At Nature: “This avalanche of discovery is also stirring up debate: some researchers disagree over which fossil groups are true mammals and the shape of the mammal family tree.”
He jokes that the way his life intersected with Johnson’s was one of the best proofs of the existence of God.
“The high school textbook’s caricature of scientific method is not just bad philosophy, entirely inadequate to account for scientific practice. It is also bad history… “
Claims about what ought to be can’t be tested so they are not capable of being either true or false. Thus spoke Sev Let’s test Sev’s assertion. Genocide ought not to happen. Is this claim capable of being false? If it is capable of being false, under what circumstances would you approve of genocide? If […]
Wouldn’t making free, legal pot available accomplish the same intellectual goal?
Wait. What does this story remind us of? Oh yes, recently a writer at The Atlantic went so far as to express doubt about the claim of a Darwin-in-the-schools lobbyist that everyone needs to buy into their approach to evolution if we want to understand superbugs.
Clearly, there’s no war on science as such but when something sounds unbelievable, people tend not to believe it.
Welcome to the wonderful world of voice cloning (VC). In the same way digital technology can be used to alter photos, VC can be used to literally create speech of someone’s actual voice. All that’s needed is a five second sample of the target speaker and you can make them say anything! “…Researchers …are now […]
Sung to the tune of Fortunate Son (with apologies to CCR) Some people are born to get a job For which they have no qualification Making fifty thousand dollars a month To lie on the beach in the sun It ain’t me It ain’t me I ain’t no fortunate one It ain’t me It ain’t […]
Yesterday I had an exchange with Seversky that illustrates something I have observed countless times over the years. Materialists have a blind spot regarding how their own arguments undermine, well, their own arguments. Here is the exchange: Johnnyb wrote: The reason for this is the precise theorem that Hoffman states – in evolutionary competition, fitness […]
Riccardo Papa, co-author and professor at the University of Puerto Rico: “Distinct species with identical wing-color patterns, such as co-mimetic butterflies, can evolve using different molecular strategies. Imagine the same notes played on different instruments!” We CAN imagine it. It is called intelligent design. The melody is an idea and it can be iterated on different instruments. Thanks for listening.
“However, less-fit lineages also routinely leapfrog over strains of higher fitness. Our results demonstrate that this combination of factors, which is not accounted for in existing models of evolutionary dynamics, is critical in determining the rate, predictability and molecular basis of adaptation.” If Darwinism mattered the way it used to, this would be heresy.
Sheldon: The recent publication of the Italians+Silk paper has now voiced the unspeakable: there is something wrong with the Lambda-CDM Big Bang model, and by inference, the 2011 Nobel Prize. Neither “dark matter” nor “dark energy” seem to exist in a form that makes the model work.
Boghossian: In Culture War 2.0, correspondence theories of truth aren’t just dead: truth itself is inaccessible to people who do not possess the right identity characteristics.
In a couple of prior posts, here and here, we mentioned David Berlinksi’s new book Human Nature. Here’s a podcast of Berlinksi being interviewed by Jonathan Witt, regarding the book. On this episode of ID the Future, philosopher, mathematician, and Discovery Institute Senior Fellow David Berlinski answers questions from Jonathan Witt about Berlinski’s celebrated […]