The alleged poor design of the eye – JL Wile

In reality the retina is revealed as an optimal structure.

The Sage of Morris, Minnesota, on the death of famed comic actor Robin Williams

Jerry Coyne and many commenters do not have much use for this stuff, which says something for them.

Horizontal gene transfer of fundamental plant chemicals from bacteria

Researchers: Our findings did not fit what people expected.

Why did the Ediacarans go extinct?

New research suggests that Cambrian conditions may have done them in.

Negative reviews of Nicholas Wade’s Troublesome Inheritance

The racial implications of Darwinian evolution

We knew the Cosmos remake had struggled in the ratings, but didn’t realize…

It’s just not the cultural event Cosmos was.

Did most (or all) dinosaurs have feathers?

Suggested by researchers profiled in Discover Magazine

Quote of the Day: Re Darwin’s Coyne reduced to channelling Holocaust denial

Reader: Coyne is headed, if not already there, in the same direction to that of Dawkins.

Coyne compares Dembski to a Holocaust denier

University of Chicago biologist Jerry Coyne twice emailed the academic who invited Dr. William Dembski to speak at a UC seminar on August 13, comparing Dr. Dembski to a Holocaust denier: “Would you invite a Holocaust denier to speak to a history department? For this is exactly what you are doing by inviting Dembski… And […]

Discovery: Partially metal-plated syringe used by insect

First ever confirmed.

Epigenetics: Stress in pregnancies inherited?

What if “just neurotic” includes an archive of experiences that helps shape outcomes? Just wondering.

Peer review: On scientist suicides over retractions

And no one means it to come to this! Look, it isn’t worth suicide.

Richard (who any more?) Dawkins at the heart of a “civil war”?

On the Left? Has Darwinism come to this?

Ropes are coming off biology too; Nicholas Wade replies

Prediction: Wade will never get the requested lists of errors. Darwin’s legacy no longer needs facts.

Four-dimensional star? So cosmologists are just making this stuff up now?

Why are they doing this? They are stuck with facts they don’t like.

Why Keith Blanchard really doesn’t understand evolution

A few days ago, The Week published a pro-evolution article with the paradoxical title, “Why you should stop believing in evolution” by Keith Blanchard, a former editor-in-chief of Maxim magazine who is now the chief digital officer of the World Science Festival. Evolution, argued Blanchard, isn’t something we believe in, but something we simply grasp: […]

Solar system brewed 30 m yrs before birth

Even the Big Bang was not a welcome development.

Darwin follower really mad that information theorist can speak at his U

“WTF is happening at my alma mater?” How about , If Dembski is right, Darwin is dead.

A toff from the World Science Festival wants us all to “stop believing in evolution”

An almost unbelievably patronizing talkdown

130 leading geneticists say Nicholas Wade’s Troublesome Inheritance “misrepresents” evolution

Of course any schoolgirl cabal can do “unified” “disdain” – better than these guys, actually.

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