Natural Selection Favors Illogic

March 5, 2017 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationFossilsGeologyHuman BodyMammalsMarine BiologyMediaMind and BrainOrigin of LifePhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Nothing in Darwin’s mechanism guarantees humans will think rationally. Fitness might actually favor stupidity. For proof, look at the reasoning of people who believe in natural selection.

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Reality Rushes Evolutionists

December 14, 2016 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeneticsMarine BiologyPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

Earlier than thought” is a common phrase encountered when evolutionists test their speculations against the real world.

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Secular Science’s Meat Market: Abortion and Embryos

March 13, 2016 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionDumb IdeasEducationGeneticsHealthHuman BodyMediaMind and BrainPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

When it comes to killing the unborn, science journals and secular reporters are all for it.

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Invisible Subs and Other Tricks Inspired by Life

November 21, 2015 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBirdsBotanyCell BiologyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhilosophy of SciencePhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

Working scientists seem less focused on evolution and more on design these days, figuring out how animals and plants do amazing things.

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Fossils Defy Slow, Gradual Deposition Over Long Ages

September 18, 2015 in Cell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeneticsMammalsMarine BiologyOrigin of LifePhilosophy of SciencePhysics

What do a virus and a whale have in common? They didn’t fossilize slowly a long time ago.

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Pathogens Don’t Exist

December 10, 2014 in Bible and TheologyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of ScienceTerrestrial Zoology

It takes a partnership to have a disease, say two microbiologists who argue for ditching the word “pathogen.”

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Let’s Get [Thankful for the] Physical

November 25, 2014 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMammalsMind and Brain

Wonders of the human body continue to pour forth from scientific research, providing more reasons to give thanks.

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Viruses May Do the Ocean Good

November 2, 2014 in Bible and TheologyCell BiologyGeneticsHealthIntelligent DesignMarine Biology

A new study shows that viruses can help keep down algal blooms.

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Less Darwin, More Pasteur

October 1, 2014 in Bible and TheologyDarwin and EvolutionHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePolitics and Ethics

Pasteur’s vision of eradicating rabies remains unfulfilled 129 years after he cured a boy. Isn’t that a nobler goal of science than storytelling about evolution?

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Life Worth Imitating

July 7, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMarine BiologyPhysicsTerrestrial Zoology

The living treasure chest of biological designs opens wider each week, inspiring human engineers to improve human health and productivity.

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Virus Motors Show Mechanical Design

May 30, 2014 in Amazing FactsBiomimeticsCell BiologyGeneticsHealthIntelligent DesignPhilosophy of SciencePhysics

A virus efficiently packs its DNA into its capsule with a powerful molecular motor working against repulsive forces.

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Giant Virus Rises from the Past

March 5, 2014 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyDating MethodsDumb IdeasFossilsGeneticsGeologyHealth

The media are shocked that a virus resurrected from 32,000-year-old permafrost can still actively invade amoebas.

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Antibiotic Resistance Genes Found in Medieval Human Dung

February 27, 2014 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyDarwin and EvolutionFossilsGeneticsHealthHuman BodyIntelligent Design

Centuries before antibiotics were put into use for human health, genes for antibiotic resistance already existed in viruses found in human coprolites, new research shows.

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Parallel Universe of Microbial “Dark Matter” Revealed

July 20, 2013 in Amazing FactsCell BiologyGeneticsIntelligent DesignSETI

As scientists continue to find incredible diversity in the smallest of organisms, realizations of all we’ve been missing are changing conceptions of life.

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Amazing Body Facts

May 22, 2013 in Amazing FactsBible and TheologyHealthHuman BodyIntelligent DesignMind and Brain

There are more wonders in your body than you can possibly imagine. Here are half a dozen new findings for conversation starters.

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Biomimetics to the Rescue of Science

October 10, 2011 in Amazing FactsAwardsBiologyBiomimeticsBotanyCell BiologyFossilsHealthHumanityIntelligent DesignMammalsMarine BiologyMicrobiologyOriginsTerrestrial Zoology

The booming field of biomimetics (imitating nature’s designs) is fascinating not only for the amazing products it promises, but for the fresh new opportunities it provides for science and engineering. From viruses to mammals, everything in the living world is now being seen in a new light: agents of innovation that humans can learn from. Here are just a few examples in recent news, arranged in order from large to small inspirational creatures.

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