thing, that the satirist correctly understand the position he is sending up.

Bacteria built up pockets of oxygen from 4 to 2.5 bya, enabling complex life?

Life forms “want to” stay alive (stay organized at a high level of information?) But what drives them? Especially the brainless ones?

Everything we need to know about airplanes can be explained without reference to programmers

ENV: Did it never occur to these three engineers that airplanes are intelligently designed? No. The new Big Idea is the mind is not real.

When “war on science” means “daring to fight corruption”

The article offers damning specifics about how universities and science organizations apply completely different standards, depending on politics

Physicist thinks lack of evidence for inflation, multiverse a cosmic “deal-breaker”

Doesn’t get Kavli prize.

crAssphage – an ancient virus

Are you what you eat? Or what’s eating you? Novel virus discovered in half the world’s population A new study led by researchers at San Diego State University has found that more than half the world’s population is host to a newly described virus, named crAssphage, which infects one of the most common types of […]

Denying the Obvious

Living things appear to be designed for a purpose. That statement is entirely non-controversial. Even the world’s most famous materialist admits it: “Biology is the study of complicated things that give the appearance of having been designed for a purpose.” Richard Dawkins, The Blind Watchmaker: Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe Without Design […]

UD Post where famous chemist says no scientist understands “macroevolution” passed 200,000 views

If you want to know what is really going on now, read new media, not yesterday’s media.

More on why reams of bad science gets published, despite good intentions

Oransky: In an era of stagnant budgets, competition for limited funding has become cutthroat. That has led some scientists to take shortcuts.

Pundit Jeremy Lott muses on why the space alien must exist

ET worlds amount to a religious quest where the normal standards of evidence do not apply.

Mars: Much more information but definite answers are still elusive

8th International: Same questions remain – when did Mars have surface water, what happened to it? Did life ever exist there?

No, this time failure to believe Darwinian fairy tales isn’t the claimed cause of decline.

… particularly with the rise of post-normal, highly politicized science …

Jerry Coyne proven wrong by physicists about the eye

Coyne is not an engineer. He’s sort of a glorified fruitfly farmer. He doesn’t have engineering insights and it shows. He’s also one of the most militant ideologues out there ( protesting the appointment of Francis Collins MD,PhD as head of NIH because Collins was a Christian). Jerry Coyne argues the human eyes is poorly […]

Study: Puberty age depends on which parent’s genes rule

another example of the variability of the inheritance process

Torley’s getting so close to 200,000 …

Please folks, no cheating. Only go there if you want to read the post or some of the more recent of the 470 comments.

Gordon Davisson’s Talk Origins Post of the Month (October 2000)

I’m not aware of any policy restriction on providing links to TalkOrigins at UD. I’ve linked to TalkOrigins a lot since I’ve criticized it so much in the past. In this case, I actually concur with one of Gordon Davisson’s essays there, and I think it rightly earned Post of the Month 14 years ago […]

Scientific American may be owned by Nature but it is now run by Twitter

Enough squawking can make almost anything controversial, and that was what happened. Then the editors swooped.

Mathematicians’ role in flawed security cryptography

Using their expertise to subvert the group tasked with producing high quality cryptography?

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