How Jurassic Plankton Stole Control of the Ocean’s Chemistry 

Evolution is usually depicted as a consequence of the never-ending war between living things — a “Struggle for Existence amongst all organic beings,” as Charles Darwin put it. The physical environment around those living things plays a part, but it’s secondary to the intimate relationships that organisms have with one another. Whether talking about symbioses or the ongoing competitions between species called Red Queen’s races, researchers largely take it for granted that ecological relationships are the primary force of evolution.   

Source: How Jurassic Plankton Stole Control of the Ocean’s Chemistry | Portside

Nathaniel Comfort, fresh off an op-ed in Nature, skewers pop Darwinian Steven Pinker 

It’s getting so that Darwinians are being treated like ordinary folk who could actually be wrong about some things. What is the world coming to? Where is Queen Umpadeedle when they need her?

Source: Nathaniel Comfort, fresh off an op-ed in Nature, skewers pop Darwinian Steven Pinker | Uncommon Descent

The Turing Test, Artificial Intelligence, and Intelligent Design 

Artificial intelligence and intelligent design both refer to the idea of “intelligence.” Is there a deeper understanding of intelligence that can be culled from the Turing Test? Robert J. Marks discusses the Turing test, artificial intelligence, and intelligent design with Dr. George Montañez.S

Source: The Turing Test, Artificial Intelligence, and Intelligent Design | Mind Matters