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
A new fossil worm from the closing days of the Ediacaran is being celebrated as a missing link that demonstrates a gradual Cambrian diversification, not an explosion.
Source: Worming Evolution into the Cambrian Explosion | Evolution News
“When we’re in the beginning of an ecological and climate collapse,” said the lawmaker who introduced the measure, “I hope we can re-think our relationship with Nature.”
Source: In European First, Proposed Constitutional Amendment in Sweden Would Enshrine Rights of Nature | Common Dreams News
If anyone is worrying, it is Coyne and his fellow Darwinists, alarmed at the defection of a stellar intellect like Gelernter.
Source: Coyne, Bechly, Miller, Berlinski: Scientists Debate David Gelernter’s Darwin Apostasy | Evolution News
Theoretical physicists who say the multiverse exists set a dangerous precedent: science based on zero empirical evidence
Source: Post-empirical science is an oxymoron, and it is dangerous | Aeon Essays
Graziano’s approach is not new. Ancient philosophers thought the mind was fire (not too long after the discovery of fire). Early modern philosophers thought the mind was a machine (just as the machine age got started). Now suddenly it’s a computer…
Source: Can We Engineer Consciousness in a Robot? | Mind Matters