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EXPELLED

The anti-evolution movie Expelled has garnered a lot of attention in the aftermath of its release to the nation’s cinemas. I haven’t seen it. The mainstream reviews all point out that it’s a deceptive piece of propaganda. I have no … Continue reading

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TAYLOR COUNTY DEVOLVES

By way of the blog of Florida Citizens for Science comes a capture from the notes of a Taylor County Florida school board meeting. Upon motion by Danny Lundy, seconded by Darrell Whiddon the Board adopted/approved the: 1.) Resolution regarding … Continue reading

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TRUE BELIEVERS

It seems some leading lights of the anti-God, pro-evolution have become ensnared by an “op” of the intelligent design brotherhood. The NYT reports today the film, “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed,” is a scree made to support ID and issues of … Continue reading

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BEHEMaTH

Post-creationist Michael Behe has a new book, The Edge of Evolution: The Search for the Limits of Darwinism, and I’ll be adding to my comments here over the next few days. I am not in any way qualified to evaluate … Continue reading

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DR. ROSS, I HAVE A QUESTION

Interesting article about a scientist and creationist. New York Times: Believing Scripture But Playing By Science’s Rules But Dr. Ross is hardly a conventional paleontologist. He is a “young earth creationist” — he believes that the Bible is a literally … Continue reading

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DREAMS OF BEAVERS AND BONOBOS

The essence of Mithen’s cathedral metaphor — that closed-off sectors of mental life became open to integration, cumulative speculation, and enthusiastic discovery — is most compelling. It surely describes a quantum leap in the flexibility and scope of consciousness that … Continue reading

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SHAMELESSLY DUMB

The essential humorous take on the evolution non-controversy has quickly passed into legendary status on the internet. Of course I’m speaking of the Flying Spaghetti Monster and its infinite creative unraveling as both parody and pastadigm. The Verganza site is … Continue reading

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DESIGNER SMACK DOWN

I’ve been tracking the instigation of the Intelligent Design crowd in their play for attention in Dover v. Kitzmiller. The battle for the hearts and minds of impressionable high school science students seems to me to be no more than … Continue reading

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MONKEY SEE MONKEY DUPED

“This is about an experiment performed in 1966 by Harry Harlow, in which several rhesus monkeys had some very bad days.”

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SINGING TOGETHER

Steve Strogatz’s public lecture Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order, is a good introduction to material found in detail in his very fine book of the same title. His work interests me for its possible applications to the study … Continue reading

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A WHALE OF A TALE

Ken Miller desolves Phillip E. Johnson in this exchange of letters about intelligent design. Johnson is, in my estimation, the worst philosopher who has ever descended from primitive primates. But his inability to fit together his propositions logically is not … Continue reading

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