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Entries from November 2007

Preview: Expelled

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Exprelled preview

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Tags: Science & Religion

Stem cell breathrough

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Stem cell breakthrough by PZ Myers, Pharyngula Reposted from: Dawkins site http://scienceblogs.com/pharyngula/2007/11/stem_cell_breakthrough.php

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Tags: Evolution

Half-evolved turtles?

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Where Are All The Half-Evolved Turtles? Babu Ranganathan’s articles are useful til you reach the last paragraphs where the sermon/punchline kicks in. Read the first part of his essays and skip the sermon. ————- Millions of people are taught in schools and textbooks all over the world that the fossil record furnishes scientific proof of […]

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Tags: Evolution

Night school for creationism?

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments

When Night Falls at School, Should Darwin Go Home?

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Tags: Evolution · religion

GNXP links

November 25th, 2007 · No Comments

A number of scientists and scholars are questioning assertions made by companies offering DNA testing to individuals exploring their ancestry. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/25/business/25dna.html Modern brain science is confirming an 18th century philosopher’s moral theories http://www.reason.com/news/show/123608.html Morality and empathy are writ deep in our genes, as are savagery and bloodlust. Science is learning what makes us both noble […]

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Tags: links

Davies: Taking science on faith

November 25th, 2007 · 1 Comment

From SciftP November 24, 2007 Op-Ed Contributor Taking Science on Faith By PAUL DAVIES Tempe, Ariz. SCIENCE, we are repeatedly told, is the most reliable form of knowledge about the world because it is based on testable hypotheses. Religion, by contrast, is based on faith. The term “doubting Thomas” well illustrates the difference. In science, […]

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Tags: Science & Religion · you've got mail

Shock Doctrine and leftist theory muddle

November 24th, 2007 · No Comments

Power, Passion, and Neoliberalism by Walden Bello The value of Naomi Klein’s The Shock Doctrine lies in a basic clarity beyond leftist jargon and theorizing. Undoubtedly Klein’s analysis might require further critique and elaboration, but I was struck by the cogency of an analysis that was to the point without being simplistic. By the time […]

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Tags: 1848+ · Critique of Evolutionary Economy

James responds to McGrath

November 19th, 2007 · 5 Comments

James comments on McGrath comment for Behe admits mistake. Will Darwinists admit to theirs?, McGrath James said, November 19, 2007 at 4:46 pm · “And so far the evidence keeps coming down in favor of mainstream evolutionary theory, again and again, consistently, for about 150 years now.” You’re completely missing the point. The issue was […]

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Tags: Evolution

G-design, n-design

November 2nd, 2007 · 3 Comments

James and Smith comment of G-design, n-design. I like James formulation of n-design. Let me say that all I meant by the term was to distinguish in principle between biochemical mechanisms, found in nature, that show a clear functional structure, i.e. they proceed from state A to state B to perform a task, machines with […]

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Tags: Evolution