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  • DNA Inherited From Neanderthals May Increase Risk of Covid-19

    07/06/2020 11:35:25 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 45 replies
    https://www.nytimes.com ^ | Updated July 6, 2020 | By Carl Zimmer
    A stretch of DNA linked to Covid-19 was passed down from Neanderthals 60,000 years ago, according to a new study. Scientists don’t yet know why this particular segment increases the risk of severe illness from the coronavirus. But the new findings, which were posted online on Friday and have not yet been published in a scientific journal, show how some clues to modern health stem from ancient history. “This interbreeding effect that happened 60,000 years ago is still having an impact today,” said Joshua Akey, a geneticist at Princeton University who was not involved in the new study. This piece...
  • How Do Atheists Explain The Incomprehensible Variety Of The World's Material Objects?

    06/23/2020 11:55:25 AM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 75 replies
    JAG 5000
    JAG 5000 Writes: You go into a Super Walmart Store and you go into a Super Mall, like The Mall Of America, and you look at what is on the shelves. You pause and reflect upon the numerous varieties of raw materials used to make the hundreds of thousands of material objects found in those stores and in the world at large --- from paper clips to huge ocean going cruise ships and aircraft carriers and Boeing 747's. You pause and think about the almost unfathomable number of material objects humans have made from the raw materials (eg. steel, copper,...
  • Some Intelligent Design Quotes From An Atheist: Fred Hoyle

    06/22/2020 7:30:25 PM PDT · by JAG 5000 · 35 replies
    JAG 5000
    “I am an atheist, but as far as blowing up the world in a nuclear war goes, I tell them not to worry.”___Fred Hoyle “Life cannot have had a random beginning ... The trouble is that there are about 2000 enzymes, and the chance of obtaining them all in a random trial is only one part in 10^40,000, an outrageously small probability that could not be faced even if the whole universe consisted of organic soup.”___Fred Hoyle “There is a coherent plan to the universe, though I don't know what it's a plan for.”__Fred hoyle “The notion that not only...
  • Dostoevsky and Natural Science

    05/26/2020 3:45:52 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 12 replies
    Dostoevsky Studies ^ | May 2020 | Michael R. Katz
    The nineteenth century has often been characterized as an "age of revolution." Indeed, it was an age brimming over with revolutionary ideas of all sorts, as well as with political and social movements seeking to implement those ideas. The cast of revolutionary characters includes Marx and Engels, Darwin, Comte, and Freud; among major events -the French Revolutions, to name but a few. The nineteenth century was also an age of scientific revolution -- not The Scientific Revolution, a designation traditionally reserved for the period of radical and innovative discoveries which occurred in the interval between Copernicus and Newton -- even...
  • Epstein had his own office, phone line at Harvard even after his 2008 conviction of soliciting sex from minors

    05/02/2020 7:42:33 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05 01 2020 | Tal Axelrod
    Harvard University admitted Friday that Jeffrey Epstein had his own office and phone line at the university and also made several visits there even after he was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from minors. According to a new report from the university, Epstein, the disgraced financier who killed himself in jail last year while awaiting sex crimes charges, visited Harvard more than 40 times after his 2008 conviction and unveiled deep ties between him and the university, with which he had no official affiliation. University President Lawrence Bacow said in a letter to the Harvard community that Harvard accepted...
  • Why Extravagant Beauty Is Evolution’s Most Persistent Problem

    04/22/2020 7:02:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 22, 2020 | Glenn T. Stanton
    While the rest of us can’t imagine life without beauty, its absence would certainly make life easier for evolutionists. They will just have to accept their beautiful plight. I don’t often think about evolution, but I recently found myself doing so under the warm, cerulean waters of Sharks Cove on the North Shore of Oahu. I was snorkeling, taking in the tropical fish schooling around me. I thought, how did their diverse and extravagant beauty come to exist? If natural selection is the engine that created the living world, what is the reason behind this opulence? Why does beauty even...
  • View Free Videos from Illustra Media

    04/17/2020 11:28:30 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 6 replies
    During this period of uncertainty and massive change in the normal cycle of our daily routines, the Illustra Media staff, board of directors, and our distributor (RPI) want to offer encouragement and hope through the films we have produced during the past 20 years.For the next 60 days, we will make streaming of our full length documentaries available free of charge. Click on any of the titles below to access the English versions. To stream international translations click here. You may bookmark this page for future reference. Please feel free to share it with your friends, family, and social media...
  • Evolutionist Admits Darwin’s Connection to Racism

