The notion of mankind as special creation was overthrown with Darwin. Since then, a series of anthropological finds have continued to illuminate a startling picture: Not only are we not the center of the universe, but there were a lot of different breeds of us. The earliest evolutionary family portrait is starting to look a [...]
We recently received the following question.
Hello Chaps!While scanning through one of the god channels the other day Dr Richard Kent put forward his “Evolution is Impossible!” evidence list. Most of it was ridiculous, playground stuff, surely only plausible for those desperate to believe it. One point was curious though in his argument for a [...]
An excellent article on the challenges and misconceptions of evolution in the Huffington Post today. Not much new except for this succinct statement:
Even the vocabulary of this conversation is challenging. We discussed the great divide between the meanings of central terms like “theory” and “evolution.” Theory in science means something like, “A well-tested [...]
“A bunch of angry smiling people were handing out these anti-evolution flyers.”
Before there was the TV show Futurama, there was The Simpsons. Sprung forth from the same genius mind of Matt Groening, the man responsible for re-defining comedy, sarcasm, and satire for an entire generation (my generation), Futurama is the perfect blend of science, [...]
Researchers at the University of Leeds in the UK think they may have uncovered the energy source for the first forms of life on Earth.
Because this involves that critical time on earth when life was just getting a foothold, it’s also closely related to abiogenesis, which is the development of life from nonlife or [...]