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Suppose ID wins… 27 Aug 2013 | 03:34 pm

For the sake of argument, let’s surmise that, after a long controversy, finally ID succeeds in scientifically convincing all people that life and the universe are designed. Good, but what happens now?...

Measles and religion 27 Aug 2013 | 10:32 am

It must be the silly season over at Why Evolution Is True. Professor Jerry Coyne has just written a post entitled, Measles back again, thanks to religion, in which he leads off with this bald assertio...

What do readers make of claims for neutral evolution? 27 Aug 2013 | 07:18 am

As in Carl Zimmer’s recent Scientific American article here. The scenario that Gray proposes for the evolution of RNA editing goes like this: an enzyme mutates so that it can latch onto RNA and chang...

Memo from materialist neuroscientists: You NEED us; give us more time … 27 Aug 2013 | 05:00 am

… to prove that we and they are all “a bunch of chemicals reactions running around in a bag,*” and, oh, find treatments for mental illness. At Science News: The Magazine of the Society for Science & ...

Humanities prof to materialist Steve Pinker: Stop caricaturing us 27 Aug 2013 | 02:00 am

At Chronicle of Higher Education, , English prof Geoff Shullenberger advises materialist cognitive psychologist Steve Pinker against caricaturing the humanities. That’s somewhat like advising a vampi...

In Defense of Mark Frank — truth, believability, undecidability, and E-prime 27 Aug 2013 | 01:15 am

[Sometimes debate at UD can be heated, and I commend Mark Frank for his temperance with his critics. If I shut down every unfriendly comment made by either side in the discussions I host, I think ther...

Apparently, a wormhole is our best bet for a time machine 26 Aug 2013 | 11:38 pm

LiveScience speaks: Though wormholes have never been proven to exist, these theoretical passageways through space-time are predicted by Einstein’s general theory of relativity. … astrophysicist Eric...

Gene gun inventor John Sanford on what Darwin got wrong 26 Aug 2013 | 08:33 pm

Recently, we featured the now-published introduction to genetic theory at the Origin of Biological Information conference (Cornell 2011) by gene gun inventor and ID-friendly plant geneticist John Sanf...

Max Planck Institute: You could buy tools like the Neanderthals used off the Internet today 26 Aug 2013 | 07:28 pm

But they were really, really primitive, remember? Here’s the Max Planck Institute’s page on Neanderthal tools specialized for working leather: Microwear analysis conducted by Yolaine Maigrot of the ...

Pastafarians admit to being a religion … 26 Aug 2013 | 11:00 am

… in a situation where it only hurts them. Heck, you must have heard this by now: The spaghetti-heads who got started to ridicule the idea of design in the universe *in the Western world* —where that...

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