Appropriately named 22-year-old Milo Manu Felix Wild, who lives, appropriately enough, in the Australian city of Darwin, asked a local judge to end a two-year court-ordered ban on alcohol consumption by throwing him in jail instead. Read more...
Football used to be a war of attrition, a 12-play-per-drive slug-fest where only the strongest could survive. It was grind-it-out or get-it-out, a sport that Charles Darwin, had he seen it, would have probably cited in The Origin of Species. Show More Summary
The 19th century was still trying to wrap its head around the theory of evolution when a group of scientists decided to up the ante and declare that the universe was teeming with “ultra-terrestrial” life. Read more...
So evolution can be expanded to include social decadence in all its forms? Not even Darwin would have stood still for that.
The other day, I wrote a damning critique of Darwin's theory and offered nothing in the way of a positive alternative to the traditional view of accumulated-point-mutations as a driving force for evolution. It's easy to take potshots at someone else's theory and walk away. Show More Summary
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Charles Darwin, Linus Pauling, and Albert Einstein made great contributions to science. They also made large blunders. In this original essay Mario Livio, astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute, and author of the new...Show More Summary
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Charles Darwin, notes David Askew in a review of Paul Johnson’s Darwin: Portrait of a Genius, was not insensitive to the mores of his time: Darwin’s mechanism [of natural selection] was self-regulating: it could explain the birth of new and the death of old species without having to turn to supernatural causes. It constituted a […]
As a biologist, I find Darwin's theory hugely disappointing. It's better than the alternative (which is to believe in magic, basically), but not by much, sadly. Charles Darwin died before Mendel proved the existence of genes. As scientific theories go, the theory of evolution is easily the weakest of all major scientific theories. Show More Summary
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How would it change the way we talk to each other, if we took the Resurrection seriously, not just as a promise to be fulfilled in some distant future, but in the way we live here and now, as we make our way into the Kingdom of God?
I was immediately intrigued when the ARC of Jason M. Hough's The Darwin Elevator showed up in my mailbox. At the time, I was looking for stuff to bring with me on my month-long trip and this looked just like the sort of thing that would...Show More Summary
(1) Wall Street Real Estate Buying Spree: You heard it from us first in our March/April cover story by Darwin BondGraham, Whose Housing Recovery? (Ok, other outlets had reported on it, but not as critically and thoroughly as Darwin did.) Now … Continue reading ? The post Links and Upcoming Articles appeared first on Dollars & Sense Blog.
On June 23rd, the opening lecture for the Mont Pelerin Society conference on evolution in the Galapagos will be by David Kohn, a Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at Drew University, who is well known for his editing and scholarly studies of Darwin's manuscripts and notebooks. Show More Summary
Julia Stonehouse examines the recent history of the patriarchial society and finds the male biological preference for a son to be based on a fallacy, from Darwin to Christianity.
(June 6, 2013 12:09 AM, by Bryan Caplan) Are you a libertarian? Are you tired of being called "hard-hearted"? Then I've got a solution for you! You'll still be insulted. But instead of being condemned as "hard-hearted," you'll be mocked as "soft-headed." All you have to do: 1.... (0 COMMENTS)
Below find #7 in my Best of Neuron Culture Moving Party here at Wired — a run of 10 of my favorite posts from the blog’s stay here. (Details on my upcoming move are at bottom of the post). This one...
If you suddenly find PC makers quoting Charles Darwin, more often than not, don’t be surprised. “Evolve or Perish” is what they have got to live by, if they are to sustain themselves. And, of course, the PC industry is fast evolving....Show More Summary