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The Fittest Theory

In the mid-aughts, Jonathan Gottschall pioneered “literary Darwinism,” a new form of analysis which applied evolutionary theory to works of literature. It was part of a wider upheaval in English departments across the country. Now, more than ten years later, we can make an assessment: how’d it work out for Gottschall? The answer: not well. […]

WWE News: Huge Backstage Update On Dean Ambrose Push, Other Talent Calling For The Lunatic Fringe Push?

There is a quote by Charles Darwin that goes like this, “a man’s friendships are one of the best measures of his worth.” WWE Superstar Dean Ambrose seems to represent this in various ways. Fans of all kinds have come out asking whatShow More Summary

Charles Darwin, Glutton

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Charles Darwin: Naturalist, geologist, visionary... glutton? Though most of us know Darwin for his theory of evolution and travels on the HMS Beagle, a select group of friends from his days at Cambridge knew him mainly as a member of...Show More Summary

Omaha Mayor Issues “Day of Reason” Proclamation

Just a couple of months after Omaha, Nebraska Mayor Jean Stothert signed a proclamation honoring Charles Darwin's birthday, she's done it again with one for the National Day of Reason:

New origin idea for cells that gave rise to vertebrates

The vivid pigmentation of zebras, the massive jaws of sharks, the fight or flight instinct and the diverse beaks of Darwin's finches. These and other remarkable features of the world's vertebrates stem from a small group of powerfulShow More Summary

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

Whenever and wherever, I am travelling, I always try and squeeze a market in. Just enjoyed a beautiful sunset which accompanies the Dry Season Mindil Markets in the Northern Australian City of Darwin. The setting of these markets has...Show More Summary

Resistance To Closure Of Remote Aboriginal Communities Continues With Protests Around The Country

From Hobart to Darwin people will today turn out to register their anger at the Barnett government's plans.

Fishbowl Five: Garden & Gun’s Rebecca Wesson Darwin

Rebecca Wesson Darwin was only planning to be in New York City for a year, spurred by that all-too-common postgraduate curiosity about big city life. But an internship on the business side at GQ turned into a full-time job, then a promotion,...Show More Summary

40 years ago today

Saigon, the capital of South Vietnam, fell 40 years ago today. The picture above was actually taken the day before, also the last two Americans killed in the war in Vietnam, Charles McMahon and Darwin Judge were killed forty years ago yesterday when the North Vietnamese regulars shelled Tân S?n Nh?t Airport; The Vietnamese call […]

In Baltimore, a lush scene out of Renoir in a riot-torn city

A white-haired man in coral slacks and a navy blue, brass-buttoned blazer stepped back and admired this year’s blooms.The pink and white tulips — a Darwin hybrid known as Ollioules — were spectacular, and all around him, families lounged on blankets, nibbling on picnic food as children frolicked on the lush lawn.Read full article >>

Creationist Propaganda Film Received Nearly $500,000 in Funding from Australian Taxpayers

Darwin: the Voyage that Shook the World is a 2009 film produced by Creation Ministries International. It deceptively interviewed professors under false pretenses, not telling them it was being produced by a Creationist group. It only made an estimated $116,000.And it cost the Australian taxpayers $500,000.That's according to an article in The Australian:

Creationists still blaming Darwin for Columbine

If creationism is the zombie lie behind all biology and geology, the Governor's Mansion in Louisiana might stand in for the castle ruins where the burnt and battered monster is reanimated and sent off to terrorize the countryside again. Show More Summary

Or Was That Satan, to Test Us? I Always Forget.

Bimbette: Oh, that’s that guy Darwin.Dude: Didn’t he invent Darwinism?–Museum of Natural HistoryOverheard by: JBL

2015 Darwin Award: Paris would-be Church bomber Shoots own Leg, Calls 911

France24 | — “This church in the Parisian suburb of Villejuif may have escaped being attacked last week-end. “Documentation was found that said without ambiguity that a person known to authorities would…

Yes, but How Old Is the Earth and How Will It Die? Darwin vs. Kelvin

“Are we entitled to say that Earth’s age is 4.55 billion years, and its trajectory an ellipse centred on the Sun, with an average radius of 150 million kilometres?” writes Hubert Krivine in the introduction to his important new work of scientific history,  … Read More

I Heart My City: Jennifer’s Darwin

Three years ago, Jennifer Pinkerton cashed in her life as an editor in Sydney for one of global adventure. After teaching English at the Dalai Lama’s temple in India, losing her hair in Zambia, and taking on French school in the Loire...Show More Summary

Documentary 'Revolution' gets somewhat lost at sea

"Revolution," filmmaker and marine biologist Rob Stewart's follow-up to his myth-busting 2007 documentary, "Sharkwater," starts off with Stewart lost in the middle of the Pacific, swimming against the heavy currents at Darwin Island in the Galapagos.

Darwin Wept: Pyramid Schemes, Collusion, and Price-Fixing, the Modern American Way

The story hardly bears repeating: Pricing is the ultimate miracle of Darwinian markets. Competitors who produce goods at lower prices thrive, expand their operations, and produce more. Those who charge higher prices (for equivalent goods) are driven to extinction when sensible purchasers abandon them for their more-efficient competitors. Show More Summary

Dismissing Darwin

When I was a high school senior in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in 2010, I began a campaign to repeal my state’s “creationism law,” which allows teachers to sneak religion into public school science classes by using materials that criticize evolution. Show More Summary

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