    02/28/2020 1:29:07 PM PST · by fishtank · 66 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 2-26-2020 | Jerry Bergman, PhD
    Evolutionist Admits Darwin’s Connection to Racism February 26, 2020 | Jerry Bergman Finally, Some Honesty about Darwin’s Direct Connection to Racism: One AAAS Scientist Admits Evolution’s Sordid Past by Jerry Bergman, PhD Although often ignored, some science organizations that embrace evolution acknowledge the close causative connection between Darwinism and racism. ""...Despite some inaccuracies and fierce opposition, Darwin’s blend of novel hypotheses … and good rhetoric transformed the scientific world within a few decades. By the late-nineteenth century …scientific racism that had made polygenism so popular was soon drawing people to a new cause: eugenics."" So says John P. Slattery, Ph.D.,...
  • A Gene Tied To Facial Development Hints Humans Domesticated Themselves

    01/26/2020 10:50:14 PM PST · by blam · 36 replies
    Science News Magazine ^ | 1-27-2020 | Tina Hesman Saey
    Called BAZ1B, it may also help explain why domesticated animals look cuter than their wild kin Domestic animals’ cuteness and humans’ relatively flat faces may be the work of a gene that controls some important developmental cells, a study of lab-grown human cells suggests. Some scientists are touting the finding as the first real genetic evidence for two theories about domestication. One of those ideas is that humans domesticated themselves over many generations, by weeding out hotheads in favor of the friendly and cooperative (SN: 7/6/17). As people supposedly selected among themselves for tameness traits, other genetic changes occurred that...
  • Scientists Think They've Found 'Mitochondrial Eve's' First Homeland

    01/14/2020 7:22:36 AM PST · by Quality_Not_Quantity · 59 replies
    Live Science ^ | 10/28/2019 | Brandon Specktor
    Today it's a desert. Two hundred thousand years ago, perhaps it was home. The San people of southern Africa carry one of the oldest maternal DNA lineages on Earth. Now, researchers think they know the precise place our earliest maternal ancestor called home. (Image credit: Shutterstock) Two hundred thousand years ago, the earliest shared ancestors of every living human on Earth rested their feet at a verdant oasis in the middle of Africa's Kalahari Desert. Here, in a patchwork of now-extinct lakes, forests and grasslands known as the Makgadikgadi paleowetland, our greatest grandmothers and -grandfathers hunted, gathered and raised families...
  • No Harm, No Foul — What If Darwinism Were Excised from Biology?

    12/04/2019 8:54:07 AM PST · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    Some biologists might shudder at the thought of eliminating Darwinism from their scientific work. A “Darwin-ectomy” sounds more painful than a tonsillectomy or appendectomy. To hard-core evolutionists, it might sound like a cephalectomy (removal of the head)! If Darwinism is as essential to biology as Richard Dawkins or Jerry Coyne argues, then removing evolutionary words and concepts should make research incomprehensible. If, on the other hand, Darwinism is more of a “narrative gloss” applied to the conclusions after the scientific work is done, as the late Philip Skell observed, then biology would survive the operation just fine. It might even...
  • The Biochemistry Challenge to Darwin

    11/23/2019 6:18:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/23/2019 | By John Dale Dunn, MD, JD
    The commenters responses to my book review of Foresight: How the Chemistry of Life Reveals Planning and Purpose, by Physical Chemist, Spectrometrist Researcher Dr. Marcos Eberlin were, in many cases, well informed and insightful, but one extraordinary commentary was provided by Dr. Ronald Cherry of  East Tennessee, who is board certified in four specialties of medicine and an energetic researcher in matters of biochemical cellular physiology and micro anatomy and physiology. Dr. Cherry provided me with a commentary  titled “Zero Probability for Self-Generated Life” that I found compelling and worth summarizing and discussing for the many who are interested...
  • Evolutionists Surprised but Never Falsified: You can move the goalposts at will

    11/19/2019 9:32:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 1 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 11/19/2019 | David F. Coppedge
    When you’re the only team allowed on the field, you can move the goalposts at will.Evolutionary biologists are continually surprised by a world that doesn’t fit their expectations. They have no fear of falsification, though, because all other explanations beside Darwin’s have been ruled out. They just move the goalposts and carry on.Lichens “Way Younger than Thought”In the old evolutionary saga, lichens were among the first plants to colonize the land. That was because these symbiotic communities of primitive algae and fungi were needed to break down the rocks so that “real” plants could take root. Now, they’re saying...
  • Creationism’s Debt to Prof. Phillip Johnson (1940-2019), Author of Darwin on Trial

