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Richard Dawkins explains: Homosexuality didn’t evolve as natural population control

12 hours agoNews : The Raw Story

To celebrate Darwin Day, noted atheist and evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins answered a series of questions from his Twitter followers, the first of which asked whether homosexuality could have evolved as a natural form of population control. “I’ve always believed that...

Is Homosexuality Nature’s Way of Preventing Overpopulation? Of Course Not, Explains Richard Dawkins

For Darwin Day, Richard Dawkins answered questions about evolution for his viewers. The first one: "Is homosexuality nature's population control?" (Spoiler: No.)

Links 3/4/15

Links for you. Science: New Mexico museum scuttles Darwin events after creationists demand ‘intelligent design’ coverage (is it me, or do engineers seem disproportionately involved in this kind of stupidity?) Scientists reveal the real reason you have eyelashes A Clownish … Continue reading ?

Companies Need to Compete for Relevance to Survive Digital Darwinism

Digital Darwinism is claiming businesses everywhere. As technology and society evolve, leaders face the need to adapt or die. Doing so stars with rethinking what it takes to compete for market share by competing for relevance. However, executives do not know what they do not or choose not to know. In my book, you either […]

Almost a Darwin

Gotta ban them guns, gotta ban them guns : A 14-year-old walked into a Northwest Side hospital with a gunshot wound to her knee Tuesday evening.The girl — who police said was “highly uncooperative” — walked into Our Lady of the Resurrection...Show More Summary

TEDxGalápagos tells the story of Galapagos’ humans

There aren’t many places on earth more mythical than the Galápagos Islands, the archipelago that sparked Charles Darwin to form his theory of evolution almost two centuries ago. Protected as a World Heritage Site, they’re bursting with life, from ancient tortoises to Darwin’s finches to bright sea creatures. But as a place for people to [ … ]

New Mexico Officials Cancel Museum’s Darwin Day Event After Creationists Complain About Not Being Included

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History was going to have a Darwin Day event this month, that was co-sponsored by New Mexicans for Science & Reason, the Humanist Society of New Mexico, and the Freedom from Religion Foundation chapter...Show More Summary

New Mexico museum scuttles Darwin events after creationists demand ‘intelligent design’ coverage

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

The New Mexico Museum of Natural History canceled a series of events honoring scientist Charles Darwin after two local retired engineers lobbied for discussions on “intelligent design” to be included, KRQE-TV reported. “It’s a very controversial issue,” said James...

Review: Pneuma: Breath of Life

Pneuma: Breath of Life is, through and through, a creationist tale. There's no theory of evolution, carbon dating, or Darwinism to cause debate. It's one god and the world that he brought into existence mere seconds earlier. As it turns out, being the only inhabitant of a world is a dull affair. Read more...

Charles Darwin’s Children’s Doodles and Paintings on Original Handwritten ‘On the Origin of Species’ Pages

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

A watercolor on the back of a page of the original On the Origin of Species manuscript A vast collection of digitizations and transcriptions of naturalist Charles Darwin‘s manuscripts is still growing in the ongoing Darwin Manuscripts Project at the American Museum of Natural History. Some notable finds in the project are doodles and paintings […]

Gertrude Himmelfarb, Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution

Gertrude Himmelfarb, Darwin and the Darwinian Revolution: Looks like a good biography and history.

Darwin LNG Launches Sell Tender

Australia's Darwin liquefied natural gas (LNG) export plant, operated by Conoco Phillips, has launched a tender to sell one cargo loading April 6-7, according to traders familiar with the matter.

What Did Charles Darwin Put In His Mouth? Pretty Much Everything.

last weekGenres / Sci Fi : io9

One of Charles Darwin's quirks was his curiosity as to how the animals he studied tasted. Throughout his life, he went around the world eating exotic species. Read more...

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go

Marketing Agency Darwinism: Grow or Go Truth be told, though we live and die by our to-do lists, when we started our agency we didn't have a business plan. What we did have was an identified need, a good idea and a bottle of wine to fuel our courage to take the plunge. Show More Summary

Published This Day (1871): Darwin's, The Descent of Man

On this day in 1871, Charles Darwin's book "Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex" was published in London.

Actress Rushed To Hospital With ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’

British actress Elaine Rhodes was trying to “nail” a death scene and worked so hard to get into character it landed her in the hospital. The British actress, who plays the role of Lily Darwin, a gangster’s mother in the film “C.O.O.L.I.O.,” is said to have spent the day on set at her son’s deathbed. [...]

The Evolution Catechism

last weekNews : News Desk

Darwin Day, February 12th, passed last week without much fuss, even from those of us who have written at length about the man it honors. Celebrating Charles Darwin’s birthday has some of the vibe of Linus waiting for the Great Pumpkin—there’s a hope, and a ritual, but it can be pretty lonely. Show More Summary

I Love This Photo-Op to Celebrate Darwin Day

The University of Texas at San Antonio Secular Student Alliance had this fantastic display to celebrate Darwin Day:

Music For Writers: Gregory Brown’s Natural Selections

2 weeks agoHumor : Thought Catalog

The genetic sequence of finches is used by composer Gregory W. Brown to create melody for his Missa Charles Darwin. He talks about the "visceral experience" of his work in Music for Writers.

Zoologger: Oral sex may be a life saver for spider

Male Darwin's bark spider use genital lubrication and binding to stop their mates from eating them after copulation

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