Jonathan Bartlett: Does evolution mean computers will take over? 

Elon Musk sees technology as taking over the human world and we’d best consider our options. Ma points out that humans build computers but no computer has ever built a human: For Musk, technology is not a tool to promote humanity. Rather, technology will take humanity’s place of leadership in th

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Lay Catholics questioning Darwinism? 

For some years, it has not been the practice of many Catholics to question Darwinism. Most got sucked years ago into some muddle according to which the great theologian Thomas Aquinas didn’t supposedly think there could be such a thing as observable design in nature because that would make God a “ti

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Complex birdsongs help biologists piece together the evolution of lifelong learning

Could mating preferences, like females preferring males who sing complex songs, affect the evolution of learning? Insights from birds could have clues for how people learn throughout their lives.

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Evolution Doesn’t Proceed in a Straight Line – So Why Draw It That Way?

Evolution doesn’t follow a preordained, straight path, yet in images drom museum displays to editorial cartoons, evolution is depicted as a linear progression from primitive to advanced.

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