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

Prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago: Bone and skin preserved the nutritious marrow for later consumption

Researchers have uncovered evidence of the storage and delayed consumption of animal bone marrow at Qesem Cave near Tel Aviv. The research provides direct evidence that early Paleolithic people saved animal bones for up to nine weeks before feasting on them inside the cave.

Source: Prehistoric humans ate bone marrow like canned soup 400,000 years ago: Bone and skin preserved the nutritious marrow for later consumption — ScienceDaily

Horizontal gene transfer: Cholera bacterium steals 150 genes at once 

Relevant in more ways than one. Remember that recent Atlantic article where the writer was grousing that her school didn’t teach “evolution” (Darwinism)? And a Darwin lobbyist told her that as a result we wouldn’t understand superbugs? Darwinism is probably in the way, actually.

Source: Horizontal gene transfer: Cholera bacterium steals 150 genes at once | Uncommon Descent

Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 goes to trio for work on evolution of universe and “Earth’s place in the cosmos” today 

“Their discoveries have forever changed our conceptions of the world,” the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences said of the prize winners

Source: Nobel Prize in Physics 2019 goes to trio for work on evolution of universe and “Earth’s place in the cosmos” today – CBS News

Fast evolution explains the tiny stature of extinct ‘Hobbit’ from Flores Island

New research models how the Homo floresiensis species could have evolved its small size remarkably quickly while living on an isolated island.

Source: Fast evolution explains the tiny stature of extinct ‘Hobbit’ from Flores Island