Funny how so many people, whether they agreed with Darwin or not, got it so wrong all these years … How did it get to be called “social Darwinism” anyway, as opposed to, say, “social Florence Nightingale-ism”?
Source: Total Darwin Rewrite in progress: “Survival of the fittest” now means “sympathy” | Uncommon Descent
An ancient population of Arctic hunter-gatherers, known as Paleo-Eskimos, made a significant genetic contribution to populations living in Arctic North America today, new research shows.
Source: Ancient DNA sheds light on Arctic hunter-gatherer migration to North America around 5,000 years ago — ScienceDaily
(I think we’ve corrupted KF’s thread long enough.)The entire problem of mind/matter dualism is rooted in a single error of thought: the reification of an abstract descriptive model of experience into an causal agency independent of the mind that conceives it and the mental experience it is extrapo
Source: Mind vs Matter: the Result of an Error of Thought | Uncommon Descent
Scientists have identified specific parts of genetic code within switchgrass that could contribute to larger switchgrass harvests while reducing potential crop weaknesses.
Source: Switchgrass hybrid yields insights into plant evolution — ScienceDaily
Since 1900, nearly 3 species of seed-bearing plants have disappeared per year ― 500 times faster than they would naturally.
Source: World’s largest plant survey reveals alarming extinction rate
It should all be a call to arms no less urgent than that of the “Fate of the Earth.”.. In the early 80s the New Yorker ran a three-part series called “The Fate of the Earth” by Jonathan Schell. At
Source: Green New Deal Me In | Common Dreams Views
Popular culture is looking for high-tech ETs to be its saviors and Silicon Valley aspires to become those ETs. What could possibly go wrong?
Source: Will Space Aliens Become a New Majority Religion? | Mind Matters