    11/04/2019 12:28:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 11/04/2019 | David Coppedge
    Phillip E. Johnson (1940-2019) was a unifying figure, but not a compromiser. A unique and wise influencer, his strategy will continue.Op-ed by David CoppedgeWhen I heard yesterday that Dr Phillip Johnson had passed away November 2, I was saddened, but I knew that his influence was alive and well. As “godfather” of the intelligent design movement (not “father” since design arguments go back to antiquity, and the phrase “intelligent design” predates him1), Johnson’s influence was indubitably profound for ID. But how about for creationism? There have been a few creationists who have been critical of his approach, thinking he...
  • Convergent Evolution: Darwinism, Leftism, and Sorcery

    10/30/2019 8:27:23 AM PDT · by fishtank · 4 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 10-27-19 | David F. Coppedge
    Convergent Evolution: Darwinism, Leftism, and Sorcery October 27, 2019 | David F. Coppedge You can tell a lot about a movement by the company it keeps. Op-Ed by David Coppedge We’ve reported several times about the virulent leftism of the major scientific journals, reporters and academics (e.g., 24 March 2018, 29 July 2018, 5 Dec 2018). There is hardly a policy President Trump puts forth that scientific leaders do not immediately attack. But it’s not just hatred for one man that drives them: it is hatred for all conservative leaders and positions around the world, whether in Australia, Brazil, or...
  • New PragerU Video Shows 2 Scientific Reasons to Doubt Evolution

    10/22/2019 8:18:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 21 replies
    PJ Media ^ | October 21, 2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    New PragerU Video Shows 2 Scientific Reasons to Doubt Evolution On Monday, PragerU released a video giving two solid scientific reasons to doubt the Darwinian theory of evolution. In the video, Stephen C. Meyer, who earned a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science and who serves as a senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, lays out two key flaws in the evolutionary theory that is often taught as gospel truth in may high schools and colleges.Meyer begins the video by quoting evolutionary biologist and New Atheist Richard Dawkins, who claimed that anyone who does not believe in evolution...
  • How evolution builds genes from scratch

    10/19/2019 10:19:27 AM PDT · by null and void · 28 replies
    Nature ^ | 16 October 2019 | Adam Levy
    In the depths of winter, water temperatures in the ice-covered Arctic Ocean can sink below zero. That’s cold enough to freeze many fish, but the conditions don’t trouble the cod. A protein in its blood and tissues binds to tiny ice crystals and stops them from growing.
  • Neanderthals may have been wiped out by EAR INFECTIONS: Scientists say complications of the common..

    09/20/2019 11:41:54 AM PDT · by RummyChick · 63 replies
    dm ^ | 9/20/2019 | jack elsom
    Ear infections likely killed off the Neanderthals, according to scientists who claim to have cracked the mystery surrounding the species' extinction. While antibiotics are taken for granted in the modern world, a lack of sophisticated medicine 40,000 years ago is believed to have seen the archaic species suffer from the common childhood illness and then perish. Moreover, Neanderthals were more prone to contracting an ear infection as they had smaller ears, providing a tighter space for bacteria to become clogged up. This is believed to have led to breathing and hearing problems and pneumonia.
  • Success Breeds Failure

    08/30/2019 8:12:15 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 52 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 8/30/2019 | John Conlin
    The United States is the freest, wealthiest, most tolerant society the world has ever known. Even today’s poor live lives undreamed of by royalty less than a century ago. Yet in what seems like a major disconnect from this reality, we have major politicians calling for a transformation of society. Why is this? Well, other than pandering for votes and power, which is a large part of it, there is another more basic and more dangerous process at work. And that is success breeds failure. This is a common and accurate theme in management thinking. Success breeds complacency. Success can...
  • How to Accept Darwinism: Deny Reality

    08/15/2019 9:30:57 AM PDT · by Kalamata · 14 replies
    Creation Evolution Headlines ^ | 8/14/2019 | Jerry Bergman
    Leading Science Magazine Questions Reality by Jerry Bergman, PhD The New Scientist cover story from August 3-9, 2019, reads, “Reality: The Greatest Illusion of All.” It is subtitled, “How Evolution has Blinded us to the Truth About the World.” I have often come across this theme in my reading. It usually goes like this: ‘The world, especially all forms of life, look very much like they were designed, but this is an illusion because we know that all life and the universe itself evolved.’[1] The author of the New Scientist article, University of California Professor Donald Hoffman, extends this logic...